About the Journal
The “Journal of Geomatics” (JoG) (ISSN:0976–1330) is a peer reviewed journal which covers all aspects of Geomatics – geodata acquisition, pre-processing, processing, analysis and publishing. Broadly this implies inclusion of areas like GIS, GPS, photogrammetry, cartography, remote sensing, surveying, spatial data infrastructure and technology including hardware, software, algorithms and modelling. It endeavours to provide an international forum for rapid publication of developments in the field – both in technology and applications. The first issue was published in April 2007 and since then the journal is published bi-annually (April and October). However, depending on the response and interest, frequency of publication may be increased.
The international Advisory Board comprises of very renowned and experienced international personalities. The Editorial Board comprises experts in the field of Geomatics from India and abroad.
It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the Volume 17, Issue 2 of Journal of Geomatics. In this issue, we are once again presented with an array of remarkable scientific research and developments in the area of Geomatics. As editors, we take pride in curating and sharing this wealth of knowledge with our readers.
In the ever-evolving landscape of geospatial science and technologies, the research articles published in this issue address a wide range of studies i.e. from technological advancements in geomatics to its applications in different thematic domains.
It is truly inspiring to see the diverse and innovative research articles featured in this issue of our journal. The studies presented here highlight the incredible power of geospatial technology in addressing a wide array of critical and pressing challenges. Geospatial technology continues to serve as a catalyst for groundbreaking research and practical applications across various domains.
The first study on "Site Suitability Assessment for Petroleum Hubs and Oil Retail Assets in the Jomoro District in Ghana" demonstrates how geospatial technology can be harnessed to optimize the location of petroleum hubs, contributing to efficient supply chains and the effective distribution of essential resources.
The second article, "Generation and Validation of Digital Elevation Model (DEM) Using RISAT-1 SAR Interferometry," showcases the potential of microwave remote sensing and interferometric analysis. The ability to extract topographic information from complex radar signals is a testament to the remarkable advancements in this field.
"Sediment Yield from a Tropical Mountainous Watershed by RUSLE Model" presents a compelling application of satellite remote sensing and spatial modeling to assess sediment yield from the Gangolli river basin of Karnataka. Such studies are crucial for managing environmental resources and mitigating the impact of erosion.
The article on "Evaluation of Slope Correction Methods to Improve Surface Elevation Change Estimation over Antarctic Ice Sheet" underscores the significance of geospatial technology in monitoring our planet's polar regions. The use of SARAL/AltiKa 40 Hz geophysical data for slope corrections is a vital component of climate research.
"Utilization of Web GIS Technology for Road Safety Measures" emphasizes the practical application of geospatial technology in enhancing road safety. The use of online GIS is instrumental in improving transportation infrastructure and safety measures.
"Geospatial Application for Dairy Supply Chain Management" reveals the critical role of GIS in optimizing supply chain management, showcasing the power of technology in ensuring efficient facility management and distribution.
The study on "Relation between Land Surface Temperature (LST) and Land Use/Land Cover (LULC) Using Spectral Indices" delves into the complex interactions between land surface temperature and land cover. The findings have implications for urban planning and climate mitigation strategies.
The article on "Identification of Urban Center using Hierarchical Settlements, Nested Hexagons, Remote Sensing, and GIS Technologies" is a testament to the versatility of geospatial technology in urban planning and development.
"Development of Machine Learning (ML) Based Models for Multivariate Prediction of Wheat Crop Yield" showcases the convergence of geomatics and advanced computational methods to address agricultural challenges and improve crop yield predictions.
"Monitoring Dynamics of Sprawling in Bhopal City" highlights the undeniable link between population growth and urban sprawl, providing valuable insights for urban planning and sustainable development.
Lastly, the article on "Comparative Analysis of Machine Learning Algorithms for Land Use and Land Cover Classification Using Google Earth Engine Platform" contributes to the ongoing discourse on land management and planning by leveraging the capabilities of the Google Earth Engine (GEE) platform.
We are honored to feature these articles that exemplify the multidisciplinary applications of geospatial technology and its pivotal role in advancing scientific understanding and facilitating data-driven decision-making. We extend our appreciation to the authors, reviewers, and readers for their contributions to this dynamic field of research. The rigorous peer-review process that our articles undergo ensures that the content published in Journal of Geomatics is of the highest quality, and we would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the reviewers who dedicate their time and expertise to maintain the integrity and standards of the journal
We look forward to our readers for their feedback, ideas, and future contributions that will shape the ongoing narrative of Journal of Geomatics for promoting geospatial science & technologies its applications.
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