[GRASSLIST:3544] Re: Geophysical framework: WHITE PAPER

Benjamin Ducke benducke at compuserve.de
Sat May 29 16:46:48 EDT 2004

Hi Martin,

I think we should wait a bit longer until the geophysical
modules have actually been written and there has been
some feedback on the issue, as well.
Once we get to that stage, we should be able to produce
a very nice contribution to the GRASS newsletter, which
without a doubt, would find a lot of interested readers.
But I feel a bit uncomfortable about stirring up very high
hopes and not being able to deliver ...

I have another suggestion for a contribution I could make:
I have written a set of modules for GRASS 5.3 that allow
Belief-based spatial prediction.
It uses Dempster-Shafer's Theory of Evidence which is
sort of a generalised probability theory.
My work is very similar to something that was done for
ArcGIS a while back (see: 
... but of course, being GRASS-based it's much more
flexible and powerful ;)
I used the system very successfully to predict locations
of archaeological sites for heritage management in
North-eastern Germany.
You can find a summary in:
(search for "Benjamin Ducke" in the document to find my abstract)

Let me know if this is a sort of topic that would be
suited for the GRASS newsletter and I will write up something.



On Sat, 29 May 2004 18:45:58 +0200
Martin Wegmann <m.wegmann at web.de> wrote:

> Hello Benjamin, 
> I followed your discussion on the list quit a bit although I am not (yet) 
> interested in this kind of modules, but I would welcome if you like to extend 
> your white paper to an article for the GRASSNewsletter. 
> Via this way you can elaborate your ideas, add some pictures and announce what 
> you are planning to do. 
> If you are interested ,please have a look at 
> http://grass.itc.it/newsletter/index 
> best regards, Martin

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