National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis
Selected Annotated Bibliography On Visualization of the Quality of Spatial Information (Research Initiative 7) (94-10)
- Author(s): Mackaness, William A.
- Beard, M. Kate
- Buttenfield, Barbara (editors) P.
- et al.
This bibliography has been prepared in conjunction with NCGIA Research Initiative 7, ’Visualization of Spatial Data Quality,’ as an aid to research.Visualization of the quality of spatial data is a critical tool for the effective use of GIS, a tool which has become more urgently needed with the growing reliance on GIS, particularly in the decision making environment. Visualization tools potentially provide the GIS users with powerful insight capabilities into the nature of data.
The bibliography lists those researchers whose work falls within Initiative 7 and contains over 200 references. Issues of uncertainty, quantitative and qualitative descriptions of quality, management and quality control, and impact of quality on decision making are just a few of the areas included in this bibliography. For this bibliography to be as useful as possible, the authors have included comprehensive citations and for most entries, the abstracts are also included