Riccardo Salvini
Via Vetri Vecchi, 34, San Giovanni Valdarno, Province of Arezzo, Italy.
Keywords: Geomatics, Engineering Geology, Remote Sensing, Digital Photogrammetry, LIDAR, RPAS

Geomatics, also known as geospatial technology or geomatics engineering, refers to the set of disciplines that deal with gathering, interpreting, processing, modelling, storing and delivering spatial information. Geomatics, among the others, includes tools and techniques referable to land surveying and positioning (i.e. topography, Global Navigation Satellite Systems - GNSS), satellite, aerial and ground-based remote sensing (i.e. digital photogrammetry, LIght Detection And Ranging - LIDAR, Remotely Piloted Aircraft System - RPAS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), digital mapping and geostatistics. In recent decades, thanks to technological advances, these methods have been increasingly spread and used for the study and management of geological hazard and risk.1-5 This is because they provide innovative tools in supporting cartographic products and in the analysis and the quantitative measurement of geological processes located in inaccessible areas at different scales.6-7 Additionally, Geomatics provides spatial data for informing decision making processes and ensuring compliance with regulations. Recent advances in the information technology industry have provided the capability to obtain accurate, fully geo-referenced, three-dimensional datasets that can be used to characterize in detail the structural and geological setting and the geomorphology of a study area.

Article Information

Identifiers and Pagination:
First Page:1
Last Page:3
Publisher Id:Bib-ID: 2609655.1:1.2016
Article History:
Received:December 21, 2016
Accepted:December 27, 2016
Collection year:2016
First Published:December 29, 2016

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Editor in Chief
Angela Calia (Ph.D)
Senior Researcher, National Research Council (CNR) Institute of Archaeological Heritage. Monument and Sites (IBAM) University Campus Prov.le Lecce - Monteroni 73100 Lecce Italy


Prof. Dr. Angela Calia Ph.D is Senior Researcher, National Research Council (CNR) Institute of Archaeological Heritage. Monument and Sites (IBAM) University Campus Prov.le Lecce - Monteroni 73100 Lecce Italy. Her research interest include Geology, Geochemistry, Environment, Thin Films and Nanotechnology, Mineralogy, Engineering Geology, Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage and Petrophysics. Prof. Calia has recently completed the research project entitled “NDT evaluation of historic masonries structures” and “Microscopic techniques and multi-analytical approach for the knowledge and conservation of materials and artifacts of the Cultural Heritage”. 

Journal Highlights
Abbreviation: Adv Geosci
Frequency: Annual
Current Volume: 2 (2017)
Next volume: December, 2018 (Volume 3)
Back volumes: 1-2
Starting year: 2016
Nature: Online
Submission: Online
Language: English

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Subject & Scope
  • Ecology, 
  • Biostratigraphy, 
  • Geochemistry, 
  • Geochronology, 
  • Geophysics, 
  • Marine Geochemistry, 
  • Marine Geophysics, 
  • Marine Surveying, 
  • Oceanography, Palaeontology, 
  • Sedimentology, 
  • Spectral Geology, 
  • Ecological and Environmental Sciences, 
  • Environmental Geoscience, 
  • EarthSci Geology, 
  • Geology & Physical Geography, Environmental Sciences, 
  • ?Geo-Environmental Engineering and 
  • Geodesign.

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