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  • Digby Millikan
    What does the ai stand for in ai-geostats * By using the ai-geostats mailing list you agree to follow its rules ( see
    Message 1 of 5 , Jun 6, 2005
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      What does the 'ai' stand for in 'ai-geostats'
    • rocchini@unisi.it
      Right!! I will forward this Gregoire e-mail message to my students, who will better understand that using user-friendly tools and interfaces and following
      Message 2 of 5 , Jun 7, 2005
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        Right!!
         
        I will forward this Gregoire e-mail message to my students, who will better understand that using user-friendly tools and interfaces and following "blind" analysis ways could lead to misleading results.
         
        Duccio
         
         
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        ----- Original Message -----
        From: "Gregoire Dubois" <gregoire.dubois@...>
        Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 10:01 AM
        Subject: FW: [ai-geostats] ai

        > Quoted from the homepage (see mailing list)
        >
        >
        > "AI-GEOSTATS was called after Arc/Info (which explains the strange AI
        in
        > AI-GEOSTATS), a widely distributed GIS, and geostatistics. The choice
        of
        > the name is purely historical: as a young Ph.D. student in
        radioecology,
        > I was looking for information on basic tools developed for
        the
        > statistical analysis of spatial data and realised not only that
        the
        > tools proposed in the environmental sciences were elementary, but
        also
        > that more advanced tools were working like black boxes. Basically,
        most
        > GIS provided their users with a magic button "create map" and that
        was
        > all the users asked for at that time, not being aware of the fact
        that
        > many methods were existing. The question on "what interpolation
        method
        > between the many available in the literature should I use?"
        became
        > almost an obsession and I ended up doing a Ph.D. in the field.
        There was
        > such a high interest about this topic (many Arc/Info users
        were indeed
        > curious about the strange terms of kriging and variograms)
        that I
        > created my own "cluster" within ESRI's user group. I was putting
        the
        > words AI-GEOSTATS in the headers of my mails to attract more
        attention.
        > Being a bit invasive, I was recommended to start a brand new
        mailing
        > list.
        >
        > ....
        >
        > "
        >
        >
        >
        > Now you know everything :)
        >
        >
        Gregoire
        >
        > -----Original Message-----
        > From: Digby
        Millikan [mailto:digbym@...]
        > Sent: 07 June 2005
        07:44
        > To: ai-geostats
        > Subject: [ai-geostats] ai
        >
        >
        > What does the 'ai' stand for in 'ai-geostats'
        >
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      • Pierre Goovaerts
        Hi Gregoire, Thanks for refreshing our memory (I couldn t help smiling when you mentioned that you were considered a bit invasive by the ESRI community). Note
        Message 3 of 5 , Jun 7, 2005
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          Hi Gregoire,

          Thanks for refreshing our memory (I couldn't help smiling when you mentioned that you were
          considered a bit invasive by the ESRI community). Note that I attended a GIS congress last week
          and I was appalled to see the widespread misuse of geostatistics. The "magic button" in ESRI products
          has been replaced by a "series of magic buttons", which does not solve any problem, in particular
          when the implementation has not been carefully thought.

          Pierre

          -----Original Message-----
          From: Gregoire Dubois [mailto:gregoire.dubois@...]
          Sent: Tue 6/7/2005 4:01 AM
          To: ai-geostats@...
          Cc:
          Subject: FW: [ai-geostats] ai



          Quoted from the homepage (see mailing list)


          "AI-GEOSTATS was called after Arc/Info (which explains the strange AI in
          AI-GEOSTATS), a widely distributed GIS, and geostatistics. The choice of
          the name is purely historical: as a young Ph.D. student in radioecology,
          I was looking for information on basic tools developed for the
          statistical analysis of spatial data and realised not only that the
          tools proposed in the environmental sciences were elementary, but also
          that more advanced tools were working like black boxes. Basically, most
          GIS provided their users with a magic button "create map" and that was
          all the users asked for at that time, not being aware of the fact that
          many methods were existing. The question on "what interpolation method
          between the many available in the literature should I use?" became
          almost an obsession and I ended up doing a Ph.D. in the field. There was
          such a high interest about this topic (many Arc/Info users were indeed
          curious about the strange terms of kriging and variograms) that I
          created my own "cluster" within ESRI's user group. I was putting the
          words AI-GEOSTATS in the headers of my mails to attract more attention.
          Being a bit invasive, I was recommended to start a brand new mailing
          list.

          ....

          "



          Now you know everything :)

          Gregoire

          -----Original Message-----
          From: Digby Millikan [mailto:digbym@...]
          Sent: 07 June 2005 07:44
          To: ai-geostats
          Subject: [ai-geostats] ai


          What does the 'ai' stand for in 'ai-geostats'
        • Monica Rivas-Casado
          Hi Gregoire, I am currently in the position you were some years ago when you were a young PhD student. Currently, one of the applications of GIS (among others)
          Message 4 of 5 , Jun 7, 2005
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            Hi Gregoire,

            I am currently in the position you were some years ago when you were a young PhD student. Currently, one of the applications of GIS (among others) is to developed habitat maps for fish in rivers (i.e. for river restoration purposes or for ecological status assessment). I am trying (1) to analyse the error associated to the creation of these maps and (2) to asses the importance of this error for habitat mapping, river restoration, etc....I would like to ask the list if there is anybody working with something similar so I can exchange some ideas with them.

            Regards,

            Monica

            ________________________________

            From: Gregoire Dubois [mailto:gregoire.dubois@...]
            Sent: Tue 07/06/2005 09:01
            To: ai-geostats@...
            Subject: FW: [ai-geostats] ai



            Quoted from the homepage (see mailing list)


            "AI-GEOSTATS was called after Arc/Info (which explains the strange AI in
            AI-GEOSTATS), a widely distributed GIS, and geostatistics. The choice of
            the name is purely historical: as a young Ph.D. student in radioecology,
            I was looking for information on basic tools developed for the
            statistical analysis of spatial data and realised not only that the
            tools proposed in the environmental sciences were elementary, but also
            that more advanced tools were working like black boxes. Basically, most
            GIS provided their users with a magic button "create map" and that was
            all the users asked for at that time, not being aware of the fact that
            many methods were existing. The question on "what interpolation method
            between the many available in the literature should I use?" became
            almost an obsession and I ended up doing a Ph.D. in the field. There was
            such a high interest about this topic (many Arc/Info users were indeed
            curious about the strange terms of kriging and variograms) that I
            created my own "cluster" within ESRI's user group. I was putting the
            words AI-GEOSTATS in the headers of my mails to attract more attention.
            Being a bit invasive, I was recommended to start a brand new mailing
            list.

            ....

            "



            Now you know everything :)

            Gregoire

            -----Original Message-----
            From: Digby Millikan [mailto:digbym@...]
            Sent: 07 June 2005 07:44
            To: ai-geostats
            Subject: [ai-geostats] ai


            What does the 'ai' stand for in 'ai-geostats'
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