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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

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.

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

Geospatial Analysis – A comprehensive guide – A free web-based GIS resource

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A free web-based GIS resource – Dr Michael de Smith and Prof Paul Longley, University College London, and Prof Mike Goodchild, UC Santa Barbara

Geospatial Analysis book online – web version

Geospatial Analysis book online – PDF version  

The full text of “Geospatial Analysis – A comprehensive guide” is provided on this website. It covers the full spectrum of analytical techniques that are provided within modern Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and related software products.Click here for a PDF extract (first 60 pages, links not enabled).Topics covered in detail include:

  • Geospatial analysis concepts
  • Analytical methodologies and model building
  • Core components of geospatial analysis, including distance and directional analysis, geometrical processing, map algebra, and grid models
  • Exploratory Spatial and Spatio-temporal Data Analysis (ESDA, ESTDA) and spatial statistics, including spatial autocorrelation and spatial regression
  • Surface analysis, including surface form and flow analysis, gridding and interpolation methods, and visibility analysis
  • Network and locational analysis, including shortest path calculation, travelling salesman problems, facility location and arc routing
  • Geocomputational methods, including agent-based modelling, artifical neural networks and evolutionary computing

“Written in an engaging and accessible manner, this book does a marvelous job of balancing its coverage on principles, techniques, and software tools for spatial analysis. … It is truly a tour de force of geospatial analysis and is likely to become a classic …I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in learning about the latest developments in geospatial analysis and modeling.” Prof D Z Sui, Review in: Annals, Association of American Geographers, April 2009.

 

Source: http://www.spatialanalysisonline.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)

 

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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