Accession Number : AD0775544

Title :   The Accuracy of Isometric Maps.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jan 71-31 Aug 73,

Corporate Author : WISCONSIN UNIV MADISON DEPT OF GEOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s) : Morrison,Joel L.

Report Date : FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : The problem investigated by this research was: For a fixed number and scatter of known data points from a geographical distribution with unknown spatial variation, that automated first-stage interpolation algorithm should a cartographer use to most faithfully map the distribution isarithmically. The conclusions, based on an empirical study, state the most effective first-stage algorithm to use with different levels of numbers of known data points and scatters of known data points.

Descriptors :   *Mapping, Experimental design, Distribution functions, Sampling, Interpolation, Algorithms

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE