A special issue of Data (ISSN 2306-5729)
Geographic data are produced or collected by scientists in different ways to study environmental problems. Although online geographic data are accessible across the globe, there is a lack of a unique platform than enables scientists to share geographic data produced locally. Such a lack of scientific data communication has limited scholars to share datasets in a professional and credible way. A large portion of innovative and novel ideas could not come to action due to unavailability of data or the scientific findings could have never been retested and verified, as the data have been always kept as a “black box”.
Thanks to the recent efforts on supporting reproducible research and credible scientific data, scholars may publish their data in the scientific media and give credit to their data collection and data processing efforts. There are two groups of geographic data that are encouraged to be shared with other scholars: 1) geographical data, which are newly generated from scratch, and 2) geographical data produced as outcome of data processing. Nowadays, scientific communities attempt to make the scientific data transparent, so that the behind-the-scenes of data is also shared and published.
We would like to invite you to submit articles addressing the process of geographic data collection, acquisition, processing, and management, so that these data will be (re)used by other scholars and add value to the preliminary published results from them.
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Data is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. For the first couple of issues the Article Processing Charge (APC) will be waived for well-prepared manuscripts. English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2016
For more information visit: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/data/special_issues/geospatial_data