Towards progressive strategies for spatial sampling in the field

Jingxiong Zhang, Michael F. Goodchild

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The geostatistical basis for adaptive/progressive sampling is discussed, following an introduction to the necessary statistical background and developments in geographic information technologies. Where computational resources are limited, as they are in the field, strategies that combine heuristic and numerical approaches are the key to successful field implementation. A sequential algorithm for rapid location of further samples is formulated, using the criterion of maximum global reduction in Kriging variance. Results from a test confirm the effectiveness of the proposed algorithms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)441-445
Number of pages5
JournalGeomatics and Information Science of Wuhan University
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 5 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Block-kriging
  • Co-Kriging
  • Covariate
  • Spatial sampling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Earth-Surface Processes


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