Visualizing Uncertainty in Natural Hazards
Good visualizations are designed to answer a particular question
or the needs of a particular task.
They are created as comprehensively as possible taking into account
numerous factors such as the application domain, established conventions
in the community, nature of the question or task, technical constraints
such as interactivity or large data sets, presentation concerns such as
visual clutter and complexity, and the quality of the data.
Care must also be taken to ensure that any artifacts are
not inadvertently introduced into the visualization.
This paper provides an overview of current visualization practices
and techniques that incorporate data uncertainty in the presentations.
Emphasis is placed on geospatial data sets.
The paper also describes some of the challenges and research
directions in uncertainty visualization research.
``Visualizing Uncertainty in Natural Hazards'' (preprint),
commissioned by Mid-America Earthquake Center and funded by NSF.
July 14-15, 2006.
``Visualizing Uncertainty in Natural Hazards",
Risk Assessment, Modeling and Decision Support: Strategic Directions
Series: Risk, Governance and Society,
Ann Bostrom, Steven P. French, and Sara J. Gottlieb,
Springer, 2008, XIV,
Chapter 12, pp. 261-294.
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