Pierre Lacroix - Publications

CV I Publications

International peer reviewed publications (articles and book chapters)

  1. Moomen A., Lacroix P., Benvenuti A., Planque M., Ibrahim E., Giuliani G. Exploring the capacity of remote sensing for monitoring Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining activities. GeoJournal (2024), 89:92. WWW
  2. Moomen A., Lacroix P., Benvenuti A., Planque M., Piller T., Davis K., Miranda M., Ibrahim E., Giuliani G. (2022). Assessing the Applications of Earth Observation data for Monitoring artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) in Developing Countries. Remote Sensing 14(3), 2971. WWW
  3. Lehmann A., Mazzetti P., Santoro M., Nativi S., Maso J., Serral I., Spengler D., Niamir A., Lacroix P., Ambrosone M., McCallum I., Kussul N., Patias P., Rodila D., Ray N., Giuliani G. (2022). Essential earth observation variables for high-level multi-scale indicators and policies. Environmental Science and Policy 131:105-117. WWW
  4. Poussin C., Massot A., Ginzler C., Weber D., Chatenoux B., Lacroix P., Piller T., Nguyen L., Giuliani G. (2021) Drying conditions in Switzerland - Indication from a 35-year Landsat time-series analysis of vegetation water content estimates to support SDGs. Big Earth Data X(X):XX. WWW
  5. Ibrahim E., Jingyi J., Lema L., Barnabé P., Giuliani G., Lacroix P., Pirard E. (2021). Cloud and cloud-shadow detection for applications in mapping small-scale mining in Colombia using Sentinel-2 imagery. Remote Sensing 13(4):736. WWW
  6. Ibrahim E., Lema L., Barnabé P., Lacroix P., Pirard E. (2020). Small-scale surface mining of gold placers: detection, mapping and temporal analysis through the use of free satellite imagery. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 93:102194. WWW
  7. Giuliani G., Chatenoux B., Benvenuti A., Lacroix P., Santoro M., Mazzetti P. (2020). Monitoring Land Degradation at national level using satellite Earth Observation time-series data to support SDG15 - Exploring the potential of Data Cube. Big Earth Data X(X):XX. WWW
  8. Moomen A., Lacroix P., Bertolotto M., Jensen D. (2020). The Drive towards Consensual Perspectives for Enhancing Sustainable Mining. Resources 9:147. WWW
  9. Giuliani G., Piller T., Chatenoux B., Moser F., Lacroix P. (2020). Data Cube on Demand (DCOD): Generating Earth Observation Data Cube Anywhere in the World. International Journal of Applied Earth Observations and Geoinformation 87:102035. WWW
  10. Kyba C., Giuliani G., Franziskakis F., Tockner T., Lacroix P. (2019). Artisanal and small-scale mining sites in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are not associated with nighttime light emissions. J 2(2):152-160. WWW
  11. Ambrosone M., Giuliani G., Chatenoux B., Rodila D., Lacroix P. (2019). Definition of candidate Essential Variables for the monitoring of mineral resources exploitation. Geo-spatial Information Science 22(4): 265-278. WWW
  12. Moomen A.,  Bertolotto M., Lacroix P., Jensen D. (2019). Exploring Spatial Symbiosis of Agriculture and Mining for Sustainable Development in Northwest Ghana. IEEE 8th International Conference on Agro-Geoinformatics, Istanbul, Turkey, 1:6. WWW
  13. Lehmann A., Nativi S., Mazzetti P., Maso J., Serral I., Spengler D., Niamir A., McCallum I., Lacroix P., Patias P., Rodila D., Ray N., Giuliani G. (2019). GEOEssential - Mainstreaming workflows from Essential Variables to Environment Policy Indicators, International Journal of Digital Earth, 1-17. WWW
  14. Moomen A., Jensen D., Lacroix P., Bertolotto M. (2019). Assessing the Policy Adoption and Impact of Geoinformation for enhancing Sustainable Mining in Africa. Journal of Cleaner Production, 241:118361. WWW
  15. Lacroix P., Moser F., Benvenuti A., Piller T., Jensen D., Petersen I., Planque M., Ray N. (2019). MapX: an open geospatial platform to manage, analyse and visualise data on natural resources and the environment, SoftwareX, 9:77-84. WWW
  16. Moomen A., Bertolotto M., Lacroix P., Jensen D. (2019). Inadequate Adaptation of Geospatial Information for Sustainable Mining towards Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Journal of Cleaner Production, 238:117954. WWW
