Special Issue "Advances in Localization and Navigation (GIS Ostrava 2021)"

A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Guenther Retscher
Guest Editor
Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation, TU Wien, Wiedner Hauptstraße 8-10/E120-05, 1040 Vienna, Austria
Interests: positioning and navigation with GNSS; location-based services; indoor and pedestrian navigation; applications of multisensor systems; smartphone positioning and sensor fusion
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Prof. Dr. Ondrej Krejcar
Guest Editor
Faculty of Informatics and Management, Center for Basic and Applied Research, University of Hradec Kralove, Rokitanskeho 62, Hradec Kralove, 50003, Czech Republic
Interests: control systems; smart sensors; ubiquitous computing; manufacturing; wireless technology; portable devices; biomedicine; image segmentation and recognition; biometrics; technical cybernetics; ubiquitous computing
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Prof. Dr. Vassilis Gikas
Guest Editor
School of Rural and Surveying Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Zographos, 15780, Greece
Interests: geodesy; positioning and navigation; engineering surveying; multisensor systems and applications
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Dr. Michal Kačmařík
Guest Editor
Department of Geoinformatics, VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava, 17. listopadu 2172/15, Ostrava, 70800, Czech Republic
Interests: satellite positioning and navigation; GNSS meteorology; location-based services; spatial data collection; remote sensing; unmanned air vehicles; natural hazards
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The current globalized world counts on localized data and location-aware services in a broad list of domains. People use their mobile devices for navigation in day-to-day professional and leisure time activities, companies automate their production or distribution, (unmanned) vehicles autonomously carry out given tasks separately or even cooperatively, and practically everything can be tracked during its movement. Seamless solutions for outdoor and also indoor mapping and navigation are being driven, based on diverse technologies and their fusions. Experts in geoinformatics, electronics, and other fields meet in multidisciplinary teams to address new challenges.

This Special Issue, which stems from the conference “GIS Ostrava 2021: Advances in Localization and Navigation”, welcomes submissions on methodological or applied aspects focused on (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • Localization via wireless networks
  • Satellite positioning and navigation
  • Vision-based localization and navigation
  • Inertial localization and navigation
  • Fusion of sensors and technologies
  • Autonomous operation of vehicles and robots
  • Simultaneous navigation and mapping (SLAM)
  • Cooperative localization and navigation, intelligent transportation
  • Artificial intelligence in localization and navigation
  • Indoor navigation
  • Pedestrian navigation
  • Location-based services
  • High-definition maps
  • Standards and interoperability
  • Algorithms and software development

Dr. Guenther Retscher
Prof. Dr. Ondrej Krejcar
Prof. Dr. Vassilis Gikas
Dr. Michal Kačmařík
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • positioning
  • navigation
  • sensor fusion
  • satellite positioning
  • vision-based navigation
  • inertial navigation
  • autonomous operation
  • localization and simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM)
  • indoor navigation
  • location-based services

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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