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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Cartography and Geographic Information Science

For a Special Issue on
Geovisualization Techniques in the Context of COVID19

Manuscript deadline
01 February 2022

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Eric Delmelle, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
[email protected]

Xiaobai Angela Yao, University of Georgia
[email protected]

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Geovisualization Techniques in the Context of COVID19

Cartography and Geographic Information Science (CaGIS) is inviting submissions to a special issue on Geovisualization Techniques in the Context of COVID19. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was first identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019, and is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). As the world witnessed rising numbers of cases, hospitalizations and deaths, geovisualization techniques have been playing an essential role in communicating information of outbreaks and spreads of the infectious disease in space and time. Geographers and public health scientists have worked together to better disseminate data to governments, agencies and the general public, sometimes in the form of dashboards or other innovative visualization techniques. This special issue of CaGIS is calling for submission of original COVID-19 research that use geovisualization or visual analytical techniques.


  • Innovative visual analytics techniques (e.g. space-time)
  • Novel animation techniques
  • Competing websites mapping COVID19
  • Cartographic felonies
  • Real-time mapping
  • User testing - usability - relevance
  • Data uncertainty in reporting (data source, aggregation)
  • Privacy issues (geomasking, aggregation, HIPAA)
  • Issues of scale / cluster detection
  • National and international geospatial pandemic infrastructures and services;
  • Geospatial web and mobile application services for public safety during the pandemic
  • Multi-source data fusion and visualization
  • Visualization of VGI data in the context of COVID19 (including change in mobility).

Submission Instructions

Articles should be a minimum of 5,000 words, and up to 7000 to 8000 words paper (longer papers may be more impactful, raise important questions, shorter papers may be more focused).

Anticipated timeline

  • September 1 2021: interested authors send a 500-words abstract and title.
  • September 15 2021: Acceptance of abstract and invite to full paper submission.
  • February 1 2022: Deadline for submission (R0) / paper will be sent to review on a rolling basis before that.
  • February 15 2022: First decision on manuscripts
  • March 15 2022: R1 resubmitted
  • April 15 2022: Decision on R1
  • May 1 2022: R2 paper resubmitted
  • May 15 2022: Cartographic editing / conditional accept
  • July 2022: Papers assigned to special issue

Further queries and abstract submissions should be sent to [email protected] or [email protected].

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