Special Issue "Surface and Subsurface Mapping"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021).
Interests: contemporary spatial and temporal river valley development and analysis of the geomorphic responses to rapid climatic and environmental changes; fluvial geomorphology and application of remote sensing (LiDAR, photogrammetry) to differential (DoD) surface changes analysis; Polar Regions (Svalbard) and Central Europe
Day by day, technological progress helps us to increase the amount of publicly available data on the Earth’s surface. These data are characterized by various ranges of resolution (scaling from overview to decimeter) and information. Traditional topographic maps [2D] are being progressively replaced by orthophoto maps, or two-and-half [2.5D] and three-dimensional [3D] maps=>models. Thus, the way of mapping both the Earth’s surface and what is located underneath (subsurface) is also changing. Additionally, the challenge is to connect all this information in order to better understand contemporary environmental changes. The proposed Special Issue on ‘Surface and Subsurface Mapping’ is addressed at a wide range of specialists in various fields, both environmental researchers (geologists, hydrogeologists, geophysicists, geographers, geomorphologists, soil scientists) and specialists who deal with changes in urbanized areas (planners, social geographers etc.). We invite you to publish the results of works which focus on describing and mapping contemporary changes of landforms. The studies that we especially welcome are these which graphically present the effects of surface and subsurface changes. Such examples include: glaciers—mapping of the surface and the bottom, mapping of subglacial and supraglacial water outflow paths; Karst areas—coupling of surface and underground relief (caves); geological and hydrogeological—mapping with particular emphasis on surface and groundwater coupling (surface water network and land surface vs. groundwater ceiling/floor maps); mapping of the thickness of surface formations such as rocks, sediments, soil, etc. What is more, studies of urbanized areas (mapping of urban surface and subsurface infrastructure) and exploitation areas (plans of excavations and land surface related) are also welcome.
Dr. Waldemar Kociuba
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- Modern mapping
- Geo-information mapping
- Mapping of surface phenomena
- Mapping of subsurface phenomena
- Mapping of natural processes
- Mapping in spatial planning
- Risk mapping
- Cave plans
- Plans for drifts and pits
- Satellite data mapping
- LiDAR data mapping
- ALS and TLS data mapping
- SfM data mapping
- Photogrammetric data mapping
- UAV and modern mapping
- Geology mapping
- Hydrogeology mapping
- Geomorphology mapping
- Glaciology mapping