Geospatial Challenges in the 21st Century

  • Kostis Koutsopoulos
  • Rafael de Miguel González
  • Karl Donert

Part of the Key Challenges in Geography book series (KCHGE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Rafael de Miguel González, Kostis Koutsopoulos, Karl Donert
    Pages 1-8
  3. Geospatial Challenges and Geographical Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Mihai-Răzvan Niță, Gabriel Ovidiu Vânău, Diana-Andreea Onose, Mihaiță-Iulian Niculae, Athanasios Alexandru Gavrilidis, Cristiana-Maria Pioarcă-Ciocănea et al.
      Pages 39-61
    3. Florian Hruby, Rainer Ressl, Genghis de la Borbolla del Valle
      Pages 63-79
    4. Luis Encalada, Carlos C. Ferreira, Inês Boavida-Portugal, Jorge Rocha
      Pages 99-123
    5. Chérifa Abdelbaki, Bénina Touaibia, Abdelhadi Ammari, Hacène Mahmoudi, Mattheus Goosen
      Pages 125-150
    6. Adebayo Oluwole Eludoyin, Iyanuoluwa Omotoso, Oyenike Mary Eludoyin, Kehinde Solomon Popoola
      Pages 151-170
  4. Geospatial Challenges and Geographical Skills

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Drago Perko, Matija Zorn, Rok Ciglič, Mateja Breg Valjavec
      Pages 213-230
    3. Teresa Amodio
      Pages 231-247
    4. Piotr Jankowski, Michał Czepkiewicz, Zbigniew Zwoliński, Tomasz Kaczmarek, Marek Młodkowski, Edyta Bąkowska-Waldmann et al.
      Pages 249-269
    5. David García-Álvarez, Hedwig Van Delden, María Teresa Camacho Olmedo, Martin Paegelow
      Pages 289-314
    6. Suzanne Perlitsh Wechsler, Hyowon Ban, Linna Li
      Pages 315-332
  5. Geospatial Challenges and Geographical Knowledge

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 333-333
    2. Margarita Zaleshina, Alexander Zaleshin, Adriana Galvani
      Pages 335-353
    3. Mairie Doufexopoulou
      Pages 355-367
    4. Juan Antonio García González
      Pages 369-383

About this book


This book focuses on 21st century geospatial technologies (GT). It highlights their broad range of capabilities and their essential role in effectively addressing and resolving critical everyday issues, such as environment, sustainability, climate change, urban planning, economy, culture and geopolitics.   

Featuring chapters written by leading international scientists, it discusses the application of GT tools and demonstrates that the problems requiring such tools transcend national boundaries, cultures, political systems and scientific backgrounds on a global scale. In addition, it enhances readers’ spatial understanding of, and geographical reasoning in connection with, societal issues.   

The book will appeal to scientists, teachers and students of geography, the earth sciences and related areas, as well as decision-makers interested in the application and capabilities of geospatial technologies and new, spatial methods for addressing important issues.   


Geospatial Technologies Geoinformation Information and Communications Technology (ICT) 21st Century Societal Issues Spatial Planning Technologies in Geography Education Geovisualization Geospatial approaches Geospatial science guide

Editors and affiliations

  • Kostis Koutsopoulos
    • 1
  • Rafael de Miguel González
    • 2
  • Karl Donert
    • 3
  1. 1.National Technical University of AthensPikermiGreece
  2. 2.University of ZaragozaZaragozaSpain
  3. 3.EUROGEOLiverpoolUK

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