Special Issue on Applied and Technical Geography

Submission Deadline: Jun. 25, 2020

This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Special Issue Editor
    • Department of Arts and Humanities, Chuka University, Chuka, Eastern Province, Kenya
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    • Jackson Mutiso
      Department of Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    • Professor Julius Huho
      Department of Geography, Garissa University, Garissa, Kenya
    • Dr. Tom Ouna
      Department of Humanities, Karatina University, Karatina, Kenya
    • Nyaga Njue
      Department of Social Sciences, Chuka University, Chuka, Kenya
    • Dr. Kennedy Mwetu
      Department of Agricultural Resource Management, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya
    • Janet Mashara
      Department of Humanities, Karatina University, Karatina, Kenya
  • Introduction

    People and Space correlate due to the fact that there exists strong interdependence between where people are found and what they do. Currently, most observed dynamics are in the cultural and natural domains of geography (Earth’s Surface). This has led to serious emerging environment challenges affecting economies and threatening many livelihoods on the planet. Changes taking place in the physical, technological and human environments are majorly driven by desire for better living. This has pushed the need for close analyses of causes, implications and distribution of short and long term challenges facing humanity in the 21st century and beyond. Application of spatial knowledge, reasoning, geospatial tools and skills are an upcoming and promising geographers niche to unravel the apparent complex interconnectedness and consequences of man-environment interaction. This particular special issue within the Journal of Urban and Regional Planning on Applied and Technical geography is designed as a peer-reviewed and open access sub journal unit component calling for researchers, scholars and practitioners with the domain of applied geospatial tools (GIS, Remote Sensing, GNSS/GPS, Virtual Globes) and geographic reasoning to share and communicate their experiences from using spatial skills or tools in form of original articles or related manuscripts . This special issue aim to publish refereed, well researched and innovative articles that show emerging knowledge and developments in the field of Applied and Technical Geography (GIS, Remote sensing, Spatial Modeling and Geostatistical analysis). Work submitted to this Issue should show the highest evidence of creativity and significance in towards realization of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Emphasizes is given to the use and application of geospatial information, tools and related problem solving skills in all areas of Human and Physical Geography.

    Aims and Scope:

    1. Short and Long term challenges
    2. Geospatial tools
    3. Problem solving Skills
    4. Spatial reasoning
    5. Applied and Technical geography
    6. Man-Environment Interaction

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.urpjournal.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.

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