Impact Factor for International Journal of Digital Earth breaks 2.0

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IJDE Impact Factor gets increase to 2.056

The Impact Factor of the International Journal of Digital Earth (IJDE) has been increased for 2013.

According to the annual Journal Citation Report by Thomson Reuters on 30 July, the new IJDE Impact Factor (IF) for 2013 had broken 2.0, climbing to 2.056 (2-Year IF) and 2.242 (5-Year IF). Its rank rose to 10th and 8th accordingly in the list of 27 SCI-indexed international journals in the Remote Sensing category.

Inaugurated in March 2008, IJDE was accepted for coverage in SCI-Expanded within 18 months of its launching. Currently IJDE has been indexed and abstracted in 12 databases, and entered the Q2 area in the Remote Sensing Category based on its Impact Factor.

The growing prestige of IJDE is attributed to the high-quality and high-level of published papers and the accompanying high citations. The journal’s increasing growth is also the result of the rapid development of Digital Earth science and technology, the joint efforts of researchers, and the strong support from ISDE and the host institute RADI.

As a unique journal on Digital Earth, IJDE focuses on the theories, technologies, applications, and societal implications of Digital Earth and those visionary concepts that will enable a modeled virtual world. We expect more high-quality papers related to digital earth published on IJDE and look forward to your continuous contribution and support in the future.

 

Source/Acknowledgements: (International Journal of Digital Earth-IJDE Editorial Office, International Society for Digital Earth)

http://digitalearth-isde.org/news/709

Free Access Articles – International Journal of Digital Earth, Editors’ Choice Collection

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The International Journal of Digital Earth focuses on the theories, technologies, applications, and societal implications of Digital Earth and those visionary concepts that will enable a modeled virtual world.

You can visit the link http://explore.tandfonline.com/content/est/tjde-editors-choice and have FREE access to a collection of recent articles selected by the Editors, to reflect on the journal’s scope, scholarly engagement and intellectual contribution.

Your Free Access Articles

Advancing Digital Earth: beyond the next generation, Manfred Ehlers, Peter Woodgate, Alessandro Annoni and Sven Schade

Remote sensing-based global crop monitoring: experiences with China’s CropWatch system, Bingfang Wu, Jihua Meng, Qiangzi Li, Nana Yan, Xin Du and Miao Zhang

Methods to extract impervious surface areas from satellite images, Dengsheng Lu, Guiying Li, Wenhui Kuang and Emilio Moran

Has OpenStreetMap a role in Digital Earth applications? , Peter Mooney and Padraig Corcoran

A RESTful proxy and data model for linked sensor data, Krzysztof Janowicz, Arne Br?ring, Christoph Stasch, Sven Schade, Thomas Everding and Alejandro Llaves

Redefining the possibility of digital Earth and geosciences ith spatial cloud computing, Chaowei Yang, Yan Xu and Douglas Nebert

Enabling Digital Earth simulation models using cloud computing or grid computing – Two approaches supporting high-performance GIS simulation frameworks, Ick-Hoi Kim and Ming-Hsiang Tsou

Integration of hydrological observations into a Spatial Data Infrastructure under a Sensor Web environment, Zhong Zheng, Nengcheng Chen, Pengfei Li and Wei Wang

FROM-GC: 30 m global cropland extent derived through multisource data integration, Le Yu, Jie Wang, Nicholas Clinton, Qinchuan Xin, Liheng Zhong, Yanlei Chen and Peng Gong

Estimating global land surface broadband thermal-infrared emissivity using advanced very high resolution radiometer optical data, Jie Cheng and Shunlin Liang

 

Sources: http://explore.tandfonline.com/content/est/tjde-editors-choice

http://digitalearth-isde.org/news/705

Writing a Scientific Journal Paper: Preparation through Publication

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Preparing a well structured manuscript before sending for publication is essential. The whole structure of a scientific paper provides the reviewers and the readers upon publication a clear view of the aims and the methodology implemented and even leads to a positive outcome of the paper being published.

Even though each journal has its own structure and guidelines at how preparing a manuscript and mostly in terms of technical and format issues, however, a very useful short content guide of how to prepare a scientific journal paper written by Russell G. Congalton, John R. Jensen and Jie Shan, is available to download at: https://engineering.purdue.edu/~jshan/publications/2011/PublishingPaperPERS2011.pdf.

