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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

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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

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

IJDE Special issue on “Storage, Integration and Processing of Digital Earth Data”

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Special issue on “Storage, Integration and Processing of Digital Earth Data”

Guest editors:

François Pinet, Irstea, Clermont-Ferrand France.

Sandro Bimonte, Irstea, Clermont-Ferrand France.

Petraq Papajorgji, CanadianInstitute of Technology, Albania.

Submission deadline: September 30th, 2014

Digital Earth is the name given to a concept used for “describing a virtual representation of the Earth that is geo-referenced and connected to the world’s digital knowledge archives”. A very large amount of data is produced to represent multiple facets of our planet. As a result of continuous developments and massive use of new information and communication technologies, there is a considerable increase in sources of geo-referenced data. In recent years, new scientific and technological advances in the fields of sensors networks, remote sensing systems, spatial data infrastructures, Web technologies and volunteer geographical systems have increased the availability of spatial information at different geographical scales. Advances in computing have also enabled scientists to develop complex models for simulating earth phenomena (e.g. global climate change) that produce a huge volume of data. All these information require effective storage methods, as well as designing effective integration and processing techniques. New database technologies must be invented to better represent the complexity of spatial data (e.g., uncertainty; complex structures), to guarantee the quality of integrated data and to process the huge amount of information available (e.g. use of spatial data warehouses; non-relational databases; processing of raster databases or continuous fields).

The purpose of this special issue is to present the latest advances in the field of spatial databases for digital earth (focusing on data storage, integration and processing). Various application areas can be presented (earth observation, geosciences, environment, agriculture, natural hazards, etc.). The main topics of the special issue will be:

  • Databases for storing data produced from remote sensing systems
  • Storage of data collected by sensors networks
  • Spatial data query and aggregations in large infrastructures (relational databases, No SQL, etc.)
  • Continuous fields and raster databases: representation, map algebra and performance issues
  • Spatial data integration and Extraction-Transformation-Loading tools
  • Efficient storage, integration and processing of volunteered geographic information
  • Spatial data warehouses and Online Analytical Processing tools
  • New spatial data standards and infrastructures
  • Spatial data quality management and integrity constraints
  • Spatial “big data”
  • Spatial data storage in cloud computing
  • Spatial databases of simulation results
  • Digital earth data and ontologies
  • Spatial data mining in digital earth data
  • New conceptual, logical and physical spatial data representations
  • New models for representing uncertain spatial data
  • etc.

The paper submission deadline is September 30th, 2014.

Authors will submit their manuscripts on-line http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/tjde20

 

Source: http://digitalearth-isde.org/news/667 (ISDE Secretariat)

 

TIMELAPSE Project: “Time and Space”

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Spacecraft and telescopes are not built by people interested in what’s going on at home. Rockets fly in one direction: up. Telescopes point in one direction: out. Of all the cosmic bodies studied in the long history of astronomy and space travel, the one that got the least attention was the one that ought to matter most to us Earth.

That changed when NASA created the Landsat program, a series of satellites that would perpetually orbit our planet, looking not out but down. Surveillance spacecraft had done that before, of course, but they paid attention only to military or tactical sites. Landsat was a notable exception, built not for spycraft but for public monitoring of how the human species was altering the surface of the planet. Two generations, eight satellites and millions of pictures later, the space agency, along with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), has accumulated a stunning catalog of images that, when riffled through and stitched together, create a high-definition slide show of our rapidly changing Earth. TIME is proud to host the public unveiling of these images from orbit, which for the first time date all the way back to 1984.

Over here is Dubai, growing from sparse desert metropolis to modern, sprawling megalopolis. Over there are the central-pivot irrigation systems turning the sands of Saudi Arabia into an agricultural breadbasket — a surreal green-on-brown polka-dot pattern in the desert. Elsewhere is the bad news: the high-speed retreat of Mendenhall Glacier in Alaska; the West Virginia Mountains decapitated by the mining industry; the denuded forests of the Amazon, cut to stubble by loggers.

It took the folks at Google to upgrade these choppy visual sequences from crude flip-book quality to true video footage. With the help of massive amounts of computer muscle, they have scrubbed away cloud cover, filled in missing pixels, digitally stitched puzzle-piece pictures together, until the growing, thriving, sometimes dying planet is revealed in all its dynamic churn. The images are striking not just because of their vast sweep of geography and time but also because of their staggering detail. Consider: a standard TV image uses about one-third of a million pixels per frame, while a high-definition image uses 2 million. The Landsat images, by contrast, weigh in at 1.8 trillion pixels per frame, the equivalent of 900,000 high-def TVs assembled into a single mosaic.

These Timelapse pictures tell the pretty and not-so-pretty story of a finite planet and how its residents are treating it — razing even as we build, destroying even as we preserve. It takes a certain amount of courage to look at the videos, but once you start, it’s impossible to look away.

Source: http://world.time.com/timelapse

 

5th Digital Earth Summit 2014

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Digital Earth for ESD (Education for Sustainable Development)
November 9–11, 2014 Nagoya, Japan

The International Society for Digital Earth will be hosting the 5th Digital Earth
Summit, under the theme “Digital Earth for ESD”, from 9 – 11 November 2014 in Nagoya, Japan. This planned Digital Earth Summit will focus on how Digital Earth technologies and activities have contributed or will contribute to Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Digital Earth technologies are one of the key technologies to support ESD by visualizing complicated earth system, social system and not only for the current situation but from the past to the future.

Call for Abstracts
The international program committee invites submissions of abstracts on any
of the scientific topics selected this year:
1. Digital Earth for ESD
• Digital Earth for sustainable society and future earth
• Systems thinking, critical thinking for global issues
• Integrated, holistic approach by geospatial information science
• Environment, and disaster education
• Carrier development
2. Digital Earth for Citizen Science
• ICT, cloud services and sourcing
• Big data
• Institutional approach
3. and more …

Deadline of Abstract Submission has been extended to June 9th.

Registration
Online registration is available at:
https://cos.congre.co.jp/gis2014/e/reg.php

 

Source: http://www.isde-j.com/summit2014

 

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

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To give you a taste of the content in International Journal of Digital Earth the Editors have highlighted a selection of significant articles to aid your research. These articles have been made FREE for you until the end of the year via http://explore.tandfonline.com./content/est/tjde-editors-choice.php. Why not share this with your friends and colleagues?

Your Free Access Articles

 

Acknowledgements: Prof. Dr. WANG Changlin

Executive Director, International Society for Digital Earth
Executive Editor, International Journal of Digital Earth

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


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