Generation of plateau-approximated fuzzy zones
Jones, H. ; Guillaume, S. ; Loisel, P. ; Charnomordic, B. ; Tisseyre, B.
Type de document
Communication scientifique avec actes
Affiliation de l'auteur
SUPAGRO UMR ITAP MONTPELLIER FRA ; IRSTEA MONTPELLIER UMR ITAP FRA ; INRA UMR MISTEA MONTPELLIER FRA ; INRA UMR MISTEA MONTPELLIER FRA ; SUPAGRO UMR ITAP MONTPELLIER FRA
Résumé / Abstract
When modelling spatial real data in environmental context, the border between two zones is rarely a sharp edge. Often, the transition from one zone to another is a gradual process. Fuzzy zones intend to model this uncertainty in zones by allowing a spatial point to belong partially to different zones with different membership degrees. Generating fuzzy zones is not easy to perform and can be time-consuming and difficult to interpret. It is also difficult to ensure the convexity of the generated fuzzy zones. Our idea is to generate plateau zones instead of fuzzy zones. Plateau zones are an approximation of fuzzy zones. The interest of using plateau zones lies in the following: easier spatial coherence and convexity of zones, preservation of uncertainties, level and number of plateaus can be chosen depending on the application, interpretation and easier operations between zones. Our algorithm is based on quantiles of spatial data in order to produce some isocontours. According to the desired number of plateaus, it is possible to adjust the quantile values to find next plateaus for each resulting zones. The goal of this representation is to provide the user a simplification of the spatial representation and to preserve uncertainties in order to use them in the decision process.
12th International symposium on spatial accuracy assessment in natural resources and environmental sciences, Accuracy 2016, 05/07/2016 - 08/07/2016, Montpellier, FRA
International Spatial Accuracy Research Association (ISARA)