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Challenges and Trends of Geo-spatial Information Science

Geo-spatial Information Science Special Issue Call for Papers

Deadline: 30 September 2019

How to understand the challenges and trends which are becoming new frontiers in the field of Geo-spatial Information Science?The need for monitoring and managing the environment is amplified by the concern over global climate change. Dramatic changes in land use and land cover have occurred worldwide due to rapid economic growth and development over the past 30 years. Therefore, Geo-spatial Information Science has been widely used in recent years for assessing, monitoring, and analyzing ecosystems, environments, and resources. At the meantime, over the past few decades, Geo-spatial Information Science has been gaining increasing attention in the scientific community. Geo-spatial Information technologies, with the capability for handling geospatial data and analysis of some complex Earth and environmental systems, have been extensively and effectively employed for understanding the these problems.

Driven by the societal needs and improvement in Geo-spatial Information Science, we have witnessed a great increase in research and development, technology transfer, and engineering activities worldwide since the turn into the 21st century.

This special issue is in honor of Prof. Deren Li’s contribution to the field of Geo-spatial Information Science over the past 40 years. He started the Journal “Geo-spatial Information Science” in 1988.

Themes suggested for the special issue

Overall Theme: Challenges and Trends of Geo-spatial Information Science

  • Global observation.
  • Remote sensing of land use and land cover.
  • Urbanization and sustainability on Geo-spatial Information Science.
  • Monitoring, assessment, modeling and forecasting technologies on Geo-spatial Information Science.
  • Geo-spatial Information Science on ecosystems.
  • Coastal zones, wetlands, and water bodies.
  • Geo-spatial Information Science for atmosphere and air quality.
  • Geo-spatial Information Science for Human environmental and infectious diseases.
  • New data and sensors, innovative concepts, algorithms and techniques for detection, interpretation, characterization, and modeling of the earth surface features.
  • Photogrammetry, cartography, GPS, Geodesy, Geophysics.
  • Any other related topics


Geo-spatial Information Science

Language: en-UK

Publisher: Taylor and Francis

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Submission guidelines

Manuscripts should be submitted online at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tgsi. Submitted articles should not have been published previously, or be consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. All accepted manuscripts will be published on GSIS with Open Access (OA) for free. All article publishing charges (APC) will be covered by Wuhan University, so you can enjoy the benefits of open access at no cost. Perspective authors are recommended to prepare their manuscript by following the author instructions of the journal GSIS (Also see www.tandfonline.com/tgsi ). Now Geo-spatial Information Science (GSIS) is indexed by the ESCI and other databases (Scopus, DOAJ, CSCD, GeoBase).

  • Note: ESCI (Emerging Sources Citation Index), along with SCIE and SSCI, which is launched by Clarivate Analytics, now is as a part of Web of Science Core Collection – with the standard of high-quality and peer-reviewed publications. Articles in ESCI are highly searchable, discoverable, and citable, making the content important to scientific community and evaluators visible in the world. Journals in ESCI have passed an initial editorial evaluation and can continue to be considered for inclusion in products such as SCIE and SSCI.

Important Dates:

Deadline for full paper manuscripts: 31st August, 2019

Submission deadline of finalized manuscripts: 30 September, 2019

Final notification of acceptance/rejection: 30 October, 2019

Editorial Information

Guest Editors:

  • Jianya Gong: Wuhan University, China Email: gongjy@whu.edu.cn
  • Zhenfeng Shao: Wuhan University, China; Email: shaozhenfeng@whu.edu.cn

Published on 2nd September. Last updated on 2 September 2019.