AbstractAll of us have witnessed a very rapid and robust growth in the industry sector dealing with remote sensing, geographic information systems, global positioning systems, geolocation technologies, and related infrastructure. Industries associated with geospatial information such as mobile computing, mobile mapping, etc., are also seeing a rapid rise in the commercial markets. As the entire globe gets to grip with the high costs of energy and high costs of transportation (e.g. the airline industry), the geospatial information and technologies will play an increasingly important role in business decision-making. We invite our research community to explore the potential applications of the geospatial information and technologies-to-energy sector - from exploration and utilization to conservation. We see a real need for more research in this arena. We hope to publish your research results on these and other themes in the pages of this journal. The papers in this issue cover an interesting range of topics: Santra and Murali Krishna discuss a spatial analysis software tool based on object oriented techniques; Cerney et al. use multitemporal composite photographs to identify landscape changes; Mandal and Sharma have applied GIS tools to a database of salt affected soils for delineation; while Hardin et al.