Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Multimedia Mapping

Rifaat Abdalla

Sultan Qaboos University


Mobile Multimedia Mapping Multimedia Cartography Web Mapping Spatial Decision Support Systems Multimedia Symbolization Crowdsourcing for Real-time Mapping Nautical Charting Open Geospatial Standards (OGC) Geological 3D Models Structural Geology Interactive Displays Utility Mapping

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Multimedia Cartography provides extensive coverage to the advancements in multimedia mapping and interactive visualization. The adoption of sophisticated computerized mapping systems has contributed significantly to cartography and has brought many issues, as well. From issues like understanding human factors associated with advanced interfaces and displays, to issues related to symbolization and interactive rendering of maps, which has gained more attention from interdisciplinary research domains. Crowdsourcing mapping and the usability of mobile handheld devices has also brought many new issues to multimedia mapping. Issues of animation and overlaying large volumes of data over the web is standardized and it helps the user community to make the most of multimedia maps. Elements of cartographic design for a specific user community that addresses multisource data and information, such as nautical charts and maritime security displays have provided more challenges and opportunities for cartographic design professionals as well as for computing professionals, including addressing the complexity of Electronic Chart Display Information System (ECDIS). This book provides a new addition to the cartography and mapping community by synthesizing different ongoing research trends to the benefit of cartographic design and mapping, moving from the traditional thematic mapping to crowdsourced mapping and display systems. The idea behind this book is to gather a group of dedicated researchers working in this important theme to share their findings and views in multimedia cartography, in the age of online mapping.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: September 2nd 2019

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: November 22nd 2019

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: February 10th 2020

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

Book compiled, published and promoted

Expected publication date: April 10th 2020

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About the editor

Rifaat Abdalla

Sultan Qaboos University

Dr. Rifaat Abdalla is an Associate Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences, College of Science, Sultan Qaboos University. He is specialized in GeoInformatics with focus on WebGIS Applications and Remote Sensing Modeling. Dr. Rifaat Abdalla is a Certified GIS Professional (GISP) and Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.) from Ontario, Canada. He was with the King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah for five years prior to joining Sultan Qaboos University in 2017. Dr. Abdalla worked in the Oil Industry in Qatar and in the UK. He was also teaching at York University and Ryerson University in Canada. His research interests include Hydrography and Marine Applications for GIS; Modeling and Simulation; Mobile Handheld GIS Visualization; and Disaster Management and Emergency Response Mapping. Dr. Abdalla is a recipient of several prestigious international awards, including the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) PE&RS Best Scientific Paper by ESRI.

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