Digital Earth Vision 2030: Technology Watch and Industry

Alessandro Annoni
Guo Huadong

The Digital Earth is an interdisciplinary scientific paradigm and, as such, combines the achievements of different disciplines and technological areas. The achievements and successes of the Digital Earth are due to rapid progress in space exploration, remote sensing, navigation support, microelectronics, digitalisation, scientific visualisation, etc.
In 22 years of its development, the Digital Earth has become an integral part of the realities of new technologies and is closely linked to them. Conversely, the Digital Earth itself is becoming an important progress driver, stimulating the development of new technologies. All this makes it extremely important to examine current advances in various fields of technology in the context of their use in the development of the Digital Earth.
Another important aspect of the Digital Earth is its scientific importance. The Digital Earth is not just the sum of new technologies; it is a new scientific principle that has led to the geospatial revolution. Studying the scientific content of the concept of the Digital Earth is essential to its development.
The section will examine the latest technologies and scientific achievements related to the Digital Earth: remote sensing and digital twins, digitalisation and mobile devices, the latest technologies in photogrammetry and image processing, 3D modelling, etc. The section will address fundamental issues of the Digital Earth: its new definition, directions for development in the coming decade (Digital Earth Vision 2030), use of the achievements of the Digital Earth in the interests of all mankind, effective prevention of natural and man-made disasters, etc.



Supported by Neogeography Group