Digital Earth and Big Earth Data
20th Anniversary of the International Symposium on Digital Earth
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Digital Earth is a global initiative aimed at harnessing the world’s data and information resources to quantitatively analyze and represent our planet, and is a virtual representation of the Earth used for monitoring, measuring and forecasting natural and human activities on the Earth. Digital Earth makes use of digital technologies to model Earth systems and is envisaged as a common platform for supporting national and international cooperation for global sustainable development, and as a newly developing point of economic growth and social well-being. As an official publication of the International Society for Digital Earth, the International Journal of Digital Earth aims to focus on the theories, technologies, applications, and societal implications related to Digital Earth and on the visionary concepts that will realize a modeled virtual world.
This virtual special issue entitled “Digital Earth and Big Earth Data” is dedicated to the celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the International Symposium on Digital Earth. Thirty papers originally published in the period from 2008 inaugural issue to the 2019 latest issue of the International Journal of Digital Earth have been selected in this collection. These papers range from the Digital Earth concept, technologies and applications to the big Earth data research. It is hoped that this special issue will encourage discussion on the new vision of Digital Earth in the light of recent technological progress, and attract more paper submissions to the journal to advance the development of Digital Earth.
International Journal of Digital Earth (IJDE)Digital Earth is a virtual representation of the planet, encompassing all its systems and forms, both natural environment and human societies, manifested as a multi-dimensional, multi-scale, multi-temporal, and multi-layer information facility. Digital Earth is the framework for geographically linked research and applications in the physical and social domains of the Earth, a digital modeling platform to monitor, measure, and forecast natural and human activity on the planet, and a visualization of the world. It is three-dimensional, four-dimensional if a temporal monitoring component is added, and even five-dimensional if scale is treated as a variable instead of a set of discrete steps. As a global initiative, Digital Earth aims to improve social conditions, protect the environment, and support future sustainable development.
IJDE's sister journal: Big Earth DataBig Earth Data is an interdisciplinary Open Access journal. It aims to provide an efficient and high quality platform for promoting ‘big data’ sharing, processing and analyses, thereby revolutionising the cognition of the Earth’s systems. The journal primarily features the fundamentals of ‘big Earth data’ handling, as well as the channels and technologies used for ‘big Earth data’ collection, management, analysis and visualisation. To showcase the benefits of data-driven research, submissions on the applications of 'big Earth data' in exploring the Earth's history and its future evolution are highly encouraged.
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