The Guest Editors of the ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964) would like to invite your contributions to the Special Issue on „Open Geospatial Science and Applications“, The ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information is an international, open access journal on geo-information of the ISPRS (International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing) and is published quarterly online by MDPI.

The Guest Editors are very pleased to have this special issue in an open access journal and also happy that the journal publishers have agreed to our request that as long as the papers are submitted before the submission deadline (28th Feb 2015) , the journal publishers have kindly agreed to publish planned papers free of charge.

The last decade has seen a rapid growth in open source geospatial software and open data developments. Building upon the broader progress in open science, the synergies in the developments in open source geospatial software, open data, open standards, open hardware and open access to research publications have been key in accelerating the advancement for open geospatial science and applications. We invite original research contributions on all aspects of open source geospatial software and its applications, and particularly encourage submissions focusing on the following themes for this Special Issue.

  • The use of open source geospatial software and data, in and for scientific research
  • Academic endeavours to conceptualize, create, assess open source geospatial software and data, and teach such usage.
  • Use of Open Data and Big Data
  • Data quality, software quality
  • Open source implementations
  • Open SDI
  • Community building
  • Assessment of costs and benefits of open source applications and open source business models
  • Architectures and frameworks for open source software and data
  • Teaching geospatial sciences with open source solutions and open data
  • Open Source GIS application use cases: government, participatory GIS, location based services, health, energy, water, climate change, etc.
  • Human computer interfaces and usability in and around Open GI systems

Details and submission guidelines including instructions for authors at http://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijgi/special_issues/science-applications.

If you are interested to submit your paper , please email your abstracts to me at Suchith.Anand@nottingham.ac.uk before 15/08/2014. The Guest Editors look forward to your contributions.

About fjbehr

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Franz-Josef Behr, Professor of Geoinformatics at Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences (http://www.gis-management.de/). His specializations include * Internet, Internet GIS * XML, GML, SVG * Data exchange and Interoperability * Visualization * Open Source Solutions * Consulting Member of the DIN working group NA 005-03-03 AA "Arbeitsausschuss Kartographie und Geoinformation" (Sp CEN/TC 287+ISO/TC 211). He is the author of two authoritative books on GIS in German, one is "Strategisches GIS-Management", published by Wichmann Verlag (2004). The second is "Einführung in Geographische Informationssysteme" (1997).

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