The field of study concerning statistical methods that use space and spatial relationships (such as distance, area, volume, length, height, orientation, centrality and/or other spatial characteristics of data) directly in their mathematical computations.

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Do SAS Bridge to Esri and SAS/GIS extensions add value to Spatial Analyst and Spatial Statistics?

My organization uses SAS extensively, but has been increasing GIS use and capacity recently (that's why they hired me). I was asked to evaluate the two SAS GIS extensions Bridge to Esri and SAS/GIS. ...
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Finding routes in which more than one car passed (gps data)

I'm using ArcGIS 10.1. I have point GPS data of routes of several cars over a few days, and I want to find only the routes where more than one or two different cars passed through (Each GPS points ...
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Statistically compare two density maps?

I (will) have a modelled distribution and an observed distribution of animals. If I were to interpolate these position datasets to reflect some density distribution (perhaps using a kriging ...
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Comparing choropleth maps statistically

I have several sets of choropleth maps showing ranges of poverty by census tract, each using a different poverty measure. All of the maps use the same categorical ranges to define poverty status. The ...
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help identifying the right spatial analysis tool

Let's say I have a set of N towns and a road network that connects the towns. I think some towns might an influence on other towns because they meet some criterion. I have a binary indicator of this ...
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How to split a polygon using R

I have an irregular polygon which is a spatial object. I want to divide it into multiple polygons (say, n=25) with equal height. To show how I want to divide it, I've plotted grids on the ...
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How to cluster spatial data in R?

I am very new to R, so please bear with me : > I have bunch of data points with latitude and longitude. I want to use R to cluster them based on their distance. I have already taken a look at this ...
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How to get count of non-NA raster cells within polygon using R

I've been running into all sorts of issues using ArcGIS ZonalStats and thought R could be a great way. Saying that I'm fairly new to R, but got a coding background. The situation is that I have ...
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Estimation of values for unsampled points

I want to measure biomass on a coastal mudflat. I can only access points inside the polygon. Are there any methods available that would allow me to estimate values of the points outside of the ...
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GIS Analysis - best way to combine and display demographic data?

I am currently undertaking a demographic research project for my employer. We have the data on income, age, sex, language, transport etc and I have mapped most of it and created some thematics of said ...
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Trouble with Hot Spot Analysis (Getis-Ord Gi*) tool in ArcGIS

I am trying to locate areas with a high rate of accidents involving bicyclists or pedestrians per car accident of any kind. I have a point file of accidents and a point file of all those with ...
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What to do when raster cell size is larger than zonal vector feature in order to collect statistics?

I am trying to extract the mean cell values for a raster dataset based on a survey grid polygon feature using ArcINFO 10.1. The cell size of the raster dataset is about 4 times the size of the survey ...
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What are problems & biases stemming from mathematics behind using Monte Carlo Markov Chain to make heatmap?

My buddy and I are using Monte Carlo Markov Chains to make a heat map - in the interest of rigour, and out of curiosity: "What are the problems & biases that stem from the mathematics behind ...
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What Spatial Analyst tool to use when comparing competitive species distributions?

A spatial analysis question: I'm trying to compare species distributions and specifically overlap between two species (Water Vole and European Rabbit) that are competitive species. I also want to ...
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mathematics of spatial diffusion models

There are different types of spatial diffusion such as contagious model, migration model, etc. What are the good books to learn about the mathematics behind these spatial diffusion models?
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Find nearest point (in file A) for every point (in file B)

I have 2 csv files both with 3 columns: variable, lat, lon. Let's call them file A and file B. File A has 100 values for variable (in this case city), File B has 100,000 values for variable (station ...
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ggmap, ggimage… - Saving and loading maps in R

In my current R project I'm working with the ggmap package to download and display maps. What bothers me is that you need internet access to load maps from google etc. I'd like to load a map from the ...
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How can I choose values from stacked raster images according to location of ROI

Before I choosed ROI on land surface temperature (LST) images and obtained pixel values of LST. Now I need pixel value of another images which are stacked multi-band image. My main purpose is to ...
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Is there any statistical method to proof if the method is suitable or not [closed]

I have recently done a phenological study using threshold method from MODIS NDVI images. But I'm suffered that I don't have any situ observation (ground truth) data to do validation. Is there any ...
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How to assign value to field of layer based on spatial query with another layer?

I want to assign a value to a field of a polygon layer based on the value of a field on another polygon layer, using a spatial query. My first polygon layer contains buildings and the second contains ...
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determining what polygons intersect another layer

I am attempting to establish what spatial relationship exists (if any) between two layers. I have two layers - one is a road network with a buffer of 500m, and the other is a collection of polygons ...
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How to find Clusters of N Points Within X Distance?

We have tried two methods of cluster analysis: Cluster and Outlier Hot Spot ... but neither meets our specification which has these 3 parameters: a Set of Point features N points within a ...
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What do ArcGIS regression analysis warnings 000853, 000916 & 000981 mean?

I'm trying to do regression analysis using a shapefile which contains dependent variable (NDVI) and explanatory variable (prec) in ArcGIS. First, I run GWR analysis and then run spatial ...
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Which is the best interpolation method for collected ground water sample?

I have collected ground water quality samples from 50 locations in my study area. Now I have to interpolate data in ArcGIS. Which is a suitable method for ground water interpolation and why?
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How to make a field “Unique ID field” in ArcGIS?

