Special Issue "Spatial Analysis and Geographic Information Systems"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: geographical information systems; spatial analysis; optimization; geographic modeling; spatial data algorithms; computational geometry; spatial data infrastructures; applications of spatial data
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
The spatial analysis of georeferenced data encompasses a series of procedures to extract valuable information based on its location, providing the ground for understanding complex spatial interactions. As such, exploring and mapping these relations using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is critical to support informed decisions in almost every human activity. Due to their capacity to integrate datasets of various types, to the potential to develop analytical processes over such data, to produce quantitative analyses, and to communicate effectively with stakeholders, GIS are also essential tools in the multidisciplinary aspects that are involved in sustainability-related projects.
This Special Issue will include a selection of contributions on the theory and practice of analysing spatial data and the use of GIS in all aspects within sustainability studies. We encourage researchers to submit contributions through articles, reviews, case studies and position papers focusing the role and contribution of spatial analysis and geospatial techniques in the wide scope of sustainability. This includes, in a non-exclusive list of potential topics, contributions focusing on:
- planar, 3D and spatiotemporal simulation or modelling of data in resources, energy and land use studies
- methodological aspects of geospatial data analysis impacting sustainability studies
- data handling techniques for the spatialization of sustainability-related indicators
- case studies of GIS-based resources and environmental evaluation
- impacts of spatial data models, quality, transformation and processing in sustainability assessment
- applications for spatial data mining, geovisualization or spatial decision-support systems in sustainability-related case studies
Prof. Dr. Alexandre B. Gonçalves
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. Sustainability 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 1800 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.
- Spatial analysis
- Geographic Information Systems
- Spatial data mining
- Spatial decision-support systems