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Special Issue "Remote Sensing for Geology and Mapping"

A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Remote Sensing in Geology, Geomorphology and Hydrology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 382

Special Issue Editors

School of Geography Science and Geomatics Engineering, Suzhou University of Science and Technology, Suzhou, China
Interests: remote sensing of environment
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School of Geophysics and Geomatics, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China
Interests: intelligent representation and calculation of geological information; geological environment monitoring and evaluation; geospatial information
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School of Geophysics and Geomatics, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan 430074, China
Interests: hyperspectral target detection; dimensionality reduction; scene classification; metric learning; transfer learning; multi-source remote sensing data geological interpretation
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Remote sensing is the acquiring of information from a distance, which plays an important role in geological survey, mapping, and analysis, and can be used to investigate geological characteristics without ground activities. By continually and rapidly obtaining information on resources, environments, and disasters, as well as dynamically monitoring large-scale areas, we are able to accurately assess contamination environment risks, characterize natural and underground resources, predict geological hazards, etc. With the advancing development of AI, big data, and sensor technology, how to accurately perceive the dynamic information of massive remote sensing data is becoming a more challenging but interesting subject for both researchers and engineers.

The rapid progress of geology, mapping, and remote sensing has provided continuous data for atmospheric, ocean, and land studies at spatial and temporal scales. The International Conference on Geology, Mapping and Remote Sensing (ICGMRS) has been held successfully three times. With the support and participation of scholars, experts, institutions, and enterprises in geology, mapping, remote sensing, and marine communication, it has played a positive role in promoting comprehensive improvements, developments, and applications in the scientific community, and has also become a panoramic platform for the current research and application results obtained around the world. This year, the 2023 4th International Conference on Geology, Mapping and Remote Sensing (ICGMRS 2023) will be held in Wuhan, Hubei, China, on April 14–16, 2023.

This Special Issue, entitled “Remote Sensing for Geology and Mapping”, aims to select excellent papers both presented at the conference and published outside the conference. We encourage scholars in related fields to share their ideas and insights by submitting their work, and all original research articles and review articles within the scope of this Special Issue are highly welcome. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Remote sensing and its application:
    • Remote sensing;
    • Planetary remote sensing and mapping;
    • Geographic information science;
    • Remote sensing information engineering;
    • Geographic information system;
    • Global navigation satellite system;
    • Satellite navigation;
    • Earth monitoring and mapping;
    • Classification and data mining techniques;
    • Image processing technology;
    • Hyperspectral image processing;
    • Remote sensing data fusion;
    • Global positioning and navigation system;
    • Remote sensing data quality;
    • Analysis Of remote sensing models;
    • Remote sensing technology application.
  • Surveying and mapping:
    • Surveying and mapping;
    • Marine mapping;
    • General measurement;
    • Photogrammetry;
    • Geodetic survey;
    • Hydrological survey;
    • Mine survey;
    • Engineering survey;
    • Gravity measurement;
    • Aerial photogrammetry;
    • Cartography;
    • City brains, smart oceans, and digital Earth;
    • Sensor technology;
    • Mapping technology;
    • Surveying and mapping instruments;
    • Archeological mapping.
  • Geography and geology:
    • Geological applications of remote sensing;
    • Geological information;
    • Drone systems and geological, mapping, and remote sensing applications;
    • Remote sensing applications in geographical environments, geology, geotechnical engineering, geomechanics, geomorphology, mineral and energy resource exploration, etc.;
    • Remote sensing interpretation of geological structure/tectonic evolution.
  • Related topics:
    • Theories, techniques, and methods related to surveying, mapping, navigation, and oblique photography;
    • Spatial information decision;
    • 3D scene reconstruction;
    • Marine communication;
    • Natural disaster monitoring and emergency management;
    • Sensor system and technology.

Dr. Chao Chen
Dr. Tao Chen
Dr. Yanni Dong
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at 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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Remote Sensing is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2500 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.


  • remote sensing
  • surveying
  • mapping
  • geographic information system

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