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Special Issue "SDI and the Revolutionary Technological Trends"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2020.
GIS Centre, Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund University, 221 00 Lund, Sweden
Tel. +46 46 222 3317
Interests: Spatial Data Infrastructures; Linked data; Spatial Modeling and Analysis; Machine Learning; Spatial Epidemiology; Disaster Management; Urban Planning
Department of Architecture and The Built Environment, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
Interests: (open) spatial data infrastructure; open data, open city; users; volunteered geographic information (VGI); citizen science governance; information law
Spatial data infrastructure (SDI) activities have been initiated at local, national, regional, and global levels to enhance the utilization of spatial data and processing tools in decision-making processes. In recent years, several revolutionary technological trends have disruptively changed the way we think about solving spatial problems. Machine learning, linked data, big data processing, blockchain, NoSQL database systems, virtual and augmented reality, and the Internet of Things are some of the scientific achievements that also influence SDIs. Moreover, while movements towards open data urge us to openly disseminate spatial data to wider groups of audiences, the emergence of ethics, laws, and policies about privacy, security, and liability (such as the General Data Protection Regulation—GDPR), also force us to take more conservative approaches. The primary goal of this Special Issue is to explore how the aforementioned and other revolutionary trends can improve or alter diverse aspects of SDIs, including the life cycle of spatial data (data gathering, processing, distribution, use, maintenance, and storage) and the governance of SDIs. Additionally, it is essential to investigate the possibilities that these new ideas and technologies provide for the development and improvement of SDIs, and more importantly how this development will affect the knowledge about and science behind the creation of future SDIs.
Dr. Ali Mansourian
Dr. Bastiaan van Loenen
Dr. Lars Bodum
Dr. Mahdi Farnaghi
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- spatial data infrastructure (SDI)
- machine learning
- big data processing
- NoSQL database systems
- virtual and augmented reality
- Internet of Things
- open data