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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Cartography and Geographic Information Science

For a Special Issue on
Machine Learning in Cartography

Abstract deadline
01 June 2022

Manuscript deadline
01 December 2022

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Guillaume Touya, Univ Gustave Eiffel, France
[email protected]

Lars Harrie, Lund University, Sweden
[email protected]

Rachid Oucheikh, Lund University, Sweden
[email protected]

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Machine Learning in Cartography

Cartography and Geographic Information Science (CaGIS) is inviting submissions to a special issue on Machine learning in cartography. Research in automated cartography has been extensive during the last decades. Most research so far has been based on quantifying rules in cartographic literature and on interviewing cartographic experts. Comparatively little research has been based on utilizing existing maps as a source of knowledge. Utilization of the fast development of machine learning techniques has been successful in terms of reliability and efficiency in several other domains. The theme of this special issue is to explore machine learning methods in cartography, with the aim of utilizing the huge amounts of digital maps for knowledge extraction. Topics of relevance are e.g.:

- Novel machine learning techniques applied to maps or to cartographic data
- Machine learning for map generalisation
- Machine learning for text placement
- Pattern recognition in maps
- Cartographic style transfer
- Machine learning for map vectorization and map label interpretation
- Use of graph convolutional networks in cartography
- Evaluation of machine learning techniques and results
- Review of machine learning studies in cartography

Keywords: Machine learning, Cartography, Map Generalisation, Text placement, Pattern recognition,

Submission Instructions

  • June 1 2022: interested authors send a 500-words abstract and title to the Special Issue Editors .
  • June 15 2022: Acceptance of abstract and invite to full paper submission.
  • December 1 2022: Deadline for submission (R0) / paper will be sent to review on a rolling basis before that.
  • July 2023: Expected online publication

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).

Further queries and abstract submissions should be sent to the guest editors.

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