Two special issues from our Working Group in IJDE

In the late summer 2015, we have completed two special issues for the International Journal of Digital Earth – you can see the editorials here (with brief summaries of the papers included in each special issue):

1) Geovisual Analytics: Design and Implementation:

2) Geovisual Analytics: Human Factors:

We believe these issues features some interesting research and you will enjoy reading them. Let us know if we’re right! 🙂

Our Geovis’15 workshop in France was a success!

Our workshop in France held during the Geospatial week, titled Geovis’15 was very well received! The workshop was organized Sidonie Christophe (co-chair of the ICA Cognitive Visualization Commission) and myself (Arzu Coltekin, co-chair of this ISPRS WG II/6 Geovisualization and Virtual Reality). Furthermore, it was also supported by the ICA’s Commission on Geovisualization.

The program of the workshop:
Annals papers (all Geospatial week):
Our introduction to the Geovis section in Annals:
Archives papers (all Geospatial week)

Our Geovis’15 keynote speaker was Dr. Clare Davies from the UK. She is a psychologist with a strong background working with Geo-professionals.
The two chairs of the event were Sidonie Christophe and Arzu Coltekin.
Scientific Committee members from all over the world made this event a high quality gathering.

Deadline 30th May: Special Issue on Multidimensional Modelling, Analysis and Visualization

We are co-editing a special issue on Multidimensional Modelling, Analysis and Visualization — more details at the URL below. Submit full papers for consideration by May 30th.

One week to deadline: Papers and Abstracts for our workshop on Rendering and Cognition with Images and Hybrid Visualizations

This is a kind reminder that we have now one week left the deadline for abstracts and papers for the Geovis workshop we are organizing in France on Rendering and Cognition of Images and Hybrid Visualizations.

Everything you need to know is here:

Eye movements as someone searches for an object in a satellite image. Arzu Coltekin and Floris Heim, 2014.

Please contribute and circulate to those who may be interested!

2nd call for papers GeoVIS 2015: Rendering and Cognition with Images and Hybrid Visualizations

We are co-chairing GeoVIS 2015: Rendering and Cognition with Images and Hybrid Visualizations. Now the submission system is open, submit a 1-page abstract or a full paper (6-8 pages) by 15th of April.

All details here:

Geovis 2015 at the Geospatial Week 2015

We are organizing a workshop at the Geospatial Week 2015 — that’ll be in southern France late September/early October.

Take a look if you are working with imagery and complex visualizations (e.g. linked views, “hybrid” visualizations etc), and have an interest in tech/design/human factors:

  • Full paper & abstract submission: 15 April 2015
  • Notification of acceptance: 1st June 2015
  • Early-bird registration: 15 June 2015
  • Camera-ready due: 1st July 2015


An illustration of a “hybrid” visualization by Luca Dall’acqua (2013).