Special Issue "Integrating Remote Sensing and Urban Informatics"

A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Urban Remote Sensing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Mingshu Wang
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Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) of the University of Twente, Department of Geo-information Processing, PO Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
Interests: GIScience; Geodata Science; Urban Informatics
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Dr. Claudio Persello
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Guest Editor
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) of the University of Twente, Department of Earth Observation Science, PO Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
Interests: Urban remote sensing; machine learning; deep learning
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Cities are not only the sites of many of the problems plaguing mankind, they also happen to be the birthplace of a great many solutions to these issues. The recent advances in remote sensing (e.g. very high-resolution imagery, LiDAR, video cameras, unmanned vehicle systems) have propelled waves of methodological and application innovations that have benefitted the urban remote sensing community. Meanwhile, the emerging transdisciplinary field of urban informatics produces and applies information and communication technology in the urban context. Urban informatics is geodata-intensive, which is usually beyond traditional GIS layers and often includes other open governmental data or firm/user-generated contents (e.g., volunteered geographical information), and sensor data (e.g., IoTs). Clearly, there is enormous potential in research synergy by integrating remote sensing and urban informatics.

Therefore, this Special Issue aims to advance theories, methods, and applications in order to produce new knowledge and integrate in remote sensing with urban informatics. We anticipate studies including but not limited to the development and application of frameworks of remote sensing and urban informatics integration, geodata collection and management practices in remote sensing and urban informatics integration, applications of big geodata to study urban dynamics, socio-economic variabilities, and urban resilience to climate change.

Dr. Mingshu Wang
Dr. Claudio Persello
Guest Editors

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. 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 2000 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.


  •  urban remote sensing
  •  urban informatics
  •  smart cities
  •  urban science
  •  machine learning
  •  deep learning
  •  geodata science
  •  multisensor data fusion and integration

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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