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Special Issue "Spatial Information Science and Technology for Geological Field Mapping"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 March 2020.
Interests: digital field mapping; 3D geological modeling; sedimentary geology; tectonics and sedimentation; geoarchaeology
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This Special Issue aims to collect scientific and technological contributions that indicate the state of the art on methods and procedures, techniques, and tools (hardware and software) used for the geological survey in the digital age.
In fact, digital tools have been available for some years to collect data and information in the field for geological maps drawing and data capturing, with accuracy improvement and information management.
Authors coming from research institutes, agencies, institutions, and universities with different experiences and scopes are welcome.
Contributions that include the following topics will be particularly appreciated:
- Preparation digital procedures (laboratory pre fieldwork), survey (fieldwork), and interpretation (laboratory after fieldwork);
- Hardware–operator interaction in the field (tablet PCs, smartphones, etc.);
- Open source and commercial software and apps;
- Management of cartography and online and offline data;
- Multidimensional mapping detection and return;
- GPS and mobile GIS;
- Drones, remote sensing, and geophysics technologies that can be used directly on the ground;
- Advantages and limitations of digital survey methods;
- Teaching digital methods in academic geological field mapping courses.
Authors are invited to send short abstracts for the purposes of their research and the main results obtained, to verify that their contribution is aligned with the objectives of the Special Issue.
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.
- Mobile GIS
- Information and data capturing
- Digital cartography
- Open source and commercial software and apps
- Multidimensional mapping
- Tablet PC