Manual mapping of drumlins in synthetic landscapes to assess operator effectiveness

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Wooldridge, K., M.J. Smith, R. Armugam, I. Barr, C.M. Boston, C.D. Clark, J. Ely, A. Frankl, S.L. Greenwood, L. Gosselin, C. Hättestrand, K. Hogan, A.L.C. Hughes, S.J. Livingstone, H. Lovell, M. McHenry, Y. Munoz, X.M. Pellicer, R. Pellitero, C. Robb, S. Roberson, D. Ruther, M. Spagnolo, M. Standell, C.R. Stokes, R. Storrar, N.J. Tate and J.K. Hillier 2014. Manual mapping of drumlins in synthetic landscapes to assess operator effectiveness. Journal of Maps. 11 (5), pp. 719-729. https://doi.org/10.1080/17445647.2014.957251
AuthorsWooldridge, K., M.J. Smith, R. Armugam, I. Barr, C.M. Boston, C.D. Clark, J. Ely, A. Frankl, S.L. Greenwood, L. Gosselin, C. Hättestrand, K. Hogan, A.L.C. Hughes, S.J. Livingstone, H. Lovell, M. McHenry, Y. Munoz, X.M. Pellicer, R. Pellitero, C. Robb, S. Roberson, D. Ruther, M. Spagnolo, M. Standell, C.R. Stokes, R. Storrar, N.J. Tate and J.K. Hillier
Abstract

Mapped topographic features are important for understanding processes that sculpt the Earth's surface. This paper presents maps that are the primary product of an exercise that brought together 27 researchers with an interest in landform mapping wherein the efficacy and causes of variation in mapping were tested using novel synthetic DEMs containing drumlins. The variation between interpreters (e.g. mapping philosophy, experience) and across the study region (e.g. woodland prevalence) opens these factors up to assessment. A priori known answers in the synthetics increase the number and strength of conclusions that may be drawn with respect to a traditional comparative study. Initial results suggest that overall detection rates are relatively low (34–40%), but reliability of mapping is higher (72–86%). The maps form a reference dataset.

KeywordsDrumlins, manual mapping, DEMs
Year2014
JournalJournal of Maps
Journal citation11 (5), pp. 719-729
PublisherTaylor and Francis Online
ISSN1744-5647
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/17445647.2014.957251
Official URLhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17445647.2014.957251
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Deposited07 Nov 2022
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