Geoprocessing, workflows, and provenance

Jason A. Tullis, Jackson D. Cothren, David P. Lanter, Xuan Shi, W. Fredrick Limp, Rachel F. Linck, Sean G. Young, Tareefa S. Alsumaiti

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Integrated remote sensing and GIS-assisted problem solving now supports a remarkable array of domains (e.g., food and agricultural security, climate change, forest management, heritage preservation, and urban and regional planning) and is being configured in a great variety of technical means. Given the sheer quantity of innovations reported in journals and books (including the Remote Sensing Handbook), any one expert may be keenly aware of only a fraction of the detailed remote sensing and related geospatial methods available to address a given problem statement. Regardless of the remote sensing application under study or review, some reliance (whether implied or reported) is always made upon the geoprocesses and workflows associated with any geospatial artifacts produced. In the context of a specific geospatial decision support artifact (e.g., a map of predicted crop yield in kg/ha), a record of the specific geoprocesses may be termed geospatial provenance (or lineage; see Section 19.1.1). This chapter explores how remote sensing-assisted geoprocessing and related GIS workflows have been or may be combined with digital provenance information in order to augment scientific reproducibility, comparison, trust, or to otherwise improve remote sensing-assisted decision support.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRemotely Sensed Data Characterization, Classification, and Accuracies
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781482217872
ISBN (Print)9781482217865
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Environmental Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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