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ContouringStructuralData:KalsbeekNet

ContouringStructuralData:KalsbeekNet
StevenDutch,NaturalandAppliedSciences,UniversityofWisconsinGreenBay
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Ifwedivideacircleintotenzones
ofequalwidth,theinnermostcircle
willcontain1%ofthearea.The
nextcircleistwiceaslargeandwill
contain4%,but1%isintheinner
circle,sotheannuluswillcontain
3%ofthearea,andsoon.
Ifwestacktriangles,eachrowwill
contain1,3,5...triangles.Astack
tenrowshighwillcontain100
triangles.

Ifwedividea60degreesectorof
thecircleintotrianglesofequal
area,eachsectorwillcontain100
triangles,eachwith1%ofthearea
ofthesector.

TheKalsbeekcountingnetisbased
onthisprinciple.Itconsistsoften
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equallyspacedcircles.Eachannulus
isdividedintotriangles.Altogether
thereare600triangles.Ateach
vertex,sixtrianglesmeet.The
hexagonoftrianglesaroundeach
vertexcontains1%oftheareaof
thenet.

Plotthedataonanequalareanet
thentransfertheoverlaytothe
countingnet.Ofcourse,thetwo
netsmustbethesamediameter!

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Ateachvertex,countthenumber
ofpointsinthesurroundingsix
trianglesandplotthenumberat
thevertex.Youmaywanttodothis
onasecondoverlayabovethedata
overlay.
Eachtriangleiscommontothree
hexagonssoeverypointiscounted
threetimes.(No,thisdoesnot
meanthedensitieshavetobe
dividedbythree.)Becertainto
checkeveryvertexclosetothedata
pointstobesureofnotmissing
any.

Removethenumberedoverlayand
contourthedata.
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Advantages
Fastandstandard
Thecountingresultswillbethesameforanyworker(apartfromjudgmentcallswhenpointsareonthe
edgesoftriangles)

Disadvantages
Contouringissomewhatapproximate.
Resultsmayvarydependingonorientationofoverlay
Chancelocationororientationoftheoverlaymayaffectresults.Aclusterofpointsthatspreadsacross
severalhexagonsmaynotgivedensitiesashighastheoverlappingormovingcirclemethods.
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