Special Issue "Applications of Discrete and Computational Geometry to Geoprocessing"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2021) | Viewed by 2655
Interests: spatial databases; spatial query languages; mathematical modeling of spatial information; computational geometry; spatio-temporal reasoning; wualitative modeling of geographical information; indoor and outdoor navigation; volunteered geographic information
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Discrete and computational geometry represents a core knowledge for dealing with discretized geometric objects, such as finite sets of points, lines, triangles, and polygons. Geoprocessing with vector datasets is based on algorithms and data modes that have been developed in computational geometry. Convex hulls, buffers, Delaunay triangulations, and polygon overlays are common geometric operations that are integrated into spatial database management systems (SDBMS), geographical information systems (GIS), and various libraries and tools for geospatial analysis, like GDAL/OGR or the Java Topology Suite (JTS). In most cases, users of such systems are not aware of the actual algorithms underlying geometric operations, which are seen as out of the box components.
As discrete and computational geometry is a young discipline, there are still open issues and new and more efficient algorithms are discovered every day. Often, new development and customizations of general algorithms to specific new subfields of geospatial science are needed, such as transport and mobility, smart cities, agriculture, public health, disaster management, and social networks.
In this Special Issue, we bring together researchers and developers in computational geometry and geographic information science to pin down the state of the art and define new challenges and prospects from the synergy between the two fields. Submissions are encouraged across a range of topics, including but not limited to the following:
- Data structures and algorithms for discrete and computational geometry with a direct application to geospatial data
- Integration of computational geometry findings into specific application domains, such as indoor navigation, precision agriculture, 3D urban modeling, emergency management, and disease control and prevention;
- Incorporation of discrete and computational geometry into geoinformation science curricula
- Visionary and open-ended contributions to defining new research problems and solutions in the above fields
Prof. Eliseo Clementini
Manuscript Submission Information
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