Special Issue "Gaming and Geospatial Information"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2020).
Interests: geogames; serious games and games for change; games for civic engagementl; game analytics; big data and games
Interests: game physics; geogames; game development education;
Online games, serious games, geogames based on geospatial technologies, and visualization have emerged as a novel form of communication with users/players. They may enhance their ability to think spatially, enable novel principles, and designs of spatial game-based simulations and models that include game mechanics, playfulness, and even enjoyment in their concepts. Such games can be offered on mobile devices as location-based games and are often called geogames. They may involve technologies and concepts such as virtual- and augmented realities, mixed-realities, or other cutting-edge implementations. Space and places with location-based visualizations play an important role in geogames; the visualizations can range from very abstract and imaginary to very specific, based on real-world examples.
This Special Issue is dedicated to gaming with geographic information. It brings together geographers, GIS professionals, game designers, data scientists, and urban designers and planners. We invite publications that focus on the concepts, fundamental principles of game-play and design, user experience with games based on geographic information technologies, and a variety of application areas in which these games have been implemented including learning, emergency management, urban planning, health, and others.
Assist. Prof. Alenka Poplin
Assoc. Prof. Dr. David I. Schwartz
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
- serious games
- online games
- geographic information technologies
- virtual- and mixed reality
- urban games