What is ISARA?

International Spatial Accuracy Research Association (ISARA) is a research group that focuses on how to measure, model and manage uncertainty in spatial natural resource or environmental information. ISARA consists of the two main parts: (a) the ISARA steering committee and (b) a wider group of spatial accuracy researchers and practitioners. ISARA biannually organizes a conference entitled "International Symposia on Spatial Accuracy Assessment in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences", also called "Spatial Accuracy" for short. The core topics discussed within ISARA are:

  • Uncertainty in terrain modelling
  • Uncertainty in vegetation mapping
  • Navigation uncertainty
  • Spatial data quality measures
  • Uncertainty visualisation techniques
  • Uncertainty in decision making
  • Mathematical modelling of uncertainty in GIS

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