Special Issue "Advances and Innovations in Land Use/Cover Mapping"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2016).
Interests: change detection and land cover modelling with remote sensing; digital terrain analysis and hydrological modeling; climate change and its impacts on water resources and ecosystems; arid zone studies
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Interests: geophysical image processing; image classification; image resolution; remote sensing
With the advancement of geo-spatial information technology, it is now widely recognized that more advanced and innovative approaches and methodologies are urgently needed to take advantages of new technology and data sources to better serve the public and society. Land use/cover has been a focus of geo-spatial information applications, and an enormous amount of work has been reported in the literature. However, the rapid development of new technology, such as big data, and increasing sources of spatial data, such as various types of remotely-sensed data, present a new challenge to the existing practice and methodology for land use/cover mapping.
This Special Issue aims to establish a scholarly exchange platform to publish the newest results in the advancement and innovation in land use/cover mapping. We would like to focus on new ideas, approaches, principles, methodologies, and technologies for a better and innovative representation, analysis, and mapping of the changing land use/cover.
Themes of the Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following topics:
New approaches in geo-spatial representation;
Innovations in land use/cover mapping;
Big data for land use/cover mapping;
Impact and efficiency analysis of land use/cover maps;
New methods/techniques to represent and map land use/cover change;
High-resolution land use/cover representation and mapping;
Three-dimensional land use/cover representation and mapping;
Urban land use/cover representation and mapping;
Issues and solutions of global land use/cover mapping;
Multi-scale land use/cover representation and mapping;
Real-time land use/cover mapping and updating
Prof. Qiming Zhou
Prof. Zhilin Li
Manuscript Submission Information
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