ANALYSIS OF THE STATUS AND TREND OF GIS RESEARCH IN THE PAST TEN YEARS FROM 2010 TO 2019
Keywords: scientometric, local citation score, global citation score, network analysis, topic clusters, GIS research
Abstract. To understand the trends in a specific field is always an important issue for researchers in the field. In geographical information science (GIS) field, understanding the trends is also an open question for many researchers. In this paper, we conducted a scientometric analysis based on the selected GIS represented journals, provided by the work (Biljecki 2016). We use the data-driven method stemming from scientometric theories to help readers to obtain a direct impression of the field. Several interesting facts are found. The in-domain and out-domain institution and journals are compared. Structural analysis shows that classical research trend in GIS fields include Landsat, VGI, social sensing, change detection, spatial econometrics, and laser scanning.