Special Issue "Satellite and UAV Platforms, Remote Sensing for Geographic Information Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.
Interests: physical geography; geology; geoinformatics; UAVs
Satellite and UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) imagery has become an important source of data for Geographic Information Systems (GISs). Remote Sensing and GISs are part of the broader concept of Geoinformatics. Satellite imagery in a wide range of spatial, spectral, and temporal resolutions provides the scientific community with rapidly available global data to be used as an integral part of spatial data structures and analyses. Remote sensing platforms, such as Modis and Landsat, have a unique historical record of providing tens of years of uninterrupted global data.
For local applications, the rapid evolution of unmanned aerial vehicles and lightweight sensors has provided the scientific community with a tool for acquiring extremely high-resolution data covering areas that vary from several hectares to hundreds of square kilometres in size.
The Special Issue intends to highlight advances in satellite and UAV data applications and the use of these to expand and improve data integration in Geoinformatics. UAVs and drones are often cost-effective when compared to the use of manned helicopters or fixed-wing aircraft.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
- ecosystem monitoring;
- vegetation monitoring;
- forest inventory;
- animal habitat analysis;
- land use/land cover analysis and monitoring;
- hyperspectral and three-dimensional (3D) mapping;
- urban mapping and planning;
- open source software for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) mosaicking and 3D solutions.
Prof. Dr. Alfred Colpaert
Manuscript Submission Information
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- hyperspectral data
- multispectral data
- monochromatic data
- radar data applications
- data integration and fusion
- new UAV platforms and instruments
- automated mapping and updating
- real-time applications.
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Cumulative effects of infrastructure and human disturbance: a case study within a semi-domesticated reindeer herd
Authors: Sindre Eftestøl, Diress Tsegaye, Kjetil Flydal and Jonathan E.Colman