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GeoInformatica

GeoInformatica

An International Journal on Advances of Computer Science for Geographic Information Systems

Editor-in-Chief: S. Shekhar; E. Bertino

ISSN: 1384-6175 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-7624 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10707

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  • Publishes research at the intersection of computer science and geographic information science
  • Covers spatial modeling and databases; human-computer interfaces for GIS; digital cartography; space imagery and more
  • Chronicles progress toward more and more sophisticated computing tools in geographic studies

Located at the confluence of two rapidly advancing domains, GeoInformatica provides an effective forum for disseminating original and fundamental research and experience in the expanding uses of computer science for spatial studies.
Contemporary Earth studies require more and more sophisticated computing tools, and computer processing of Earth observations through Geographic Information Systems (GIS) currently attracts a great deal of attention from governmental, industrial and research worlds.
The journal covers spatial modeling and databases; human-computer interfaces for GIS; digital cartography; space imagery; parallelism, distribution and communication through GIS; spatio-temporal reasoning and more.

GeoInformatica presents the most innovative research results in the application of computer science applied to geographic information systems.

Related subjects » Computer Science - Database Management & Information Retrieval - Geographical Information Systems - Information Systems and Applications - Security and Cryptology

Impact Factor: 1.288 (2013) * 

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    GeoInformatica is located at the confluence of two rapidly advancing domains: Computer Science and Geographic Information Science; nowadays, Earth studies use more and more sophisticated computing theory and tools, and computer processing of Earth observations through Geographic Information Systems (GIS) attracts a great deal of attention from governmental, industrial and research worlds.

    This journal aims to promote the most innovative results coming from the research in the field of computer science applied to geographic information systems. Thus, GeoInformatica provides an effective forum for disseminating original and fundamental research and experience in the rapidly advancing area of the use of computer science for spatial studies.

    Many topics in the field of computer science involve a very specific approach in the domain of geographic information systems; therefore the topics that are addressed include, but are not limited to:

    Spatial Modeling: spatial data models integrating the geometric and semantic aspects of geographic information, requirements analysis for GIS applications, GIS performance modeling and evaluation, qualitative aspects of geographic information, impact of spatial information handling on computing models.
    Spatial Databases: spatio-temporal data structures, spatial data storage and indexing techniques, query processing and optimization, spatial database knowledge discovery, GIS metadata, multidatabase GIS.
    Human-Computer Interfaces for GIS: graphic user interfaces for GIS, graphic browser interfaces for navigating spatial databases, multimedia applied to GIS, virtual reality for representing spatial data.
    Digital Cartography at the Core of GIS: multidimensional digital map display technology, cartographic generalization for multiscale representation, computer-aided cartographic design, automated map aesthetics management, dynamic cartography, animated map technology.
    Space Imagery in GIS: remote sensing, spatial image processing, shape recognition from aerial and satellite images, spatial information measurement and retrieval.
    Parallelism, Distribution and Communication through GIS: parallel, distributed processing of spatial data, client-server architecture for GIS, GIS and cooperative work, manipulation of geographic information over the Internet, interoperability among heterogeneous GIS, electronic geographic data interchange standards, concurrent and distributed spatial objects.
    Spatio-Temporal Reasoning: reasoning in GIS, spatio-temporal knowledge processing, fuzzy spatio-temporal information, artificial intelligence in GIS, genetic and neural algorithms in GIS, moving objects within GIS, real-time GIS, active spatio-temporal objects.

    GeoInformatica is focused on Advances in Computer Science for GIS as noted in its title. Usually reviewers expect computer science advances for GIS to be general, e.g., applicable to more than one application domain.

    Reviewers have often found the following types of papers outside GeoInformatica's scope:
    (a) application of a previously known computer science concept or application of software to a new GIS problem, and
    (b) computer science advances with a tenuous connection to GIS problems.

     

     

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