Special Issue "Advances in Geographic Object-Based Image Analysis (GEOBIA)"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2014)
Prof. Dr. Thomas Blaschke
Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
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Interests: GIS; remote sensing; spatial analysis and GIS-based spatial decision support systems; object-based image processing, real time sensing – including ‘people as sensors’ approaches, spatial analysis at ‘the human scale’; human-environment interaction
This Special Issue of Remote Sensing focuses on innovative, novel, and leading-edge advances in Geographic Object-Based Image Analysis (GEOBIA) research, theories, methods, and applications. The Special Issue also invites discussion regarding future research trends.
GEOBIA has been described as a sub-discipline of GIScience devoted to developing automated methods of partitioning high-resolution, remote-sensing imagery into meaningful image-objects, and assessing their characteristics through scale. At its most fundamental level, GEOBIA involves image-segmentation, attribution, classification, and the ability to query and link image-objects in space and time within an Earth-centric framework. As a result, GEOBIA is increasingly recognized as an evolving integrative Geospatial paradigm that builds on concepts incorporated from a broad range of disciplines including: Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Image Processing, Knowledge Discovery in Databases (KDD), Geospatial Statistics, Cartography, Photogrammetry, Landscape Ecology, Geography, and many others.
Over the last decade, advances in GEOBIA research have led to four highly successful bi-yearly international GEOBIA conferences (Austria 2006; Canada 2008; Belgium 2010 and Brazil 2012) with a fifth scheduled for 2014 (in Greece), along with countless workshops; four related special journal issues (PERS—2010; RS—2011, JAG—2012; GSRS-IEEE—2013), thousands of peer-reviewed journal papers, and a growing number of books and university theses. There is also a Wiki with many thousands of views, numerous YouTube videos, and more than 20 FOSS (free and open-source software) and commercial software packages from leading remote sensing researchers, teams, and vendors, as well as a growing international community of sophisticated and demanding practitioners and innovators.
In order to highlight recent advances in GEOBIA from this growing community and their evolving body of knowledge, submissions are encouraged to cover a broad range of topics, which may include, but are not limited to, the following activities:
- Algorithm development, automation, implementation, and validation
- Challenges related to multi-sensor/data integration and calibration
- Change detection and monitoring
- Classification/error assessment, uncertainty, statistical analysis
- Data processing/mining methods
- Integrative technologies/platforms
- Large area applications, i.e., regions, countries, continents
- Multi-disciplinary case studies
- Ontologies and classification
- Paradigm development, epistemologies
- Rule-set sharing, adaptation, integration, error-tracking, and responsibility
- Scale issues, i.e., resampling, hierarchical analysis, MAUP
- Training/testing sample collection and social engagement with VGIs and the GeoWeb
- Visualization issues and applications
Prof. Dr. Thomas Blaschke
Manuscript Submission Information
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