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Accuracy of spatial databases : [papers presented at a meeting held at La Casa de Maria in Montecito, California, in December 1988]

Author: Sucharita Gopal; Michael Goodchild; National center for geographic information and analysis (Etats-Unis)
Publisher: London ; New York ; Philadelphia : Taylor and Francis, 1992, cop. 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A selection of the major papers from a meeting on database accuracy which took place in December 1988 in Montecito, USA. They look at errors and accuracy in spatial databases, particularly the  Read more...

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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sucharita Gopal; Michael Goodchild; National center for geographic information and analysis (Etats-Unis)
ISBN: 0850668476 9780850668476
OCLC Number: 468456953
Notes: Bibliogr. à la fin de chaque chap. Index.
Description: XVIII-290 p. : ill., couv. ill. ; 26 cm
Contents: Error modelling for the map overlay operation; modelling error in overlaid categorical maps; user considerations in landscape characterization; knowledge-based approaches to determining and correcting areas of unreliability in geographical databases; observations and comments on the generation and treatment of error in digital GIS data; developing confidence limits on errors of suitability analyses in geographical information systems; distance calculations and errors in geographical databases; inclusion of accuracy data in a feature based, object- orientated data model; accuracy and bias issues in surface representation; modelling error in objects and fields; frame independence spatial analysis; modelling locational uncertainty via hierarchical tesselation; minimum cross-entropy convex decompositions of pixel-indexed stochastic matrices - a geographical application of the Ising model; the traditional and modern look at Tissot's indicatrix; real data and real problems - dealing with large spatial databases; the small number problems and the accuracy of spatial databases; demand point approximations for location problems; modelling realibility on statistical surfaces by polygon filtering; scale-independent spatial analysis; the effect of data aggregation on a poisson model of Canadian migration; statistical methods for inference between incompatible zonal systems; statistical effect of spatial data transformations - a proposed general framework; learning to live with errors in spatial databases.
Responsibility: [organized by the NCGIA] ; ed. by Michael Goodchild, ... and Sucharita Gopal, ...
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