The advancement of Internet technology is constantly changing the way geographic information is being collected, managed, processed, analyzed, and used. While a first wave of innovation has transformed Geographic Information Systems into Geographic Information Services, a second paradigm shift has recently been observed. This paradigm deals with crowdsourcing and the collaborative generation of geographic information. Such collaboration includes volunteered information from Web 2.0 communities (such as OpenStreetMap), as well as the not necessarily “volunteered” traces users leave behind in a connected world, where physical and virtual activities blend more and more as a result of the increasingly ubiquitous mobile web. These new big data sources pose technical challenges that need to be addressed, but they also provide opportunities to analyze and use geographic data in unforeseen ways.
This special issue shall explore new trends in how the production and usage of geographic information are being transformed through the changes being induced by new Web technologies and their shifting usages. We are looking for original scientific contributions discussing how internet technologies relate to the way we create and handle geographic information, and how these relations are transformed into innovative applications. We encourage papers across disciplines and desire the presentation of different perspectives. Disciplines and topics include, for example, computer science or GIScience, as applied to the future of geographic information on the Web, as well as the potentials and challenges presented by such applications.
Prof. Dr. Alexander Zipf
Dr. Bernd Resch
More information on the submission process for the Special Issue “GeoWeb 2.0” can be found here.
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2014
- Geospatial Social Networks and Geographic Information in Social Media
- User Generated Geographic Information, Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI), OpenStreetMap
- Combination and Fusion of Technical and Human Sensors
- Next Generation GeoWeb: Technologies, Standards and Emerging Topics
- Processing and Analysis of Big Geographic Data on the Web