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Unit 098 - Uncertainty Propagation in GIS

  • Author(s): 098, CC in GIScience
  • Heuvelink, Gerard B.M.
  • Editor(s): Goodchild, Michael F.
  • Kemp, Karen K.
  • et al.

This unit outlines an introduction to the problem of uncertainty propagation in GIS; the definition and identification of a stochastic error model for quantitative spatial attributes; a description of common error propagation techniques; applications of the theory; and how the results of an uncertainty analysis may be used to improve the accuracy of GIS products.

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