Measurements from Maps

Measurements from Maps

To increase this book's accessibility, a minimum of mathematical knowledge is assumed.

Author: D H Maling

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 9780080984124

Category: Science

Page: 450

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A classic text and reference work for students, academics and professionals approaching cartometry from a wide range of backgrounds - geography, cartography, forestry and stereology. The author hasd transcended these subject boundaries to produce a definitive and coherent guide to the theory and technique of measuring distance and areas on maps. To increase this book's accessibility, a minimum of mathematical knowledge is assumed.
Categories: Science

The Performance Mapping and Measurement Handbook

The Performance Mapping and Measurement Handbook

coal mining example, this combination of performance maps and measures (also
frequently termed performance metrics) can provide enlightening insights,
including helping us to proactively identify transportation bottlenecks and other ...

Author: Jerry L. Harbour

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466571358

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 185

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To better understand and improve your systems, you must measure and map their essential characteristics. Yet, because your systems and their associated processes occur over varying spatial and temporal scales, you will need various types of maps and metrics depending on the level of detail and understanding required.During nearly four decades of ex
Categories: Business & Economics

50 Fabulous Measurement Activities

50 Fabulous Measurement Activities

13 Map Sense What measurement units would you use to map parts of the
neighborhood ? Visual thinking is at the heart of mapmaking . In this mapping
activity , children have to choose sensible measurement units to use for each
item they ...

Author: Martin Lee

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0590644068

Category: Education

Page: 64

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Important math skills are taught using games.
Categories: Education

Strategy Mapping An Interventionist Examination of a Homebuilder s Performance Measurement and Incentive Systems

Strategy Mapping  An Interventionist Examination of a Homebuilder s Performance Measurement and Incentive Systems

Advocates of a ' strategy mapping ' approach to performance measurement
propose formulating performance measurement systems around a diverse set of
financial and non-financial performance measures that are linked to firm-specific

Author: Kenneth Merchant

Publisher: Syngress

ISBN: 0080965954

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 80

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What part does customer and employee satisfaction play in overall business success? Management Accountants developing business models must consider this question, especially if they are taking the popular "balanced scorecard" or "strategy mapping" approaches to performance measurement. When doing so, stating cause-and-effect relationships between measurable factors like satisfaction and profitability is common practice. However, few companies test their own hypotheses. If the links are incorrect, these models can actually guide the firm down a path to failure. This report reveals the findings of state-of-the-art interventionist research on a major US homebuilder. The core claims of this company’s business model were positive effects in the future due to improvements in customer and employee satisfaction. Tests were made on the validity of these claims to discover how much we can rely on these factors to improve performance. This report also examines how effective various measurement alternatives are through analysis of data compiled by different consulting companies. The results reveal that the links between satisfaction and performance is less strong and more complex than the company had assumed: these measures cannot be relied upon to guarantee increased performance. Managers must have a sophisticated understanding of performance measurement systems and to test their strategy maps empirically, rather than relying on their intuitions. This report demonstrates how you can achieve both. * State-of-the-art interventionist research: new method in which researchers interact with the subject of the research, monitoring the effects of their input * Helps managers protect their businesses from bad business models through sophisticated understanding of likely causes of success * Shows managers how to analyse data in balanced scorecards and strategy maps to draw reliable conclusions to make the best decisions for their business
Categories: Business & Economics

Humphrey Cole

Humphrey Cole

Author: Silke Ackermann

Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015050300915

Category: Social Science

Page: 106

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Categories: Social Science

Invariant Measurement

Invariant Measurement

introduces ideal-type measurement scales as conceptualized by Louis Guttman.
... This view of measurement as the construction of a variable map echoes the
ideal-type views of measurement in the physical sciences, as represented by ...

Author: George Engelhard Jr.

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135104528

Category: Psychology

Page: 312

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This introductory text describes the principles of invariant measurement, how invariant measurement can be achieved with Rasch models, and how to use invariant measurement to solve measurement problems in the social, behavioral, and health sciences. Rasch models are used throughout but a comparison of Rasch models to other item response theory (IRT) models is also provided. Written with students in mind, the manuscript was class tested to help maximize accessibility. Chapters open with an introduction and close with a summary and discussion. Numerous examples and exercises demonstrate the main issues addressed in each chapter. Key terms are defined when first introduced and in an end-of-text glossary. All of the book’s analyses were conducted with the Facets program. The data sets used in the book, sample syntax files for running the Facets program, Excel files for creating item and person response functions, links to related websites, and other material are available at Highlights include: A strong philosophical and methodological approach to measurement in the human sciences Demonstrations of how measurement problems can be addressed using invariant measurement Practical illustrations of how to create and evaluate scales using invariant measurement A history of measurement based on test-score and scaling traditions Previously unpublished work in analyzing rating data, the detection and measurement of rater errors, and the evaluation of rater accuracy A review of estimation methods, model-data fit, indices used to evaluate the quality of rater-mediated assessments, rater error and bias, and rater accuracy. Intended as a supplementary text for graduate or advanced undergraduate courses on measurement or test theory, item response theory, scaling theory, psychometrics, advanced measurement techniques, research methods, or evaluation research taught in education, psychology, and the social and health sciences, the book also appeals to practitioners and researchers in these fields who develop or use scales and instruments. Only a basic mathematical level is required including a basic course in statistic.
Categories: Psychology

Transforming Performance Measurement

Transforming Performance Measurement

Rethinking the Way We Measure and Drive Organizational Success Dean Spitzer
. 12 “strategy maps.” A strategy map is a visual representation of the
organization's strategy, which provides a discipline for linking objectives in the
four ...

Author: Dean Spitzer

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 9780814430095

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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It's no secret that you can't improve your organization's performance without measuring it. In fact, every function, unit, process, and the organization as a whole, is built and run according to the parameters and expectations of its measurement system. So you'd better make sure you're doing it right. All too often, performance measurement creates dysfunction, whether among individuals, teams, or across entire divisions and companies. Most traditional measurement systems actually encourage unhealthy competition for personal gain, creating internal conflict and breeding distrust of performance measurement. Transforming Performance Measurement presents a breakthrough approach that will not only significantly reduce those dysfunctions, but also promote alignment with business strategy, maximize cross-enterprise integration, and help everyone to work collaboratively to drive value throughout your organization. Performance improvement thought leader Dean Spitzer explains why performance measurement should be less about calculations and analysis and more about the crucial social factors that determine how well the measurements get used. His ""socialization of measurement"" process focuses on learning and improvement from measurement, and on the importance of asking such questions as: How well do our measures reflect our business model? How successfully are they driving our strategy? What should we be measuring and not measuring? Are the right people having the right measurement discussions? Performance measurement is a dynamic process that calls for an awareness of the balance necessary between seemingly disparate ideas: the technical and the social aspects of performance measurement. For example, you need technology to manage the flood of data, but you must make sure that it supports the people who will be making decisions and taking action crucial to your organization's success. This book shows you how to design that technical-social balance into your measurement system. While it is urgent to start taking action now, transforming your organization's performance measurement system will take time. Transforming Performance Measurement gives you assessment tools to gauge where you are now and a roadmap for moving, with little or no disruption, to a more "transformational" and mature measurement system. The book also provides 34 TMAPs, Transformational Measurement Action Plans, which suggest both well-accepted and "emergent" measures (in areas such as marketing, human resources, customer service, knowledge management, productivity, information technology, research and development, costing, and more) that you can use right away. In the end, you get what you measure. If you measure the wrong things, you will take your company farther and farther away from its mission and strategic goals. Transforming Performance Measurement tells you not only what to measure, but how to do it -- and in what context -- to make a truly transformational difference in your enterprise.
Categories: Business & Economics

Maps Charts Graphs Diagrams

Maps  Charts  Graphs   Diagrams

Use what you have learned about scale drawing to make a detailed map of your
room. Here are some guidelines to help you in the mapmaking process. 1. Using
a standard or metric measure, carefully measure the length and width of your ...

Author: John Carratello

Publisher: Teacher Created Resources

ISBN: 9781557341693

Category: Education

Page: 48

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Categories: Education

Psychological and Social Measurement

Psychological and Social Measurement

approach to interpreting the results of measurement analyses, and also that he
had made significant contributions to that approach, including enhancements
and adaptations such as kidmaps, fit maps, maps for polytomous items, etc.

Author: Mark Wilson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319673042

Category: Psychology

Page: 278

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In this tribute to Benjamin Wright, former students and colleagues recall the foundational contributions he made to the theory and practice of measurement in a career spanning over five decades. Wright is recognized as the foremost proponent of the psychometric approach of Georg Rasch, a Danish mathematician, whose ideas continue to provoke controversy. Wright’s colleagues and students, and students of their students, are leaders in educational research and practice around the world. This volume relates the extent of Wright’s influence far beyond education and psychology, where his work in measurement began, into health care and the social sciences at large. The editors and contributors—all leading measurement scholars—trace the development of themes in Wright’s work, identifying the roots of today’s formative assessment methods, the integration of quantitative and qualitative data, and the contrast between scientific and statistical methods. These previously unpublished papers reflect on Wright’s lifelong passion for making measurement both more scientific and more meaningful. They recount how Wright’s insight, energy, and gregarious nature led him to produce multiple innovations in computing, estimation methods, model development, fit assessment, and reliability theory, stimulating practical applications in dozens of fields, serving on over 120 dissertation committees, and founding several professional societies. The volume includes three reprinted articles by Wright that provide insights into his early engagement with Rasch’s ideas. Psychological and Social Measurement will be welcomed by the broad international measurement community of professionals and researchers working in such diverse fields as education, psychology, health sciences, management, and metrology. Scientists working in any field involving measurement science and technology will appreciate an inside look at this seminal figure and a new perspective on the expanding conversation across the sciences about measurement and the communication of meaningful, transparent information.
Categories: Psychology

Practical Residual Stress Measurement Methods

Practical Residual Stress Measurement Methods

a corresponding error of ±5MPa when measuring to a depth of 1mm in a typical
mild steel. ... of biaxial loads (generating elastic strains over the biaxial plane as
complete as possible) are applied and the various MAPS parameters measured.

Author: Gary S. Schajer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118342374

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 328

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"This comprehensive collection of practical residual stress measurement techniques is written by world-renowned experts in their respective fields. It provides the reader with the information needed to understand key concepts and to make informed technical decisions. Fully illustrated throughout, each chapter is written by invited specialists and presents chapters on hole-drilling and ring-coring, deep hole drilling, slitting, contour method measurements, X-ray/synchrotron/neutron diffraction, ultrasonics, Barkhausen noise and optical measurement techniques"--
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Measurement Assurance Programs

Measurement Assurance Programs

Regional or Group MAPs MAP services are staff-intensive for NBS when each
participant is served separately. ... The Measurement Assurance Committee of
the National Conference of Standards Laboratories (NCSL) has been active in ...

Author: Brian C. Belanger


ISBN: UOM:39015086507723

Category: Calibration


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Categories: Calibration

Strategy Mapping for Learning Organizations

Strategy Mapping for Learning Organizations

CHAPTER 9 Objectives before Measures The previous chapters have been
dealing with the structure of strategy maps and the identification of the objectives
in those maps . The emphasis has been on objectives , rather than measures .

