WIT Press


Optimal Set For Monitoring The Environment In Estonia − Neighbourhood Analysis

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ENV040021

Volume

69

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

547 kb

Author(s)

A. Roose

Abstract

The paper proposes a geographical information systems approach for analysing the adequacy of environmental monitoring sets by spatially relating monitoring stations. The aim of the paper is to describe the point patterns of environmental monitoring networks in Estonia, assess their neighbourhood, configuration and representation on certain criteria, to analyse the overlapping and coherence of the theme networks and to allocate monitoring sets efficiently. The methodology is based on the statistical description of point patterns and neighbourhood analysis, specifically the nearest neighbour index and Ripley’s K-function. A prototype system based on the data model is implemented in Mapinfo, Vertical Mapper and CrimeStat, also the MS Office. The prototype is illustrated and tested by a case study based on Estonia’s environmental monitoring syst

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