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.