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Special Issue "Geoweb 2.0"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (18 July 2014).
Prof. Dr. Alexander Zipf Website E-Mail
Chair of GIScience, Department of Geography, Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR), Heidelberg University, Berliner Str. 48, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
Fax: +49 6221 54 4529
Interests: geoinformatics; giscience; crowdsourcing geographic information; spatial data infrastructures; location based services
Dr. Bernd Resch Website E-Mail
GIScience Research Group, Department of Geography, Heidelberg University, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
Fax: +49 6221 54 4529
Interests: people as sensors and collective sensing (VGI); web-based geo-analysis; standardized geo-sensor webs; sensor fusion; location-aware complex event processing
Assist. Prof. Bernd Resch Website E-Mail
1. Department of Geoinformatics, Paris-Lodron University of Salzburg, Austria
2. Center for Geographic Analysis, Harvard University, USA
Interests: fusion of human and technical sensors; people as sensors and collective sensing (VGI); standardized geo-sensor webs; real-time; smart cities
The advancement of Internet technology is constantly changing the way geographic information is being collected, managed, processed, analyzed, and used. While a first wave of innovation has transformed Geographic Information Systems into Geographic Information Services, a second paradigm shift has recently been observed. This paradigm deals with crowdsourcing and the collaborative generation of geographic information. Such collaboration includes volunteered information from Web 2.0 communities (such as OpenStreetMap), as well as the not necessarily "volunteered" traces users leave behind in a connected world, where physical and virtual activities blend more and more as a result of the increasingly ubiquitous mobile web. These new big data sources pose technical challenges that need to be addressed, but they also provide opportunities to analyze and use geographic data in unforeseen ways.
This special issue shall explore new trends in how the production and usage of geographic information are being transformed through the changes being induced by new Web technologies and their shifting usages. We are looking for original scientific contributions discussing how internet technologies relate to the way we create and handle geographic information, and how these relations are transformed into innovative applications. We encourage papers across disciplines and desire the presentation of different perspectives. Disciplines and topics include, for example, computer science or GIScience, as applied to the future of geographic information on the Web, as well as the potentials and challenges presented by such applications.
Prof. Dr. Alexander Zipf
Dr. Bernd Resch
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.
- geospatial social networks and geographic information in social media
- user generated geographic information, volunteered geographic information (VGI), OpenStreetMap
- combination and fusion of technical and human sensors
- next generation GeoWeb: technologies, standards and emerging topics
- processing and analysis of big geographic data on the web
- merging of mobile and web-based GI handling and processing towards ubiquitous GIS and a spatial-aware internet of things (IoT)
- computer science