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Special Issue "Geomatics and Geo-Information in Earthquake Studies"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2020.
Interests: SAR interferometry; earthquakes; volcanoes; subsidence; landslide; satellite image analysis; natural hazards
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Interests: earthquake engineering; ground motion analysis; microtremor analysis; GIS for damage assessment; remote sensing for damage assessment; DEM analysis for landslides
Interests: GIS and remote sensing applications to environmental studies; risk analysis; critical infrastructures protection; design and development of GIS-based decision support systems (DSSs)
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Interests: GIS-based risk analysis for natural and human-induced hazards; seismic vulnerability analysis for structures and infrastructures at territorial scale; decision support systems for risk reduction, emergency management, and post-event resilience enhancement
In the past decade, large-scale earthquakes and tsunamis have struck major populated areas and produced heavy casualties and losses in many countries.
Geomatics methodologies and GIS-based hazard and risk analysis can be powerful tools to inform and support the development of effective disaster mitigation strategies, to reduce the impact of future earthquakes, and to assist early recovery and reconstruction activities.
Advances in geomatics and geospatial technologies are envisaged for extracting the most suitable information to assess seismic hazard and the seismic vulnerability of structures and infrastructures from the currently available large set of geographical data, including remote sensing imagery from satellites. Lessons learned from recent major earthquakes are also important to understand the mechanisms of ground shakings and structural damage.
GIS (Geographic Information Systems) have great potentialities for characterizing spatial patterns of natural and built environments. Within GIS, the location and inventory of buildings and infrastructures as well as their constructive features can be overlaid with seismic hazard maps (describing ground conditions, seismic shaking, amplification and co-seismic effects, etc.), as well as with information related to the resident communities, thus allowing investigation of the mechanisms that lead to physical damages to structures and infrastructures, and to social and economic impacts and losses in the short- and long-term. Information stored and processed via GIS can also be effective for deriving lessons learned.
DSSs (decision support systems), incorporating GIS-based analysis, are essential for the development of spatial analysis to support risk mitigation and risk management decision-making processes, but their studies have rarely been summarized. In order to concentrate the knowledge and experiences accumulated thus far, we would like to invite you to submit articles about your recent work. The topics of interest include but are not limited to the following keywords.
Dr. Christian Bignami
Dr. Hiroyuki Miura
Dr. Maurizio Pollino
Dr. Sonia Giovinazzi
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 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.
- risk analysis
- building inventory data development for damage assessment
- ground condition and seismic shaking mapping
- damage and loss estimation
- disaster mitigation planning
- spatial data analysis for recovery/reconstruction process
- vulnerability assessment
- critical infrastructure protection against earthquakes
- GIS-based decision support systems for risk analysis, emergency management, scenario simulations
- resilience enhancement strategies