Call for Papers: Transaction in GIS – Special Issue on “Geographical and Cultural Aspects of Geo-Information – Issues and Solutions”

The colleagues from GIScience Dr Tessio Novack, Dr Michael Schultz, and Prof. Alexander Zipf, together with Dr Yair Grinberger from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, are editing a Special Issue of Transactions in GIS on Geographical and Cultural Aspects of Geo-Information – Issues and Solutions.

We are welcoming high-quality contributions related, but not limited, to the following topics:

  • The formalization of geo-cultural contexts within GIScience methods
  • Representation of geo-cultural contexts with GISystems
  • Identifying geo-cultural effects on geo-information and vice versa
  • Methodological developments in analyzing global heterogeneous datasets
  • Geo-ontologies and their relations to culture and geography
  • The application of machine-learning methods across diverse geo-cultural contexts
  • Integration of data production procedures in methodological developments and applications
  • The transferability of GIScience methods over different contexts
  • Volunteered geographical information (e.g. OpenStreetMap) systems and methods for representing and capturing local knowledge
  • Critical GIS, critiques of GIS, and their contributions to methodological development in GIScience
  • Review of the state-of-the-art in addressing cultural and geographical peculiarities in GIScience.

The submission deadline is 15 January 2020.

Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with ​the authors’ guidelines​ [1] and submitted via the journal’s submission system​ [2]. Please mark your manuscript as part of the special issue while submitting. All submissions will go through a ​peer-review​ process, in accordance with the regular requirements of Transactions in GIS. Questions and inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Tessio Novack: ​


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