5. Multi-Source Data Analysis
Map overlay, for a particular location, collects all the necessary data so as to derive useful information.
Similar to decision making in ordinary life, one needs to accumulate evidences in order to arrive a decision, in multi-source data analysis, each piece of evidence recorded in the data will be evaluated to validate certain hypothesis.
It is the objective of this chapter to examine a number of schemes for integrated analysis of spatial data. Algorithms developed in pattern recognition and artificial intelligence can be used.