Computer-based soil mapping of small areas from sample data II Classification smoothing

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Webster, R. and Burrough, P. A. 1972. Computer-based soil mapping of small areas from sample data II Classification smoothing. Journal of Soil Science. 23 (2), pp. 222-234.

AuthorsWebster, R. and Burrough, P. A.
Abstract

Summary Two rectangular areas 1400 m ? 600 m in south central England had been sampled at the intersections of 100 m square grids, and some 20 soil properties measured. Hierarchical numerical classifications gave classes which, when mapped, were very fragmented. Fragmentation was less when the geographic locations of the sampling sites were included in the classification. Linear functions of location and contiguity constraints produce maps that are smoother, i.e. less fragmented, but are unsatisfactory in other aspects. Inverse square and exponential functions of location produce smoother maps that are quite as good as those produced without taking location into account, in that the soil is no more variable within the classes mapped.

Year of Publication1972
JournalJournal of Soil Science
Journal citation23 (2), pp. 222-234
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1111/j.1365-2389.1972.tb01655.x
Open accessPublished as non-open access
ISSN00224588
PublisherWiley

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