Author: Phil Jones

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0566088118

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 317

View: 141

For anyone involved in strategy and performance, Strategy Mapping for Learning Organizations is a detailed guide to developing, rolling out and managing strategy. It incorporates the latest strategic thinking on strategy maps and modern balanced scorecards. Illustrated by examples from both commercial and not for profit organizations, it explains the underlying thinking and techniques that help organizations to manage with greater flexibility and agility. Applying even the basic techniques in this book will move your balanced scorecard from an operational tool, to one of strategy and change. More advanced organizations can use this book to learn from their strategy, become more agile, and so succeed, even amidst uncertainty and change.
Categories: Business & Economics

Aerial Photographs in Geologic Interpretation and Mapping

Aerial Photographs in Geologic Interpretation and Mapping

Photogrammetric systems for geologists . scale photographs and minimum
instrument capa - priate photography ; or the geologic objective or tolbility that
will provide the desired geologic measure - erances of measurement may be
modified to ...

Author: Richard Godfrey Ray


ISBN: UOM:39015015210373

Category: Aerial photographs

Page: 230

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The use of aerial photographs to obtain qualitative and quantitative geologic information, and instrument procedures employed in compiling geologic data from aerial photographs.
Categories: Aerial photographs

3 D Structural Geology

3 D Structural Geology

The following sections give different methods for finding the thickness of beds
that are uniform in dip between the top and base along the line of the
measurement . The map - angle method ( Sect . 2 . 6 . 1 ) applies to maps on a
topographic ...

Author: Richard H. Groshong

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540654224

Category: Science

Page: 324

View: 376

This is a handbook of practical techniques for making the best possible interpretation of geological structures at the map scale and for extracting the maximum amount of information from surface and subsurface maps. Quantitative methods are emphasized throughout and analytical solutions are given. Interpretation strategies are defined for GIS or CAD users, yet are simple enough to be done by hand. This book will help users produce better geological maps, judge the quality of existing maps, and locate and fix mapping errors.
Categories: Science

Beam Measurement

Beam Measurement

Research Organization 1-1 Ogo , Tsukuba , Ibaraki , Japan 305-0801 As the title
suggests , I examine the role of maps in accelerator theory , conveniently leaving

Author: S. I. Kurokawa

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9810238819

Category: Science

Page: 725

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This volume comprises the proceedings of the 8th Joint School on accelerator physics. On this occasion, the US, CERN, Japan and Russia Particle Accelerator Schools collaborated to present the topic "Beam Measurements." The aim was to provide an introduction to the principles of beam dynamics and measurements in circular particle accelerators. This was achieved by a series of lectures under the heading of "single-particle dynamics," "beam measurements" and then "multi-particle dynamics," along with practical courses on feedback and data processing, maps and simulation, diagnostic and microwave measurements. The resulting proceedings represent a unique summary of the currently available knowledge on beam measurements applied to circular particle accelerators.
Categories: Science

Issues in Analysis Measurement Monitoring Imaging and Remote Sensing Technology 2011 Edition

Issues in Analysis  Measurement  Monitoring  Imaging  and Remote Sensing Technology  2011 Edition

(2010 NOV9) University of Queensland: Integrating field data with high spatial
resolution multispectral satellite imagery for calibration and validation of coral
reef benthic community maps “Our ability to map coral reef environments using ...


Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 9781464963841

Category: Science

Page: 2350

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Issues in Analysis, Measurement, Monitoring, Imaging, and Remote Sensing Technology: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Analysis, Measurement, Monitoring, Imaging, and Remote Sensing Technology. The editors have built Issues in Analysis, Measurement, Monitoring, Imaging, and Remote Sensing Technology: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Analysis, Measurement, Monitoring, Imaging, and Remote Sensing Technology in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Analysis, Measurement, Monitoring, Imaging, and Remote Sensing Technology: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at
Categories: Science

Developing Human Capital

Developing Human Capital

... 90–92, 111–113 Mapping cross-functional, 105 intended outcomes, 64
process, 87 Maps' new application, 98–99 Maslow, Abraham, 82 Maximizing
Performance process, 180–181 Mayer, Marissa, 9 McKinsey, 16 Measurement
approach ...

