Special Issue Information
Cartography is our only way to place data and knowledge about objects in the solar system into a broader spatial context. It enables us to gather information, detect relationships, and visualize shapes of objects, topographic and compositional characteristics, and temporal dynamics. Cartography helps us to plan, locate, coordinate, and analyze our exploration attempts on various scales. Yet, cartography is more than just the spatial framework that allows us to relate observations.
The Special Issue “Cartography of the Solar System—Remote Sensing Beyond Earth” aims to collect original research and in-depth reviews covering the cartography of the solar system, ranging from planetary surfaces, over natural satellites, dwarf planets, to small bodies based on data from satellite remote sensing.
The topical framework is explicitly broad and includes basic research as well as applications of remote sensing methods and cartographic techniques to build cartographic products. We welcome contributions in the fields of cartographic communication, mapping techniques, map projections, and reference systems, as well as topics covering analytical and algorithm-oriented cartography. With geographic information system science and technology playing an integral role, we would like to see contributions in the fields of digital remote-sensing data management, spatial model building, data models, and spatial databases, as well as spatial infrastructures and metadata in the field of planetary sciences.
Papers covering applied topics and decision-making processes, e.g., landing site selection, natural resource mapping, geologic mapping, hazards, and others, would provide a balance to theoretical contributions.
With the rapid increases in the large volumes of data posing new challenges and providing new opportunities in planetary cartography, we welcome contributions on the topics of advanced remote sensing data visualization, interactive maps, web mapping, and dynamic data visualization based on modern data science techniques in particular.
Prof. Dr. Stephan van Gasselt
Dr. Andrea Nass
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2021.
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