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 The Arabian Journal of Geographical Information Systems

Speci​al Issue on “Issues, Concerns, and Applications of Geospatial Technologies in the Middle East” 

Guest Editors: 

Dr. Adel S. Aldosary and Dr. Muhammad Tauhidur Rahman
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Dhahran, 31261
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Special Issue Information: Over the past several decades, improvements in geospatial technologies are being made and developed.  They are used by technical specialists, government organizations, NGO’s, policy and decision makers, and researchers in various parts of the world. This special issue of “The Arabian Journal of Geographical Information Systems” will focus on the development of geospatial technologies and their applications to solve various problems in Middle Eastern countries. Specifically, the following topics are encouraged, but others will be considered as well:

  • Applications of remote sensing and GIS to monitor land use/land cover changes.
  • Use of active and passive remote sensing for creating 3-D models of urban areas.
  • Spatio-temporal analysis and/or modeling of human-environment interactions.
  • Geospatial technologies for assessing, monitoring, and mitigating natural and man-made disasters.
  • Remote sensing technology for detecting urban climatic changes. 
  • Crop monitoring and detection of soil salinization using remote sensing.
  • Estimation and modeling of urban population and natural resources.
  • Cultural Heritage Management and the use of GIS/RS technology.
  • Geovisualization of urban phenomena (crimes, epidemics, real-estate development, etc.)

Manuscript Submission Deadline: November 1st, 2014
Acceptance/Rejection notification sent to author(s): December 15th, 2014
Final revised paper deadline: January 15th, 2015
Journal sent for publication: January 30th, 2015

Manuscripts should be emailed to Dr. Muhammad Tauhidur Rahman ( by the deadline. It should be prepared using the AJGIS template (click here to download)​. Authors will have to provide a short cover letter detailing the editors of AJGIS the overall theme of the paper and how it pertains to this special issue. They must also include a statement that the manuscript has not been and will not be submitted elsewhere for publication until a decision has been made by the editors. Finally, authors are requested to provide a list of at least 3 possible referees who can review their manuscripts. Each submitted paper should NOT exceed 6,000 words including figures, tables, and references.  

For more information, contact: 

Dr. Muhammad Tauhidur Rahman
Department of City and Regional Planning
KFUPM Box 5053
Dhahran - 31261, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia