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RM-GTR-277: Spatial Accuracy Assessment in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences: Second International Symposium

Mowrer, H. Todd; Czaplewski, Raymond L.; Hamre, R. H. tech coords. 1996. Spatial Accuracy Assessment in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences: Second International Symposium. May 21-23, 1996. General Technical Report RM-GTR-277. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 728 p.

This international symposium on theory and techniques for assessing the accuracy of spatial data and spatial analyses included more than ninety presentations by representatives from government, academic, and private institutions in over twenty countries throughout the world. To encourage interactions across disciplines, presentations in the general subject areas of spatial statistics, geographic information systems, remote sensing, and multidisciplinary approaches were intermixed throughout the three days of sessions.

Keywords: spatial data, spatial analyses, natural resources, environmental sciences

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Spatial Statistics

Extended Abstract: Statistical modeling of environmental data in space and time
Noel Cressie
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A case study in geostatistical modeling for petroleum reservoir description
Jeffrey M. Yarus, Jeffrey A. May, and Timothy C. Coburn
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An overview of stochastic spatial simulation
R. Mohan Srivastava
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Choosing and using simulation algorithms
Donald E. Myers
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The components of geostatistical simulation
Carol A. Gotway and Brian M. Rutherford
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A general method for the efficient selection of sampling locations for problems in environmental restoration
Brian M. Rutherford
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Consideration of spatial variability in the management of non-point source pollution to groundwater
W. Woldt, F. Goderya, M. Dahab, and I. Bogardi
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Incorporating soil variability into a spatially distributed model of percolate accounting
Andrew S. Rogowski
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Response of a watershed model to varying spatial landscape chactesristics
Dennis P. Swaney, Wen Ling Kuo, David A. Weinstein, Charles Mohler, Stephen DeGloria, Chris Pelkie, Fuan Tsai, Tammo S. Steenhuis, and Charles E. McCulloch
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Understanding the spatial distribution of tree species in Pennsylvania
Rachel Riemann Hershey
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A calibration-based model for correcting area estimates from coarse resolution land cover data
Aaron Moody
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Geostatistical analysis of multi-spatial resolution imaging spectrometer data for characterizing forest ecosystems
Paul M. Treitz and Philip J. Howarth
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Application of multiscale modeling for characterizing variability in hydrologic processes
Praveen Kumar
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Flow based scale-up of heterogeneous porous media using homogenization and wavelet representation
Joe Koebbe and Ryan Thomas
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Nonhomogeneous hidden Markov models allowing stochastic downscaling of synoptic atmospheric patterns to local hydrologic phenomena
Peter Guttorp and James P. Hughes
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Explicit consideration of multiple landscape scales while selecting spatial resolutions
John B. Collins and Curtis E. Woodcock
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Using trend surface methodology to compare spatial surfaces
Dale Zimmerman, Zhi-Jun Liu, and George Hallberg
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The effect of spatial covariance heterogeneity on prediction variance
J. Andrew Royle and Doug Nychka
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Further explorations of relationships between semi-variogram and spatial autoregressive models
Daniel A. Griffith, Larry J. Lane, and Philip G. Doyle
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A gamma-function model for d-variate spectra and cross-spectra for large scale frequency domain simulation of stationary random functions in Rn
Leon F. Borgman and John W. Kern
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Computing the area affected by phosphorus runoff in an Everglades wetland using Bayesian and universal kriging
Song S. Qian
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Mapping synecological coordinates: a spatial analysis of environmental indices in a forested landscape
Margaret R. Holdaway and Gary J. Brand
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On the robustness of the data assimilation methods in air pollution modeling
X. F. Zhang and A. W. Heemink
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Geographic Information Systems

