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|Title:||Automated Mapping of Environmental Variables from a SEIS or SISE Perspective|
|Authors:||PEBESMA Edzer; DUBOIS Gregoire; CORNFORD Dan|
|Citation:||Proceedings of the Towards eEnvironment (Challenges of SEIS and SISE: Integrating Environmental Knowledge in Europe) p. 1-11|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||The INTAMAP FP6 project has developed an interoperable framework for real-time automatic mapping of critical environmental variables by extending spatial statistical methods and employing open, web-based, data exchange protocols and visualisation tools. This paper will give an overview of the underlying problem, of the project, and discuss which problems it has solved and which open problems seem to be most relevant to deal with next. The interpolation problem that INTAMAP solves is the generic problem of spatial interpolation of environmental variables without user interaction, based on measurements of e.g. PM10, rainfall or gamma dose rate, at arbitrary locations or over a regular grid covering the area of interest. It deals with problems of varying spatial resolution of measurements, the interpolation of averages over larger areas, and with providing information on the interpolation error to the end-user. In addition, monitoring network optimisation is addressed in a non-automatic context.|
|JRC Directorate:||Sustainable Resources|
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