The ISPRS working group on geographical visualisation and virtual reality is putting together a special issue on Internet and Landscapes in 2011. The Internet has become a ubiquitous platform for communicating and disseminating geographic information. There are a plethora of online resources and tools available to share information and develop a better understanding of both our natural and built landscapes.
We have six invited papers being led by a number of international authors including: Prof K Lowell et al. (AUS), Dr A Hudson-Smith (UK), Dr A Coltekin et al. (Switz), Dr P Paar (Singapore), Dr O Schroth (CAN) and M Imhof (Aus). Abstracts for these forth-coming papers are available on the special issue website – http://www.mdpi.com/journal/futureinternet/special_issues/landscapes/. As guest editor for this special issue I would like to invite you to submit a paper for consideration on one of the following or related topics. Papers will be accepted up until 30th April 2011 (See instructions for authors – http://www.mdpi.com/journal/futureinternet/instructions/).
- Recent advances in online geographical & landscape visualization
- Novel landscape information repositories, websites, and portals
- Collaborative web 2.0 approaches for communicating landscapes
- Research, development and applications of virtual globe technologies
- Developments in 3D spatial data infrastructure and digital object libraries
- Innovative applications in immersive and semi-immersive virtual reality
- Evaluating the usefulness and usability of online geographical visualization tools
- The geographies of virtual worlds and online communities
- Advances of mobile computing devices in understanding landscapes
- Online spatial decision support systems for landscape planning
Dr Christopher Pettit