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Articles | Volume XLIII-B4-2020
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLIII-B4-2020, 47–53, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLIII-B4-2020-47-2020
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLIII-B4-2020, 47–53, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLIII-B4-2020-47-2020

  24 Aug 2020

24 Aug 2020

ANALYSIS OF THE STATUS AND TREND OF GIS RESEARCH IN THE PAST TEN YEARS FROM 2010 TO 2019

K. Hu1, Z. Dai1, J. Zheng2,3, and H. Wu2,3 K. Hu et al.
  • 1Key Laboratory of Advanced Process Control for Light Industry, Ministry of Education, Jiangnan University, Wuxi 214122, China
  • 2The State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430079, China
  • 3Collaborative Innovation Center of Geospatial Technology, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430079, China

Keywords: scientometric, local citation score, global citation score, network analysis, topic clusters, GIS research

Abstract. To understand the trends in a specific field is always an important issue for researchers in the field. In geographical information science (GIS) field, understanding the trends is also an open question for many researchers. In this paper, we conducted a scientometric analysis based on the selected GIS represented journals, provided by the work (Biljecki 2016). We use the data-driven method stemming from scientometric theories to help readers to obtain a direct impression of the field. Several interesting facts are found. The in-domain and out-domain institution and journals are compared. Structural analysis shows that classical research trend in GIS fields include Landsat, VGI, social sensing, change detection, spatial econometrics, and laser scanning.