Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing commonly referred to as PE&RS, is the official journal for imaging and geospatial information science and technology. Included in the journal on a regular basis are a Highlight Article the popular columns “Grids & Datums” and “Mapping Matters” and peer reviewed scientific papers.

Special Issue Announcement for PE&RS

August 2018 Special Issue call for Papers for “Remote Sensing of the Urban Environment”

Although only occupying a small proportion of Earth’s terrestrial surface, the cities hold more than 50% of the world population and produce more than 90% of the global economy. In the process of urbanization, some severe environmental problems arise, such as urban congestion, air pollution, vegetation loss, water contamination, urban heat island, etc. In this context, monitoring and assessing of the urban environment are essential for urban planners and policy makers to better manage and develop cities. Remote sensing techniques have been widely applied in investigation of urban environment, since it can offer a huge amount of Earth Observation data at local, regional, and global scales. New and improved methods as well as practical applications related to the urban environment are urgently needed in order to facilitate the restoration of urban function.

This special issue will focus on the state-of-the-art and the newly developed methodologies and applications for urban environment monitoring from the remote sensing data. It is expected to bring together researchers from different felds to present their promising achievements and discuss the future directions. Submissions may address but are not limited to the following topics … Read More



Important dates:

Manuscripts due: September 31,] 2017

Notification to authors: December 31, 2017

Final papers due: March 31, 2018

Publication: August 1, 2018