Quantifying the Uncertainty of Contour Maps

  title={Quantifying the Uncertainty of Contour Maps},
  author={David Bolin and Finn Lindgren},
  journal={Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics},
  pages={513 - 524}
  • D. Bolin, F. Lindgren
  • Published 7 July 2015
  • Computer Science
  • Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics
ABSTRACT Contour maps are widely used to display estimates of spatial fields. Instead of showing the estimated field, a contour map only shows a fixed number of contour lines for different levels. However, despite the ubiquitous use of these maps, the uncertainty associated with them has been given a surprisingly small amount of attention. We derive measures of the statistical uncertainty, or quality, of contour maps, and use these to decide an appropriate number of contour lines, which relates… 
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