Call for Manuscript Proposal Submissions to “Crowdsourced Mapping”: A Special issue to CaGIS


“Crowdsourced Mapping”

To be published as a Special Content Issue of the International Journal “Cartography and Geographic Information Science” (CaGIS)

Edited by

Dr. Jamal Jokar Arsanjani 1 & Prof. Michael Leitner 2 & Prof. Alexander Zipf 1

1 GIScience Research Group, Department of Geography, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany

2 Department of Geography and Anthropology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

Manuscript Proposal Submission Deadline: Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Guest Editors invite submissions of manuscript proposals that can be considered for inclusion in this Special Content Issue of CaGIS, which is scheduled to be published by Taylor and Francis ( in the June 2016 Issue.

Submissions are welcome from the academic, public, and private sectors. All manuscript proposals will be evaluated by a committee of experts before author(s) are being invited to submit the full manuscript. Manuscripts must not have been published elsewhere. Unpublished conference presentations are acceptable. Published conference presentations (e.g., in a proceedings volume) may be acceptable if the full copyright can be transferred.

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Appropriate topics to be included in this Special Issue are, but not limited to

* Collaborative mapping

* Volunteered Geographic information (VGI)

* Citizen Science

* Human as sensors (Sensor-enabled Humans)

* Mapping user generated geographic information from the crowd e.g., social media (Flickr, Instagram, Panoramio, …), telecommunication services, social networks (Facebook, Twitter, …), sensor networks

* Uncertainty mapping

* Data/information quality visualization

* Spatial/temporal visualization of crowd analysis

* Indicators for Volunteered Geographic Information and citizen science

* (Re)Mapping unmapped features from the crowd

* Collaborative mapping and governments

* Data mining and fusion of crowd-based data/information with authoritative data

* Metadata production

* Mapping costs and benefits

* Crowd-based data/information for diverse applications e.g., cities/environmental monitoring, disaster management, landscape analysis, land use/cover monitoring, social science, ecology, …

* Emerging topics and datasets generated from/by the crowd

* Big geo(data)

* OpenStreetMap

* Geospatial analysis and internet of things (IoT)

* Digital divide and (geo)information dissemination


October 7, 2014: First solicitation of manuscript proposal submission

November 30, 2014: Manuscript proposal submission deadline

December 31, 2014: Invitation notification to submit full manuscript

September 30, 2015: Final manuscript submission deadline

November 30, 2015: Acceptance / rejection notification sent to author(s)

February 28, 2016: Final revised manuscript submission deadline

April 2016: Publication in Taylor and Francis Online (

September 2016: Publication of CaGIS Special Content Issue (hard-copy)

Inquiries should be directed to

Dr. Jamal Jokar Arsanjani

GIScience Research Group, Heidelberg University

Berliner Strasse 48, D-69120, Heidelberg

Tel: +49-6221-54-5572


Dr. Michael Leitner

Full Professor

Department of Geography and Anthropology

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803

(225) 578-2963 office, (225) 773-7862 cell

Submission Procedure for the Manuscript Proposal

Length:  1-3 pages

Format:  Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF

Figures/Tables:  Must be legible

General:  Submissions must include the author’s name, affiliation, mailing address and e-mail address. In the case of multiple authors, all names, addresses, etc., must accompany the submission and a single individual must be identified as the primary point of contact. If submitting a published conference presentation (e.g., one that has appeared in a proceedings volume), the author(s) must provide proof that the article’s full copyright can be transferred. Submissions must be sent as an e-mail attachment to the editor using the e-mail address listed above.

Submission Deadline: Manuscript proposals must be received by midnight US Central Standard Time on or before November 30, 2014.

Notification: Notification regarding the status of each proposal will be sent by December 31, 2014 to all those who submitted a manuscript proposal. At that time, authors whose manuscript proposals have been accepted will also be e-mailed guidelines regarding manuscript preparation.

Post-Acceptance Information: The full manuscript deadline is September 30, 2015. Following receipt, full manuscripts will be sent out for double-blind review. The Editors will make the final decision regarding final acceptance of manuscripts. All manuscripts with revisions (if necessary) need to be completed by February 28, 2016.