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Special Issue "Advanced GIS and RS Applications for Soil and Land Degradation Assessment and Mapping"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals aim to achieve land degradation neutrality, a state whereby the amount and quality of land resources necessary to support ecosystem functions and services and enhance food security remain stable or increase within specified temporal and spatial scales and ecosystems. To support these goals, the spatial assessment of land and soil degradation is necessary, which requires adequate information provided by Earth observation together with reliable ground truth data and advanced GIS tools (including geostatistics and machine learning) to elaborate relevant and reliable spatial information to support decision making. Digital soil and environmental mapping provide powerful tools for the spatial inference of various land-related surface features, but the mapping of processes is still a challenging task. Research papers presenting innovative approaches for the spatial assessment and mapping soil and land degradation at various scales and applying advanced GIS and RS methods are welcomed in the present Special Issue.
Dr. László Pásztor
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- big data
- data mining
- digital soil mapping
- Earth observation
- ecosystem services
- land degradation
- machine learning
- physical-chemical deterioration
- soil degradation
- soil functions
- soil sealing
- spatial assessment
- spatial inference
- spatio-temporal modelling