Issues of quality and uncertainty

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Abstract

Digital processing of cartographic data brings immense benefits in the form of rapid, precise and sophisticated analysis, but at the same time it reveals weaknesses which may not otherwise be apparent. Computers are very precise machines, and errors and uncertainties in data can lead to serious problems, not only in the form of inaccurate results but in the consequences of decisions made on the basis of poor data, and increasingly in legal actions brought by affected parties. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-139
Number of pages27
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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