Manual of Digital Earth

  title={Manual of Digital Earth},
  author={Huadong Guo and Michael F. Goodchild and Alessandro Annoni},
  journal={Manual of Digital Earth},

What is and What is not the Digital Earth

  • E. Eremchenko
  • Geology
    Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Computer Graphics and Machine Vision (GraphiCon 2020). Part 2
  • 2020
A methodology for the definition of the Digital Earth, based on the classification of the diversity of existing geospatial approaches and the identification of key factors that provide its unique functionality, is proposed and discussed.

Big Earth Data science: an information framework for a sustainable planet

The universe of discourse characterizing a new engineering discipline, Big Earth Data science, is introduced, its foundational paradigms and methodologies, and a possible technological framework to be implemented by applying an ecosystem approach are introduced.

Visualizing Global Socio-Technogenic Human Transformation: Digital Challenges of Living Earth

  • E. DergachevaE. Demidenko
  • Art
    Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Computer Graphics and Machine Vision (GraphiCon 2020). Part 2
  • 2020
In the XXI century, the world of man and nature develops mainly in socio-technogenic living conditions. Global technospherization of the planet Earth is the most important cause of continuous

HESS Opinions: Participatory Digital Earth Twin Hydrology systems (DARTHs) for everyone: a blueprint for hydrologists

This opinion contribution tries to accept the challenge of adopting models as commodities but wants to show that this acceptance comes with some consequences as to how models must be structured, and argues that DARTHs must promote a new participatory way of doing hydrological science.

A Review of the Research on Discrete Global Grid Systems in Digital Earth

The core features of the OGC D GGS abstract specification are summarized and several classical implementations of those standard DGGSs are introduced and the future opportunities and challenges of DGGs are proposed and discussed.

A new generation of sensors and monitoring tools to support climate-smart forestry practices

Climate-smart forestry (CSF) is an emerging branch of sustainable adaptive forest management aimed at enhancing the potential of forests to adapt to and mitigate climate change. It relies on much

An International Collaboration towards Transformed Engineering Practice in Digital Earth

Building on an appreciation of the ‘Time Lag Dilemma’ (previously published by the first author) and drawing on lived experiences (2017-18), the authors briefly describe the course and its assessment

Modern Systems for Processing and Analyzing GEO-data Based on OLAP Technology

The currently popular approach to processing satellite images based on OLAP and Data Cube technology is described and the existing approaches from major market players such as Google Earth engine and Copernicus DIAS are compared with the alternative to develop and host an own service based on the Open Data Cube.

Digital Earth: from ideas to recreating a virtual replica of the planet

The article considers the conceptual foundations of the Digital Earth in the context of the socio-technogenic development of the world, the transfer of various social and natural processes to the

Elements of an infrastructure for big urban data

The paper identifies a number of pressing questions for research in Big Data and edge computing and speculates about the long-term, broader impacts of Big Data infrastructure.



Digital Earth in support of global change research

A five-step approach to the development of Digital Earth technologies is described and the research results of Global Change studies carried out in China are presented, based on a classification of global change regions.

Sustainable development and geospatial information: a strategic framework for integrating a global policy agenda into national geospatial capabilities

A new strategic framework for linking a global policy to national geospatial capabilities is introduced and discussed, specifically in contributing their data resources toward measuring and monitoring the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, and their 169 associated targets, through the global indicator framework that anchors the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Geodesic Discrete Global Grid Systems

In recent years, a number of data structures for global geo-referenced data sets have been proposed based on regular, multi-resolution partitions of polyhedra. We present a survey of the most