The inaugural issue of the International Journal of Geospatial and Environmental Research (IJGER) has been published with the theme of ‘Geospatial Analysis of Urban Environment’. The journal is sponsored by the Korea-America Association for Geospatial and Environmental Sciences (KAGES).
IJGER is published using the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Digital Commons and all of its articles are freely accessible. The editor in chief of this new journal is Changjoo Kim, an Associate Professor with the Department of Geography at the University of Cincinnati.
According to the IJGER’s web site:
International Journal of Geospatial and Environmental Research (ISSN 2332-2047) is an international journal that aims to provide a forum for discussion among researchers in geography and related fields. “International” refers to the full range of scales of research from local to global, as well as the origin of authors. “Geospatial and Environmental” refers to the range of topics covered by the journal. It covers all fields of geography, both human and physical, and environmental research that has an explicit spatial dimension. Trans-boundary air pollution is a good example of environmental research with a spatial dimension. The journal places particular emphasis on geospatial technologies, such as geographic information system, remote sensing, and spatial analysis. Research demonstrating theoretical improvement or novel applications of geospatial technologies is particularly welcome.
The first issue looks at geospatial analysis of the urban environment. Select articles include: Measuring Spatial Health Disparity Using a Network-Based Accessibility Index Method in a GIS Environment: A Case Study of Hillsborough County, Florida, Using Fine Resolution Orthoimagery and Spatial Interpolation to Rapidly Map Turf Grass in Suburban Massachusetts, and Effects of Land Cover Change on Water Quality in Urban Streams at Two Spatial Scales.