Special Issue "Multidimensional and Multiscale GIS"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019).
Interests: geometrical modelling; terrain modelling; cartographic generalisation
Interests: topological data structures; spatial modelling; BIM-GIS integration
People want to observe and understand the world around them. They want to make quick and sound decisions at their level of management: A building, factory, city, or perhaps a whole country. It is not an easy task, especially in a rapidly-changing environment where more and more information from different domains have to be taken into account. Old good models and analysis techniques have become outdated, unable to cope with the level of complexity. People need new and advanced tools, GISystems, to analyse, understand and manage their resources.
The advent of new data collection technologies, such as LiDAR and drones, have made geospatial data available in large amounts and at low costs. While access to data is getting easier, their increasing size imposes that manual interventions are limited as much as possible. This means that geospatial tools have to evolve towards further automation and guarantee the reproducibility of the process and the quality of the results. As such, algorithms and data structures for handling geospatial data also need to be more and more robust and efficient to model complex, multidimensional geospatial phenomena in GISystems and provide higher levels of analysis.
This Special Issue focuses on the multidimensional modelling and representation of geospatial data. This includes spatial dimensions but also temporal and scale dimensions. We invite papers with original contributions, proposing new algorithms and data structures to handle geospatial data and their representation at multiple scale. Papers presented in the ISPRS Commission IV Symposium in Delft, October 2018 will be considered if they are extended to full journal papers. Topics of this Special Issue mainly focus on, but are not limited to:
- Geographic and spatial information systems
- Algorithms and data structures for modelling spatial phenomena
- Multiple representation of geospatial phenomena
- Topological data structures for multidimensional geometries
- Data structures for multiscale representations
- Algorithms for handling multiple representations
- Algorithms and data structures for terrain modelling
- Machine learning utilizing multidimensional and multiscale models
- Application of multidimensional models to city/urban information systems, BIM-GIS integration, infrastructure monitoring, disaster management, natural resources (forestry, mining, geology, etc.)
Dr. Paweł Bogusławski
Dr. Umit Isikdag
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