I need to perform an OLS (Ordinary Least Squares) but ArcGIS asks for a unique ID field. I have a field which would be the right candidate, it's a FIPS number (12 chars), which I have made a number, ...
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Mann-Whitney U test for rasters

I'm doing a Mann-Whitney U test to compare two very large samples (sample size 1 = 13250; samlple size 2 = 38871) originating from a shapefile with 52121 features. I know t-tests are not recommended ...
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how to overlay shapefile and raster?

I have a shapefile with polygons. And I have a global raster file. I want to overlay the shapefile's polygons onto the raster grid and calculate the mean raster value for each polygon. How can I do ...
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Summary Statistics tool for Mean Z values

I'm using ArcGIS 10.2 The summary statistics tool is not functioning in the way that I want. I made an elevation layer that is a DSM, and then in my buildings layer I determined the height for ...
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How to interpolate GPS data correctly?

I'm working on a project that involves using linear interpolation to fit lines to lat/lng points. I'm pretty new at scientific programming related stuff, and I was wondering if people could steer me ...
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How to get “p value” for time series data to detect significant change

I have yearly maximum NDVI data (1982-2008) and extracted all value to Excel. Also calculated slope value for each point during the 27 years. All of you know the slope value represents changes per ...
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Open source methods for kriging?

I have a point dataset which I'd like to Krige, ideally using an open-source software package. If possible, I'd also like to choose the semi-variogram model during the process to improve the ...
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AGI STK Server alternative

AGI has a server product called STK Server that exposes REST services to perform satellite acquisition planning. However the cost is astronomical $200k+ (pun inteded). They also have STK components ...
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How to choose pixel values according to each land cover class?

I would like to do following steps using two types of images (precpitation and Land cover image): select pixel values of precipitation image within each land cover classes calculate total amount of ...
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how to do change detection in ERDAS

I'd like to ask a really simple question. I want to obtain the size of unchanged, decreased, and increased area etc (just like shown in image below) from 2 classification images in 2000 and 2007. How ...
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Setting the number of bars in a histogramm

I am using qgis' 2 "Statist" to build a histogramm for my data. I see that I can set the band width of the bars, but it seems that "Statist" does not provide the option of setting the number of bars. ...
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percent of total population is x distance from nearest point (ArcGIS 10.2)

I'm getting my but kicked by some statistical analyses in ArcGIS 10.2 and need a bit of assistance. I have two data sets. One is a raster which represents the population of a country at 100m ...
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What statistic / process should I be using?

I am trying to determine the best process to analyse some predicted water levels against observed values at specific points. I can do this simply as 1 to 1 relationship to get a r square. I would ...
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How does changing the kernel density search radius affect the units expressed in the map legend? [duplicate]

I'm trying to understand how ArcGIS 10.1 handles kernel density values and how these values are reported in the legend. For example, the following parameters were used for the KDEs in the attached ...
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What does the “Standard Distance” output from the spatial point pattern analysis in QGIS 2 represent?

I have a cluster of points and I am using the Spatial point pattern analysis tool from the processing toolbox in QGIS 2. I am having trouble understanding what the "Standard Distance" output is? It ...
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Exploratory search for clusters in point data

This is a more conceptual than practical question and is about exploratory cluster identification. While there are very specific meanings in the geography canon as to what they are, in economics they ...
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How to use a polygon grid to calculate statistics on line and point features

What seems a simple task but I can't find the right tool to do it. I have a polygon grid cells and say a point feature class. I want to be able to create a table that contains the grid cell ID and for ...
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Determining spatial cluster of park types in ArcGIS

Question 1: I am trying to determine which (if any) of my different park types are spatially clustered across my study area (city boundary). There are 162 total parks, 9 nominal categories (which ...
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How can I know how many percent of area changed between 2 time step in arcgis?

I'd like to ask how to do change detection in ARCGIS? I need an image to show how many percent of area in class has been changed between 2 years? for example in output image, red is the area that has ...
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Assigning costs to a road network : use raster or vector?

I have a road network in a PostGis database (db_routing). In another database (db_environment), I have some spatial features of the surrounding environment (trees as points and water bodies as ...
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How to create mask file from shapefile using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a shapefile of Lakes over my study area. Each polygon has attribute information of each lake, name, shape etc. Actually I want to eliminate all lakes from analysis. In other word, I want lakes ...
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How to use ESRI's spatial statistics tools on average values?

I'm wondering if anyone can tell me whether using the spatial statistics tools such as Getis Ord Gi* "hot spot" analysis in ArcView is advisable when your input data is an averaged value, e.g. the ...
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Using Regression Trees in ArcGIS

Hi I have a follow up question to this post: Statistical analyses for survey against raster? I have a very similar problem as the initial poster David. I am creating a multivariate model from ...
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How to Deal with Overlapping Coordinates in Statistical Analysis

I decided to make an archaeological map about certain tombs distributed in the area of Crete and make some statistical analyses using the spatial statistical tools of GIS. Specifically, I'll be ...
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How to find buffer radius around raster cell that covers a defined sum of raster cells?

I want to do a neigbourhood analysis on some raster data. I need to know how big a circle around each raster cell must be to include a certain amount of specified raster cells. Let's say that for ...
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RMSE between two rasters step-by-step

Can anyone show how to calculate the RMSE (root mean square error) between following two rasters step-by-step and discuss on the obtained results' min and max values, and how to interpret it. Thanks a ...