The challenge of real-time automatic mapping for environmental monitoring network management


The automatic interpolation of environmental monitoring network data such as air quality or radiation levels in real-time setting poses a number of practical and theoretical questions. Among the problems found are (i) dealing and communicating uncertainty of predictions, (ii) automatic (hyper)parameter estimation, (iii) monitoring network heterogeneity, (iv) dealing with outlying extremes, and (v) quality control. In this paper we discuss these issues, in light of the spatial interpolation comparison exercise held in 2004.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Informatics and Digital Engineering > Computer Science
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Systems analytics research institute (SARI)
Additional Information: GeoENV 2006 – 6th European Conference on Geostatistics for Environmental Applications, 25-27 October 2006, Rhodes (GR) The original publication is available at
Uncontrolled Keywords: automatic interpolation,environmental monitoring network data,air quality,radiation levels,real-time setting,uncertainty of predictions,(hyper)parameter estimation,network heterogeneity,outlying extremes,quality control,spatial interpolation comparison exercise,2004
ISBN: 9781402064470
Full Text Link: http://www.spri ... 6286mrp517t851/
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PURE Output Type: Chapter
Published Date: 2008-03-11
Authors: Pebesma, Edzer J.
Dubois, Gregoire
Cornford, Dan (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-8787-6758)

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