Geomorphological maps - indispensable tool in geomorphology
|Convener: W. Schwanghart | Co-Conveners: J.-C. Otto , T. Heckmann|
"The general-purpose geomorphological map may be dead, but long live geomorphological maps!" (Evans, 2011, Geomorphology, in press)
Various attempts to implement comprehensive geomorphological maps have failed as being too complex or difficult to read. Thus, geomorphological maps have rarely been used for planning and administrative purposes. Still, geomorphological maps have played an important role in various fields of geomorphology and the geosciences owing to their predictive power for e.g. soil and geohazard mapping purposes. Recent advances in sensor technologies and the availability of high resolution terrain data provide new challenges in geomorphological mapping with automated information retrieval such as landform classification and segmentation being one of the main endeavors.
We welcome contributions from geomorphology, soil sciences, hydrology and planetary sciences that explore new conceptual and technological approaches (not exclusively geospatial technologies) to generate, assess and utilize geomorphological maps at different spatial scales and in variable environments.