[OSM-Science] Special Issue "Open Source Geospatial Software"

Marco Minghini marco.minghini86 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 8 15:18:20 UTC 2018

 Dear all,

please find below the Call for Papers for the Special Issue "Open Source
Geospatial Software", Journal of Open Geospatial Data, Software and
Standards. As you can see, OpenStreetMap is one of the themes of interest
for the Special Issue.

The Guest Editors (Amin Mobasheri, Victoria Rautenbach, Maria Antonia
Brovelli and myself) are able to provide some fee waivers to cover the
Article Processing Charge of the journal.

Please feel free to contact us for further information.
Best regards,

Marco (on behalf of the Guest Editors)

Open Geospatial Data, Software and Standards (ISSN: 2363-7501)Special
Issue: Open Source Geospatial Software

Call for Papers (https://opengeospatialdata.springeropen.com/osgs)

The use of open source software has nowadays become well-established in our
society. In the geospatial domain, the creation and evolution of open
source software projects are typically based on a crowdsourcing mechanism
counting on communities (project leaders, users, developers, translators,
etc.) from all over the world. The importance of open source geospatial
software, also termed FOSS4G (Free and Open Source Software for
Geospatial), has become so high that the Open Source Geospatial Foundation
(OSGeo) was created to support and promote its development and widespread
adoption. In addition to being chosen for ethical reasons, nowadays open
source geospatial software is exploited in science and research, as the
transparency of code ensures reproducibility of analyses and results, and
in education, as it allows sustainability by avoiding dependence on
proprietary vendors. Open source geospatial software represents also an
established business model for many companies worldwide. With these
premises, this Special Issue of the Journal of Open Geospatial Data,
Software and Standards invites original research contributions and/or
software implementations on all aspects of open source geospatial software
and its applications, and particularly encourages submissions focusing on
the following themes:


   Open source/open data policies for SDI development and implementation

   Reproducibility of analyses and results in research and science

   Quality of open geospatial data

   Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI), Crowdsourcing and
   OpenStreetMap (OSM)

   Sensor Web and Internet of Things (IoT)

   Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

   Standardization and interoperability of open geo-data and services

   Big geo-data storage, visualization and processing

   Open source geospatial software in scientific research

   Open source geospatial software in education and business

   Management and sustainability of open source geospatial projects

The Journal of Open Geospatial Data, Software and Standards welcomes
submissions of various types, including “Original article”, “Review” as
well as “Database article”. Apart from these article types, the Journal has
a special type of article called “Software article”, where you can publish
a short article about services/software of broad utility that have been
developed within your project/institute. For more information about the
article types, please access the Journal’s online menu Submission Guidelines
and Preparing
your manuscript

Guest Editors:

Marco Minghini, Politecnico di Milano - DICA, Italy (
marco.minghini at polimi.it)

Amin Mobasheri, Heidelberg University, Germany (
a.mobasheri at uni-heidelberg.de)

Victoria Rautenbach, University of Pretoria, South Africa (
victoria.rautenbach at up.ac.za)

Maria Antonia Brovelli, Politecnico di Milano - DICA, Italy (
maria.brovelli at polimi.it)

Deadline for submission of articles: November 15th, 2018

Special Issue publication date: articles will get published as soon as they
are accepted.

Submission Instructions: Authors interested in submitting a paper to this
issue should carefully read the Open Geospatial Data, Software and
Standards submission
submit their article to the Journal's submission system
<https://www.editorialmanager.com/ogsd/default.aspx>. Submissions of
articles are open from now until November 15, 2018. The first round review
process will take approximately three weeks and the articles will be
published online as open access after receiving the final acceptance.
During the submission of the manuscript, please upload a cover letter
indicating that you are interested to publish your work in this Special
Issue. Furthermore, in case you have any questions, feel free to contact
the Guest Editors. Please note that Springer applies Article Processing
Charges for publishing articles. In case authors need funding support,
please read the information provided here

Marco Minghini, Ph.D.
GEOlab, Politecnico di Milano - DICA
Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano (Italy)
+39 02 23996409
marco.minghini at polimi.it
@MarcoMinghini <https://twitter.com/MarcoMinghini>
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