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“Alternative” Data Structures

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Information Spaces / Spatialization

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Information Spaces / Spatialization Chen et al. 1998

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Information Spaces / Spatialization

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Alternative Data Structures (especially w/ increased processing speeds, storage)

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Thiessen (Voronoi) Polygons and Delaunay Triangles they divide the space between the points as ‘evenly’ as possible –market area delimitation, rain gauge area assignment, VIPs DTs are as near equiangular as possible, thus minimizes distances for interpolation elevation, slope and aspect of triangle calculated from heights of its three corners A Thiessen neighbors of point A share a common boundary. Delauney triangles are formed by joining points to its Thiessen neighbors. A Thiessen Polygons Delaunay Triangles

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partition areas based on “influence” of sample points (Thiessen polys) all sample points connected w/ 2 nearest neighbors to form triangles connect centroids of Thiessen polygons market area delimitation, rain gauge area assignment, trusted elevation benchmarks or VIPs, etc.

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1.Draw lines connecting the points to their nearest neighbors. 2.Find the bisectors of each line. 3.Connect the bisectors of the lines and assign the resulting polygon the value of the center point Thiessen Polygon Start: 1) 2)3)

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Sampled locations and values Thiessen polygons Daniel P. Ames, Dept. of Geosciences (Geology), Idaho State University

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Visualization of Theissen Concept Arthur J Lembo, Jr., Bowne

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Inverse Distance Weighting Arthur J Lembo, Jr., Bowne

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Kriging Arthur J Lembo, Jr., Bowne

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Perspective Plot from TIN

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TIN (Triangulated Irregular Network) avoids redundancy of raster while still producing a continuous surface more efficient than raster for some terrain analysis –slope and aspect (faces of triangles) –contouring Measurements are irregularly spaced with more sampling in areas of greater complexity –requires fewer points or grid cells

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Contours from TIN (triangles can be many and extremely small with a good sampling of points)

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Computers love rasters A cell on 1 map is at same position on all others Easy query, neighborhood ops., etc.

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Storage/Scan Orders

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Consistency/Uniformity great for computers but what about human psyche? Can we bear such generalization? Cartographic Heresy?

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Compression: Run Length Encoding based on spatial autocorrelation –nearby things tend to be more similar than distant things data entered as pairs –run length & value 40 items instead of 70

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way of encoding irregularity of vector in raster form step beyond run-length-encoding compression compress in row AND column directions

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Raster to Quadtree

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Divide into sub-quadrants focusing on irregularity

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Quadtrees of Chloropleth Raster Map NWNESWSE NWNE SWSE Marc van Kreveld, U. of Utrecht

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Multiple resolution storage

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Adaptive MWVD solution Rene Reitsma, OSU CoB Vector solution: infinite precision, difficult computing. Raster solution: limited precision, easy computing. –Resolution increases allow higher precision. –Boundary-only, quadtree resolution increases.

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Gateway to the Literature “information spaces” Information space partitioning using adaptive Voronoi diagrams, Information Visualization, Reitsma, R. and Trubin, S., Information space partitioning using adaptive Voronoi diagrams, Information Visualization, Dodge, M., and R. Kitchin, Code and the transduction of space, Annals AAG, 95 (1), , Fabrikant, S.I., and B.P. Buttenfield, Formalizing semantic spaces for information access, Annals AAG, 91 (2), , Skupin, A., On Geometry and Transformation in Map-Like Information Visualization. In: Börner, K., Chen, C (Eds.) Visual Interfaces to Digital Libraries. Lectures in Computer Science Springer Verlag, Berlin , 2002 Skupin, A., On Geometry and Transformation in Map-Like Information Visualization. In: Börner, K., Chen, C (Eds.) Visual Interfaces to Digital Libraries. Lectures in Computer Science Springer Verlag, Berlin , 2002.

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Gateway to the Literature “natural spaces” Chen, J., C. Li, Z. Li, and C. Gold, A Voronoi-based 9-intersection model for spatial relations, Int. J. Geog. Inf. Sci., 15 (3), , voronoi_ijgis.pdf Chen, J., C. Qiao, and R. Zhao, A Voronoi interior adjacency-based approach for generating a contour tree, Comp. Geosci, 30, , –voronoi_contour_tree.pdf Gold, C.M., and A.R. Condal, A spatial data structure integrating GIS and simulation in a marine environment, Mar. Geod., 18 (3), , Mostafavi, M.A., C. Gold, and M. Dakowicz, Delete and insert operations in Voronoi/Delauney methods and applications, Comp. Geosci, 29, , voronoi_2003.pdf Zhang, H., and C. Thurber, Adaptive mesh seismic tomography based on tetrahedral and Voronoi diagrams: Application to Parkfield, California, J. Geophys. Res., 110 (B04303), doi: /2004JB003186, seismic_mesh.pdf

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Dynamic Segmentation multiple attributes to a single arc... attribute to a portion of an arc...

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DynSeg: Measures & “Events”

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DynSeg: Point Events

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DynSeg: Single Arc, Multiple Attributes

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Heceta Bank, Oregon

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Heceta Bank Fisheries Investigations M.S. Theses: Nasby, 2000; Whitmire, 2003 At what scales are there quantifiable relationships between groundfish populations and seafloor morphology/texture? What are the factors that control these relationships? What changes may have occurred in the fish populations after a decade? What are the characteristics and extent of natural refugia?

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EM 300 Multibeam Bathymetry Depth Range: – m Gridded to 5 and 10 m Nasby, 2000; Whitmire, 2003

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Dives 28 ROV dives 5 submersible dives 6 historical stations Nasby, 2000; Whitmire, 2003

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Heceta Bank Fish Habitats Seabed Classification –Mud –Sand –Pebble –Cobble –Boulder –Flat Rock –Rock Ridge Nasby, 2000; Whitmire, 2003

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M = Mud S = Sand P = Pebble C = Cobble B= Boulder F = Flat Rock R = Rock Ridge Mud Sand Pebble Cobble Boulder Flat rock Rock ridge Nasby, 2000

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Bottom Type Whitmire, 2003

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Species Type Density of Dover Sole Nasby, 2000

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Other Fish Species Greenstripe rockfish Sablefish Yellowtail rockfish Shortspine thornyhead Rex Sole Lingcod Pygmy rockfish Nasby, 2000

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Rock ridge: yellowtail rockfish and juvenile rockfish Pebble/cobble/boulder: sharpchin rockfish, rosethorn rockfish, greenstripe rockfish and pygmy rockfish Mud: Dover sole, rex sole, sablefish and shortspine thornyhead Habitat Characterization Summary Nasby, 2000

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Segue to Terrain Analysis Whitmire, 2003

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Thesis Downloads Nicole Nasby, 2000 dusk.geo.orst.edu/djl/theses/nasby_lucas.html (also published in 2002 issue of Fisheries Bulletin) Curt Whitmire, 2003 dusk.geo.orst.edu/djl/theses/whitmire_abs.html

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