Special Issue "Disaster Management and Geospatial Information"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.
Interests: Disaster Studies; Sustainability, Resiliency, and Social Capital; Environmental Justice; Geographic and Information System (GIS); Nuclear Power Induced Emergencies and Disasters Management
I would like to cordially invite you to consider publishing your manuscripts in our Special Issue on the topic of disaster management and geospatial information in the International Journal of Geo-Information Journal (ISPRS).
Disaster management consists of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. The first two are performed before a disaster event takes place, whereas the latter two are executed after the disaster. Due to climate changes, future disasters are anticipated to be more frequent, intense, and costly. At this juncture, building disaster resiliency represents one of the most desired goals commonly shared among key stakeholders to cope with anticipated future disasters. Building disaster resiliency requires effectively managing disaster risk, which is determined by hazard, exposure, and vulnerabilty. Disaster professionals have been utilizing the geographic information system (GIS) as a tool to better understand the natural, man-made, and technological hazards, human exposures to them, and their social, economic, and environmental vulenrabilty in their efforts to manage disaster risks.
The success of managing disaster risk to build disaster resiliency specifically depends on the geospatial information which is the most important component in the GIS system. The widespread use of GIS in disaster managment has led to an increasing need of geospatial information. Governments at the local, county, state, and federal levels currently provide more information, which contains geospatial data. Producing and providing geospatial information presents various challenges and barriers among key stakeholders. The challenges include organizing and managing the geospatial information, sharing among different levels of government, and maintaining confidentiality of geospatial data. Overcoming challenges warrants effective public policies and monitoring by the federal government at the national level. In sum, this Special Issue provides a platform for researchers with an emphasis on disaster management and geospatial information to share their own findings, views, and ideas on overcoming issues and challenges in utilizing GIS in disaster management and disseminating geospatial information to all users.Dr. Dean Kyne
ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964) provides an advanced forum for the science and technology of geographic information. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information publishes regular research papers, reviews and communications. Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical results in as much detail as possible. There is no restriction on the length of the papers. The full experimental details must be provided so that the results can be reproduced. There are, in addition, three unique features of this journal:
- manuscripts regarding research proposals and research ideas will be particularly welcomed.
- electronic files and software regarding the full details of the calculation and experimental procedure, if unable to be published in a normal way, can be deposited as supplementary material.
- we also accept manuscripts communicating to a broader audience with regard to research projects financed with public funds.
- understanding risk, exposure, and vulnerability to disasters
- spatial disaster event databases
- disaster risk communication
- disaster preparedness and mitigation
- visualization of geospatial data for disaster management
- data sharing initiatives for disaster management
- promotion of situational awareness of disasters
- crowdsourcing and volunteered geographic information (vgi) in a disaster and crisis context
- disaster and crisis related issues in spatial data infrastructures
- webmapping for disaster and crisis support
- spatio-temporal modelling for disaster management
- future challenges for disaster risk related geoinformation management
- near-real time mapping for response
- crisis mapping and geovisualization
- interoperability aspects regarding disaster-related geodata
- public policies on producing and sharing geospatial information
- protocols for sharing geospatial information among disaster and emergency management organizations at local, county, state, and federal
- sharing geospatial information among key stakeholders for managing disasters
- maintaining confidentiality of geospatial information for disaster management
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. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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