Vol. 12 - Sciences de l’information géographique & mesures environnementales

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« Geographic Information Science & environmental measures »

Guest Editors:

Thierry Badard (Université Laval, Québec), Jacynthe Pouliot (Université Laval, Québec), Matthieu Noucher (CNRS, Bordeaux), Marlène Villanova (Université Alpes Grenoble).

As a follow-up to the Spatial Analysis & Geomatics conference (SAGEO'23) held in June 2023 on the campus of Université Laval in Quebec City, this special volume of JIMIS aims to publish open access research on the methodological issues involved in spatializing environmental measures. 

Environmental measures can be understood in two ways: on the one hand, they can refer to the action of estimating the dimensions of an environmental object or phenomenon. Assessing the surface area impacted by deforestation is a good example. On the other hand, they can refer to the means used to achieve a given result. In this sense, they are synonymous with public policies designed, for example, to reduce the effects of coastal erosion. Geographic Information Science (GIScience) commonly contribute to environmental measures in both senses of the term: both to estimate environmental dimensions and dynamics, and to assess the means and effects of environmental policies. Geomatics can be used to capture, analyze and visualize various components of our environment, as well as to diagnose, plan or simulate the impact of development projects. However, the increasing number of methods (in situ or remote) and vectors (aerial, terrestrial, maritime) used to collect environmental data is now prompting us to envisage a renewal of processing and analysis methods from an interdisciplinary perspective, enabling us to "make data talk" in a different way.

The aim of this special volume is to offer, via a wide variety of approaches, scales, objects and terrain, a plural view of the scientific challenges of using geographic information sciences to put environmental issues into figures and maps. Papers presented at the SAGEO conference, selected by the program committee, will be invited to submit an original proposal, but this volume is also open to other contributions.


  • 2023/11/23: call for papers

  • Receipt, evaluation in accordance with the Episcience system (see above) and publication of selected papers.

  • 2024/06/01: call closes, final deadline for submissions.

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