Special Issue "Unmanned Aerial Systems and Geoinformatics"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.
Interests: unmanned aerial systems; tangible GIS; GNSS-denied environments; remote sensing
Interests: unmanned aerial systems (UAV); photogrammetry; laser scanning; 3D reconstruction; rapid mapping; 3D modeling; 360° cameras; GIS and remote sensing; sensor integration
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Interests: geomatics; satellite remote sensing; unmanned aerial systems; GIS
Interests: unmanned aerial vehicles; 3D reconstruction and analysis; geotechnical earthquake engineering; performance-based liquefaction hazard assessment
Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) have become increasingly popular in a variety of geospatial applications. Academia and the global market are overwhelmed with often repetitive and simplistic UAS solutions, even though there are many unresolved research issues that need to be dealt with before we can fully unleash their potential. The research community should take action in establishing “smart”, autonomous, and disruptive implementations. UAS and Geoinformatics can benefit mutually from their integration. Towards this end, this Special Issue is devoted to UAS research in terms of novel platforms, embedded systems, new sensors (such as novel LiDAR and hyperspectral scanners), algorithms, real-time and on-board processing, decision making through AI and deep learning, real-time image processing, pattern recognition, fleet management, collaborative robotic systems, internet of drones, 3D reconstruction optimization, oblique photogrammetry, added value in GIS applications, navigation in GPS-denied environments, autonomous navigation, and horizontal and domain specific custom-made systems. Applications span a wide spectrum, including the environment, mapping, the Earth system, disaster management, satellite remote sensing integration, large scale thematic remote sensing, transportation, agriculture, inspection, dynamic environments, search and rescue, cultural heritage, human migration, geotechnical applications, geology, infrastructure, security, business, etc. Disruptive methodologies, review papers, best practice studies, and novel applications will be appreciated.
Assoc. Prof. Panagiotis Partsinevelos
Assoc. Prof. Filiberto Chiabrando
Assoc. Prof. Fabio Giulio Tonolo
Assoc. Prof. Kevin W. Franke
Manuscript Submission Information
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- autonomous systems
- mapping and visualization
- decision making systems
- on-board, real time processing
- GPS-denied environments
- navigation optimization
- 3D modeling
- collaborative and fleet systems