The development of a GIS information quality module
Jane Drummond, Allan Brown, Du Daosheng, Corné van Elzakker
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Communication of uncertainty in spatial data to policy makers
Morwenna Spear, Jane Hall, and Richard Wadsworth
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Measuring the performance of algorithms for generating ground slope
William H. Ryder and Demetra E. Voyadgis
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Experimental development of a model of vector data uncertainty
G. J. Hunter, J. Hock, M. Robey, and M. F. Goodchild
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A user-friendly tool for error modelling and error propagation in a GIS environment
Frank Forier and Frank Canters
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Discrete polygons or a continuous surface: which is the appropriate way to model forests cartographically?
Kim Lowell
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Choosing between abrupt and gradual spatial variation?
Gerard B. M. Heuvelink and Johan A. Huisman
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Stratified kriging using vague transition zones
G. Boucneau, M. Van Meirvenne, O. Thas, and G. Hofman
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The effect of uncertain locations on disease cluster statistics
Geoffrey M. Jacquez and Lance A. Waller
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Reliability of area mapping by delineation in aerial photographs
Claus-Peter Gross and Petra Adler
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The effect of database generalization on the accuracy of the viewshed
Peter Fisher
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Modeling slope stability uncertainty: a case study at the H. J. Andrews Long-Term Ecological Research Site, Oregon
Michelle L. Murillo and Gary J. Hunter
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An accuracy assessment of a spatial bioclimatic model
D. W. McKenney, B. G. Mackey, M. F. Hutchinson, and R. A. Sims
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An assessment of the horizontal accuracy of interim terrain data
L. A. Fatale, J. A. Messmore, and J. R. Ackeret
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Acquisition of spatial data by forest management agencies: a review
Michael J. C. Weir
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Attribute and positional accuracy assessment of the Murray Darling Basin project, Australia
R. W. Fitzgerald, K. T. Ritman, and A. Lewis
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A new method for evaluating positional map accuracy
Michael Lodin and David Skea
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Exploring spatial confidence with a raster-based GIS
Matthew H. Pelkki
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GPS-located accuracy assessment plots on the Modoc National Forest
Kevin Casey
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A method for measuring the spatial accuracy of coordinates collected using the global positioning system
Thomas Owens and David McConville
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GPS vs. traditional methods of data imput: improving spatial data accuracy?
Russell Combs, Jr., James L. Smith, and Paul V. Bolstad
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Remote Sensing