Source:

https://engineering.purdue.edu/~jshan/publications/2011/PublishingPaperPERS2011.pdf

3rd ESA Advanced Course on Radar Polarimetry, Frascati – Italy 19 – 23 January 2015

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Applications deadline: 30 September 2014

The flyer is available here

Background

As part of the Scientific Exploitation of Operational Missions (SEOM) programme element, the European Space Agency (ESA) is organising the 3rd Advanced Course on Radar Polarimetry devoted to train the next generation of Earth Observation (EO) scientists to exploit dual and fully polarimetric data for science and applications development.

Post graduate, PhD students, post-doctoral research scientists and users from European countries and Canada interested in Radar Polarimetry and its applications are invited to apply to the 5 day course on the subject, which will be held in ESA ESRIN, Frascati, Italy on 19-23 January 2015.

Research scientists and students from all other countries are also welcome to apply and participate to the course subject to space availability.

No participation fees will be charged for the training but participants are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses (financial support is not available).

The official language of the training course is English.

Objectives

The main objectives of the course are to:

  • Train the next generation of European and Canadian Principal Investigators (PIs);
  • Explain theoretical principles, processing algorithms, data products and their use in applications;
  • Introduce available tools and methods for the exploitation of dual polarization and fully polarimetric data;
  • Provide first-hand and up-to-date information on the state of the art in Radar Polarimetry and Polarimetric SAR Interferometry.

 

Source: http://seom.esa.int/polarimetrycourse2015

First images from SPOT 7 satellite within three days after launch

First images from SPOT 7 satellite within three days after launch

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SPOT 6/SPOT 7 constellation in place now, designed for unparalleled high-resolution national coverage

Airbus Defence and Space has published the first images obtained from the SPOT 7 satellite, a mere three days after its launch on 30 June. Over the last few hours, the entire chain – from satellite programming and image acquisition to telemetry reception and processing – was successfully put into operation to deliver these first spectacular images.

These images show highly diverse landscapes, revealing SPOT 7’s full potential in terms of natural resource and urban zone mapping and agri-environmental monitoring.

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SPOT 7 Satellite Image – Fiji

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SPOT 7 Satellite Image – La Reunion

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SPOT 7 Satellite Image – Sydney, Australia

The SPOT 6/7 constellation is now in place and considerably improves the capabilities and performance offered by SPOT 5, which has been in operation since 2002 and which is scheduled to be decommissioned from commercial service during the first quarter of 2015. This new constellation offers a higher resolution, greater programming reactivity and a much higher volume of images acquired daily (in monoscopic or stereoscopic mode).

SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 mark the dawning of a new era for the SPOT family in forming a constellation of high-resolution Earth observation satellites phased at 180° in the same orbit. This means that each point on the globe can be revisited on a daily basis and wide areas covered in record time, all with an unparalleled level of precision. With both satellites in orbit, acquisition capacity will be boosted to six million square kilometres per day – an area ten times the size of France.

With the very-high-resolution twin satellites Pléiades 1A and 1B, SPOT 6 and now SPOT 7, Airbus Defence and Space’s optical satellite constellation will offer the company’s customers a high level of detail across wide areas, a highly reactive image programming service and unique surveillance and monitoring capabilities.
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SPOT 7 Satellite Image – Baku, Azerbaijan

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SPOT 7 Satellite Image – Mecca, Saudi Arabia

The first SPOT 7 images can be downloaded via FTP

ftp.astrium-geo.com/SPOT7

 

Source:http://www.astrium-geo.com/en/5928-first-images-from-spot-7-satellite-within-three-days-after-launch

GeoGuessr – Let’s explore the world!

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GeoGuessr is a geography game which takes you on a journey around the world and challenges your ability to recognize your surroundings.

Embark on a journey that takes you all over the world.
From the most desolate roads in Australia to the busy, bustling streets of New York City.

 

Source: https://www.geoguessr.com

Earth & Environmental Studies Jobs, USA

Via the following link you can find a wealth of job vacancies, fellowships, PhD’s, post doc’s for the USA territory.

http://pages.csam.montclair.edu/~chopping/jobs

 

Source: http://pages.csam.montclair.edu/~chopping/jobs


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