Masters Theses

Abstract

"An equidistant spacing of two dimensional data points is a requirement of most automated analysis routines. In this thesis, a method of generating such equispaced data from randomly spaced data is developed and implemented by a set of computer routines. The method represents the study area as a two dimensional spatial array, in which each array cell represents the data value of a subarea of the study area. A routine sorts and places the data in the array. Missing values in the array are interpolated from nearest neighbors. Filtering is used to smooth errors and a contouring routine is used to generate contour maps of the data. The results of applying the routine to actual field data are presented. To determine the accuracy of the routines an error analysis is performed. This is accomplished by assuming an analytical form for the data, sampling the assumed data randomly and comparing the results· of the interpolation routine to the actual data"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Tranter, William H.

Committee Member(s)

Ziemer, Rodger E.
Engelhardt, Max

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Electrical Engineering

Sponsor(s)

National Science Foundation (U.S.). Research Applied to National Needs Program

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1974

Pagination

vii, 86 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 54).

Rights

© 1974 Jerry Lee Albert Sandvos, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Restricted Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Geological mapping -- Data processing
Digital mapping
Contours (Cartography) -- Data processing

Thesis Number

T 2960

Print OCLC #

6023716

Electronic OCLC #

914180760

Link to Catalog Record

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http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b1066921~S5

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