Large scale tropical forest change monitoring using multiple resolution satellite data: from hot spot detection to global deforestation assessment?
Hervé Jeanjean, Frédéric Achard, and Jean-Paul Malingreau
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Optimum area sampling frame using high resolution satallite images with operational objective: how to conciliate statistical requirements and practical aspects
Hélene De Boissezon and Hervé Jeanjean
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The use of AVHRR satellite imagery to monitor boreal ecosystem forest fires
Donald R. Cahoon, Jr., and Brian J. Stocks
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Large area forest cover assessment: effects of misregistration in a double sampling approach with coarse and high resolution satellite images
Christoph Kleinn, Berthold Traub, and Matthias Dees
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Linear mixture modeling with autocorrelated errors
Jayantha Ediriwickrema, Siamak Khorram, Marcia Gumpertz, and John Brockhaus
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Alternative method to validate the seasonal land cover regions of the conterminous United States
Zhiliang Zhu, Donald O. Ohlen, Raymond L. Czaplewski, and Robert E. Burgan
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Investigation of possible contributions NDVI's have to misclassification in AVHRR data analysis
David L. Evans and Raymond L. Czaplewski
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Measures of association and agreement for describing land cover characterization classes
Eugene A. Fosnight and Gary W. Fowler
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Forest spatial surveys using the Rao-Hartley-Cochran sampling design
Jeffrey S. Pontius
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Increasing spatial precision and accuracy for monitoring peatlands in Switzerland by remote sensing techniques
Michael Köhl, Hans Jörg Schnellbächer, and Andreas Grünig
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Spatial and temporal models in contextual classification
Bo Ranneby
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Generalized linear mixed models for analyzing error in a satellite-based vegetation map of Utah
Gretchen G. Moisen, D. Richard Cutler, and Thomas C. Edwards, Jr.
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Statistical properties of measures of association and the kappa statistic for assessing the acccuracy of remotely sensed data using double sampling
Mohammed A. Kalkhan, Robin M. Reich, and Raymond L. Czaplewski
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Comparing methods used to combine multi-level samples of compositional data
Murray Todd Williams
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Cost-effective, practical sampling strategies for accuracy assessment of large-area thematic maps
Stephen V. Stehman
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Spatial and probabilistic classification of forest structures using landsat TM data
Jeffrey L. Moffett and Julian Besag
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Total error estimation in a spatial database for GIS
Jose Alberto Quintanilha and Marcos Rodrigues
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Abstract: Assessing the accuracy of a regional land cover classification
William Clerke, Raymond Czaplewski, Jeff Campbell, and Janet Fahringer
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Sampling satellite images for area estimates in a large region
F. J. Gallego
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Cooperative accuracy assessment strategies for sampling a natural landcover map of Arkansas
Robert S. Dzur, Michael E. Garner, Kimberly G. Smith, W. Fredrick Limp, Donald G. Catanzaro, and Richard L. Thompson
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Fuzzy measures in multi-criteria evaluation
J. Ronald Eastman and Hong Jiang
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On roles and goals for map accuracy assessment: a remote sensing perspective
Curtis E. Woodcock
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Integration of inventory and field data for automated fuzzy accuracy assessment of large scale remote-sensing derived vegetation maps in Region 5 national forests
Jeff A. Milliken and Curtis E. Woodcock
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Uncertainty of spatial metric relations in GIS
Xiaoyong Chen, Takeshi Doihara, and Mitsuru Nasu
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Plot collocation error: Impacts on area estimation
Willem W. S. van Hees
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Abstract: Sensitivity of landscape pattern metrics to misclassification and differences in land cover composition
James D. Wickham, Robert V. O'Neill, Kurt H. Riitters, Timothy G. Wade, and K. Bruce Jones
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Spatial (in)consistency of watershed delineations among agencies and scales in Pennsylvania
Wayne L. Myers, Barry M. Evans, and Michael C. Anderson
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Abstract: Communicating the results of accuracy assessment: Metadata, digital libraries, and assessing fitness for use
Michael F. Goodchild
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Covariate-directed sampling for assessing species richness
G. P. Patil, Glen Johnson, and Matteo Grigoletto
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Data accuracy to data quality: using spatial statistics to predict the implications of spatial error in point data
Adam Lewis and Michael F. Hutchinson
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Moving into secondary map projections: an analysis of potential inconsistencies in spatial data
Mohamad N. Said and Peter F. Fisher
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Filling in missing forestry data: exploring autocorrelational techniques
Alissa N. Antle and Peter L. Marshall
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Optimizing sampling schemes for mapping and dredging polluted sediment layers
L. Hazelhoff and F. Hoefsloot
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Forest cover monitoring in India: the satellite experience
J. B. Lal
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Study about the use of SPOT data for estimation of pastoral areas in Morocco
Philippe Brion
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The influence of vegetation cover density and topographic parameters on the thermal emission of the beech forests of Simbruini Mountains (central Italy)
Carlo Ricotta, Giancarlo Avena, and Fernando Ferri
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Application of non-parametric kernel regression and nearest-neighbor regression for generalizing sample tree information
Annika Kangas and Kari T. Korhonen
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A method for assessing the prediction quality of mechanistic forest growth models
Biing T. Guan, George Gertner, and Pablo Parysow
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Statistical analysis of error propagation in national level carbon budgets
C. J. Cieszewski, D. P. Turner, and D. L. Phillips
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Monte Carlo simulations of nonlinear size-age relationships
Ronald E. McRoberts
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Cross-correlations among single tree growth models
Hubert Hasenauer, Robert A. Monserud, and Timothy G. Gregoire
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Genetics, geographics, and prairie dogs: error and accuracy in a validated spatially-explicit dispersal model
Gillian Bowser
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Effect of uncertainty in mapped biodiversity data on optimal conservation decisions
Michael J. Conroy and Jennifer E. Crocker
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Abstract: Sensitivity analysis of species richness mapping to variations in forest-wildlife relationships
Tom Kohley
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Abstract: Development of a survey sampling methodolgy for rare species
Molly Van Caster, David Bowden, and Jennifer Hoeting
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Methods to analyse the spatial structure of plant communities
Paul Braun, Heiko Balzter, and Wolfgang Köhler
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Modeling population dynamics with cellular automata
Heiko Baltzer, Paul Braun, and Wolfgang Köhler
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Abstract: Inconsistency of line convolution as a quality factor in the maintenance of spatial databases
Michael J. C. Weir
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Abstract: Lead-based paint survey data: Spatial variation
Tze-San Lee
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Abstract: Uncertainty of spatially-averaged rainfall estimates from rain gauges
Jeffrey R. McCollum and Witold F. Krajewski
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Abstract: Defining urban settlements: Certainties regarding uncertainties
Mahavir and Sahar Al-Amir
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Abstract: Spatial dependence of tree biomass in an old-growth forest
Franco Biondi and Donald E. Myers
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Abstract: Sensibility and uncertainty analyses of an expert system to determine stand treatments
Otto Eckmuellner and Martin Moser
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Abstract: Stratified two-stage sampling (self-weighted) for assessment of village forest resources in Bangladesh
S. S. Islam
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Abstract: Modelling animal movements within a GIS framework
J.Joachim, G. Janeau, and F. Spitz
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Abstract: Evaluation of forest condition assessment data
F. Mitterböck and O. Eckmüllner
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Application of remote sensing technology in assessing village wood resources in Bangladesh
Jamil Ahmed Chowdhury
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Abstract: Quality evaluation services on the Internet
Anders Östman
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Abstract: Assessing attainment of standard by two stage sampling
Debashis Kushary
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Abstract: Site positioning accuracies using GPS: Y-code receivers and real-time differential options
Karl E. Brown
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Abstract: Statistical models of landscape pattern and the effects of coarse resolution of satellite imagery on estimation of area
Christine A. Hlavka
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Title: RM-GTR-277: Spatial Accuracy Assessment in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences: Second International Symposium
Electronic Publish Date: June 27, 2008
Last Update:
May 5, 2010

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