Implementation of a prototype toolbox for communicating spatial data quality and uncertainty using a wildfire risk example

Reinke, K, Jones, S and Hunter, G 2006, 'Implementation of a prototype toolbox for communicating spatial data quality and uncertainty using a wildfire risk example' in A. Riedl, W. Kainz, G. A. Elmes. (ed.) Progress in Spatial Data Handling, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin, Germany, pp. 321-337.


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Title Implementation of a prototype toolbox for communicating spatial data quality and uncertainty using a wildfire risk example
Author(s) Reinke, K
Jones, S
Hunter, G
Year 2006
Title of book Progress in Spatial Data Handling
Publisher Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Place of publication Berlin, Germany
Editor(s) A. Riedl, W. Kainz, G. A. Elmes.
Start page 321
End page 337
Subjects Geospatial Information Systems
Summary Current GIS are often described as rich in functionality but poor in knowledge content and transfer. This paper presents a prototype for communicating data quality in spatial databases using a hybrid design between data-driven and user-driven factors based upon traditional communication and cartographic concepts. The prototype aims to give data users a better understanding of the uncertainty that affects their information by utilizing a knowledge-based method where they can choose from multiple visualizations to represent the uncertainty in their data, as well as access information about why a particular visualization has been proposed. In doing so, decisions become more transparent to data users, which increases the capability of the prototype to act as a training aid. The example case study examines the data quality in a source dataset and illustrates how the concepts apply in an operational environment at different levels of communication.
Copyright notice © 2006 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Keyword(s) GIS
communication
cartography
data quality
spatial databases
training aids
DOI - identifier 10.1007/3-540-35589-8_21
ISBN 354035588x
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