Call for Papers: Special issue on “Big Data and Geographic Information”

The International Journal of Geospatial and Environmental Research (IJGER, Editor Dr. Changjoo Kim) is an open-access, peer-reviewed international journal published on behalf of Korea-America Association for Geospatial and Environmental Sciences. IJGER provides a forum for discussion among researchers in all fields of geography, both human and physical, and environmental research that has an explicit spatial dimension ( It places particular emphasis on development and applications of geospatial technologies, such as geographic information system, remote sensing, and spatial analysis.


The Editors invite submission of papers that can be considered for inclusion in the special issue of IJGER, which is scheduled to be published by May 2016.


Recently, Big Data opened up for new insights on geographic information and technologies. We invite original research papers on theoretical developments and applications demonstrating the use of Big Data as well as tools and technologies of Big Data services.


The potential research topics for this special issue include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Theoretical developments and knowledge discovery with Big Data
  • Big Data in geospatial and environmental sciences
  • Measurement, analysis and methodological questions of Big Data
  • Big Data infrastructure
  • Institutional issues, organization and networks dealing with Big Data
  • Application of Big Data
  • Use of Big Data technologies
  • Scientific Visualization of Big Data
  • Data Mining
  • Volunteered Geographic Information
  • Big Data and education in geospatial and environmental sciences


October 10, 2015: First solicitation of submissions


December 31, 2015: Abstract submission deadline (not more than 250 words; email to

January 15, 2016: Email notification of abstract review results

March 31, 2016: Submission of manuscripts (submit at

May 31, 2016: Editorial decision sent to authors

July 31, 2016: Final revised paper submission deadline

August 15, 2016: Final editorial decision sent to authors

August 31, 2016: Manuscript published online


Inquiries should be directed to: Assistant Editor Dr. Sunhui Sim (