Special Issue "Global Grid Systems"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 March 2020).
Interests: computer graphics; digital earth; geometric modeling; visualization
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Advances in data capturing technologies are causing an explosion in the quantity of geospatial data that is collected every day, all of which must be integrated together into a common reference model for meaningful analyses to be performed. Traditionally, the reference model is a 2D map formed by projecting the spheroidal Earth and its data onto a flat plane.
To foster a stronger understanding of the Earth, geospatial data may be assigned and retrieved using a 3D model of the Earth, rather than a 2D map. The use of dscrete global grid systems (DGGSs) is an emerging approach to the creation of such 3D models. DGGS are a discretization of the Earth into hierarchical sets of highly regular cells, each of which represents a distinct region of the Earth to which data may be assigned. In this model, each cell has a unique index that is used to reference geospatial information related to that cell. In order to support multiple spatial resolutions, cells are hierarchically subdivided using simple refinements. The open geospatial consortium (OGC) has developed an abstract specification of DGGSs, for use by the geospatial community.
There is a vast scope of research to be investigated in relation to DGGS. In this Special Issue, we invite research papers related to the following:
- Fundamental and geometric aspects of various global grids;
- Volumetric DGSS;
- Time-varying grids;
- Physical simulation of DGGS;
- Novel geospatial visualization of DGSS;
- Revisiting GIS algorithms in DGSS;
- Practical use cases in DGGS; and
- Efficient/novel implementations of DGGS.
Expressions of interest and/or questions are welcomed via email to [email protected] The journal and the Editors are committed to a rapid and thorough review process, and papers will be published on a rolling basis.
Prof. Dr. Faramarz Samavati
Mr. Troy Alderson
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 1400 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.
- Discrete global grid systems
- Time-varying and volumetric data
- Geospatial data representations
- Geospatial data processing
- Geospatial data visualization.