Author: Gene Pease

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118910986

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Don't squander your most valuable resource! Collectively, your workers are your company's most important and most valuable asset. To make the most of this asset, nothing beats quantitative performance and investment measurement. Learning and Development is an 80 billion-dollar industry, and every valuable employee represents a sizable investment on the part of your company. To keep your business moving forward, effective management of human capital is crucial. It generates plenty of data, and deep analysis of this data helps you provide feedback and make adjustments to capitalize on the combined knowledge, skills, and creativity of your workers. Developing Human Capital: Using Analytics to Plan and Optimize Your Learning and Development Investments provides a guidebook for collecting, organizing, and analyzing the data surrounding human capital so you can make the most of your employees' potential. Use predictive analysis to optimize human capital investments Learn effective study design and alignment Get the tools you need for measurement, surveys, and analysis Decide what to measure and how to measure it Outline your company's current and future analytics technology needs Map data sources, and overcome barriers to data collection Authors Gene Pease, Bonnie Beresford, and Lew Walker provide case studies in which major companies applied human capital analytics to guide people decisions, and expand upon the role of analytics in Learning and Development. Developing Human Capital: Using Analytics to Plan and Optimize Your Learning and Development Investments is an essential guide to 21st century human resources and management practices, and can keep you from squandering your company's most valuable resource.
Categories: Business & Economics

Chapter 2 Maps GIS and Remote Sensing

Chapter 2  Maps  GIS and Remote Sensing

Hemisphere, the South Magnetic Pole is located in a map that had a scale of 1:
10,000, we would multiply 10 (distance) by 10,000 (scale). Thus, the actual
distance in the real world would be 100,000 cm. Measuring distance along map ...

Author: Michael Pidwirny

Publisher: Our Planet Earth Publishing


Category: Science

Page: 49

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Chapter 2: Maps, GIS and Remote Sensing of the eBook Understanding Physical Geography. This eBook was written for students taking introductory Physical Geography taught at a college or university. For the chapters currently available on Google Play presentation slides (Powerpoint and Keynote format) and multiple choice test banks are available for Professors using my eBook in the classroom. Please contact me via email at [email protected] if you would like to have access to these resources. The various chapters of the Google Play version of Understanding Physical Geography are FREE for individual use in a non-classroom environment. This has been done to support life long learning. However, the content of Understanding Physical Geography is NOT FREE for use in college and university courses in countries that have a per capita GDP over $25,000 (US dollars) per year where more than three chapters are being used in the teaching of a course. More specifically, for university and college instructors using this work in such wealthier countries, in a credit-based course where a tuition fee is accessed, students should be instructed to purchase the paid version of this content on Google Play which is organized as one of six Parts (organized chapters). The cost of these Parts works out to only $0.99 per chapter in USA dollars, a very small fee for my work. When the entire textbook (30 chapters) is finished its cost will be only $29.70 in USA dollars. This is far less expensive than similar textbooks from major academic publishing companies whose eBook are around $60.00 to $90.00. Further, revenue generated from the sale of this academic textbook will provide “the carrot” to entice me to continue working hard creating new and updated content. Thanks in advance to instructors and students who abide by these conditions. IMPORTANT - This Google Play version is best viewed with a computer using Google Chrome, Firefox or Apple Safari browsers.
Categories: Science

PRO 18 International Workshop MESINA on Measurement and Interpretation of the On site Corrosion Rate

PRO 18  International Workshop MESINA on Measurement and Interpretation of the On site Corrosion Rate

Corrosion potential, resistivity of concrete and steel corrosion rate Figures 2, 3
and 4 show the corrosion potential maps, the resistivity maps and the mean
measured corrosion rates at different heights for three faces of some of the
columns ...

Author: Carmen Andrade

Publisher: RILEM Publications

ISBN: 2912143217

Category: Concrete construction

Page: 229

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Categories: Concrete construction