Special Issue "GIS in Sustainable Transportation"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: geographical information systems; spatial analysis; optimization; geographic modeling; spatial data algorithms; computational geometry; spatial data infrastructures; applications of spatial data
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Interests: transportation systems; sustainable urban mobility; active modes; travel behaviour; transportation environmental impacts; econometric analysis in transportation; discrete choice modeling in transportation; technological diffusion; spatial analysis of transport activity
Sustainable transportation is a multidisciplinary discipline and research area, requiring the analysis of economic, social, environmental, and technological aspects, taking into account sustainability-related goals, for instance, in the development of universally accessible, safe, environmentally-friendly, and affordable transportation.
Studies in the field of sustainable transportation require adequate information and evaluation tools that use temporal and spatial data. By dealing with spatial phenomena such as the features and environment that are considered in such studies and the capacity to integrate distinct datasets, support spatial and temporal analyses, and communicate analytical results, geographical information systems (GIS) have been extensively used in a range of applications within sustainable transportation research. Recent studies using GIS and sustainable transportation have, for instance, focused on the spatial modeling of active transportation systems (e.g., walkability assessment, design of pedestrian and cycling networks, analysis of bikesharing systems), spatial analysis of resource consumption, emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases, or the design of efficient transport infrastructures, policies, and demand management based on spatial attributes or using GIS as a tool for decision-support.
This Special Issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information will include a selection of contributions on the theory and practice of analysing spatial data and the use of GIS in all aspects within sustainabile transportation studies. We encourage researchers to submit contributions through articles, reviews, case studies, and position papers where the role and contribution of spatial analysis and geospatial techniques in this scope is enhanced. This may include, in a non-exclusive list of potential topics, contributions on:
- planar, 3D, and spatiotemporal simulation or modeling of data in sustainable transportation studies;
- methodological aspects of geospatial data analysis impacting transportation;
- data handling techniques for the spatialization of sustainability-related indicators;
- case studies concerning the application of GIS modelling and analysis of social equity, economic efficiency, and environmental responsibility of transportation systems;
- impacts of spatial data models, quality, transformation, and processing in sustainability assessment for transportation;
- applications for spatial data mining, geovisualization or spatial decision-support systems in sustainable transportation.
Prof. Alexandre Bacelar Gonçalves
Prof. Filipe Moura
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