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International Journal of Data Mining, Modelling and Management
International Journal of Data Mining, Modelling and Management


Special Issue on: "FutureGIS: Riding the Wave of a Growing Geospatial Technology Literate Society"

Guest Editors: Maurie Caitlin Kelly and Bernd J. Haupt, The Pennsylvania State University, USA

Geospatial technologies are omnipresent in our society. From the desktop to the dashboard to millions of cell phones, geospatial information and services have spanned the globe with lightning speed. Little over a decade ago, web-based mapping applications were clumsy, slow, and designed for geospatial professionals to use in analysis and display of information. Now, users of all ages and experience can navigate the globe, view far away places in high resolution, and be exposed to rich sources of information displayed in vivid detail on topics as diverse as biodiversity, history, and art in addition to the more traditional uses of geospatial information.

This begs the question, “How far have geospatial technologies come and where are they going?” The expectations for access, speed, and integration of information are high. Yet we still confront some of the most basic problems related to data sharing, quality, and storage. Many organisations have turned to specialised services such as Google Earth, Google Maps, and Virtual Earth, the end result being that GIS and traditional geospatial technologies may be dramatically affected. How will our critical geospatial information infrastructure grow to meet the needs of our newly and increasing geospatially literate society?

The focus of this special issue will be on the issues, trends, and initiatives that are currently taking place in the realm of geospatial technologies. How do we design new and innovative services? Where do our traditional approaches and needs for acquiring, accessing, and sharing geospatial information fit in the world of instant access? What new models of information delivery, data mining, and modelling will help meet the increasing appetite for geospatial data and services? What rich resources of information are being drawn from and into the sphere of geopspatial technologies? How have geospatial technologies been used to address some of the most fundamental questions of our time such as climate change and renewable energy? And finally, what does this mean for industry, education, and training. Therefore, the primary areas of interest of this issue are papers that describe new and innovative techniques and approaches as well as those that address the more fundamental interests of geospatial stakeholders.

Subject Coverage
Recommended topic areas to consider for inclusion in this special issue include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • The integration of advanced analysis tools into online modelling in a geospatial environment
  • Development of unique applications and programs that serve non traditional audiences and stakeholders
  • Geospatial technologies and renewable energy
  • Open source innovations
  • K-12 initiatives
  • Trends in geospatial information management
  • Web 2.0 and geospatial technologies
  • International collaborations
  • Applications and services utilising distributed systems and services
  • The use of geospatial technologies in climate change
  • Community stakeholders and GIS
  • Geospatial education and training
  • Geospatial data mining and modelling
  • Geospatial intelligence

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Submission of full paper: 30 September, 2009

Feedback from referees: 30 November, 2009

Submission due date of revised paper: 30 January, 2010

Notification of acceptance: 1 March, 2010

Submission of final revised paper: 30 April, 2010