  17. Atibu E., Lacroix P., Sivalingam P., Ray N., Giuliani G., Mulaji C., Otamonga J.P., Mpiana P., Slaveykova V., Poté J. (2018) High contamination in the areas surrounding abandoned mines and mining activities: an impact assessment of the Dilala, Luilu and Mpingiri rivers, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Chemosphere,191: 1008-1020. WWW
  18. Lehmann A., Guigoz Y., Ray N., Mancuso E., Abbaspour K., Rouholahnejad E., Allenbach K., De Bono A.,  Fasel M., Gago-Silva A.,  Bär R., Lacroix P., Giuliani G. (2017). A web platform for land use, climate, demography, hydrology and beach erosion in the Black Sea catchment. Nature - Scientific Data. 7:170087. WWW
  19. Ray N., Lacroix P., Giuliani G., Upla P., Rajabifard A., Jensen D. (2016). Open Spatial Data Infrastructures for the Sustainable Development of the Extractives Sector: Promises and Challenges. Ed. Coleman D., Rajabifard A., Crompvoets J. Spatial Enablement in a Smart World. GSDI Association press, 53-69. WWW
  20. Desconnets J.C., Giuliani G., Guigoz, Y., Lacroix P., Mlisa A., Noort M., Ray N., Searby N.D. (2017). GEOCAB Portal: a gateway for discovering and accessing capacity building resources in Earth Observation. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 54:95-104. WWW
  21. Lacroix P. / Guigoz Y., Ray N., Rouholahnejad E., Giuliani G (2016). SCOPED-W: SCalable Online Platform for Extracting Environmental Data and Water-related model outputs. Transaction in GIS, 21(4):748-763. WWW
  22. Giuliani G., Lacroix P., Bigagli L., Guigoz Y., Ray N., Mazzetti P., Roncella R., Lehmann A., Nativi S. (2016). Bringing GEOSS services into practice: a capacity building teaching material on SDI. Transactions in GIS, 21(4):811-824. WWW
  23. Mazzetti P., Roncella R., Mihon D., Bacu V., Lacroix P., Guigoz Y., Ray N., Giuliani G., Roncella R., Gorgan D., Nativi S. (2016). Integration of data and computing infrastructures for Earth Science: an image mosaicking use-case. Earth Sciences Informatics, ():1-18. WWW
  24. Giuliani G., Guigoz Y., Lacroix P., Ray N., Lehmann A. (2016). Facilitating the production of ISO-compliant metadata of geospatial datasets. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 44:239-243. WWW
  25. Giuliani G., Papeschi F., Mlisa A., Lacroix P., Santoro M., Nonguierma A., Cools J., Guigoz Y. (2015). Enabling Discovery of African Earth Observation resources, South-Eastern European Earth Observation and Geomatics. 4(1S):1-16. WWW
  26. Asmaryan S., Saghatelyan A., Astsatryan H., Bigagli L., Mazzetti P., Nativi S., Guigoz Y., Lacroix P., Giuliani G., Ray N. (2014). Leading the way toward an environmental National Spatial Data Infrastructure in Armenia. South-Eastern European Journal of Earth Observation and Geomatics, 3:53-62. WWW
  27. Lacroix P., de Roulet P., Ray N. (2014). Simplified Toolbar to Accelerate Repeated Tasks (START) for ArcGIS: Optimizing Workflows in Humanitarian Demining. International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research, 5(4):87-94. WWW
  28. Lacroix P., Santiago H., Ray N. (2014). MASCOT: Multi-criteria Analytical SCOring Tool for ArcGIS Desktop. International Journal of Information Technology and Decision Making, 13(6):1135-1159. WWW
  29. Lacroix P., Herzog J., Eriksson D., Weibel R. (2013). Methods for Visualising the Explosive Remnants of War. Applied Geography, 41:179-194. WWW
  30. Giuliani G., Dubois A., Lacroix P. (2013). Testing OGC Web Feature and Web Coverage Services performance: towards efficient delivery of geospatial data. Journal of Spatial Information Science, 7:1-23. WWW


  1. Lacroix P. (2013). Contributions of GIS to Efficient Mine Action. PhD Thesis, University of Geneva, 280 pages. WWW
  2. Lacroix P. (2001). Organisation d'un serveur de données spatiales. Master Thesis, Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne.

Books (non peer-reviewed)

  1. Guigoz Y., Gelman A., Lacroix P., Giuliani G. (2017). Bringing GEOSS Services into Practice: GeoNode tutorial. GIS Open Source Workshop Material. University of Geneva, United Nations Environment, 55 pages. Available from Google Play Books and from iTunes Store
  2. Giuliani G., Lacroix P., Guigoz Y., Bigagli L., Ray N., Lehmann A. (2014). Bringing GEOSS Services into Practice. GIS Open Source Workshop Material. University of Geneva, United Nations Environment Programme, National Research Council of Italy, 189 pages. Available from Google Play Books and from iTunes Store