Editorial: GIS, Remote Sensing and Human Geography: Concepts, Data Analysis and Applications

  • Tal Svoray Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • Dan Blumberg Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Keywords: GIS, Remote Sensing, Human Geography


There is a wide agreement among researchers and professionals that the use of geographic information systems and remote sensing methodologies can contribute significantly to a better understanding of human interactions in space and the environment and to a well-suited planning. Two related reasons can make the use of geographic information methods attractive in human geography: (i) the ability to compile multi-layer data and conduct quantitative analysis with rich data sets of built environments that are dynamic by nature; and (ii) the cost-effective manner that these methods bring to planning processes. This special issue of Geography Research Forum includes innovative papers by contributors from around the globe which cover both the conceptual and applied aspects of the use of GIS and remote sensing in human geography.