# Tagged Questions

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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### Comparing different degrees of local spatial association

I have two data sets and want to compare/evaluate their degree of spatial association expressed in terms of the LISA statistic. The local Moran's I statistic gives for each point a (pseudo) p-Value ...
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### Explaining different results from Ordinary Kriging and Universal Kriging?

When using either methods to create a surface from the same set of observations, these surfaces differ from each other. Visually it can be seen in the differences of the following contours ...
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### Algorithm for spatial clustering?

I have a series of 2D maps with values ranging 0.0 to 1.0 spread all over. The algorithm that produces them is an application of the fractional Brownian motion. Each map measures 101x101 pixels or ...
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### Best way to store, elaborate and query raster data [closed]

I have created multiple raster images with GRASS-GIS (~150Gb), that I'll need to multiply for a certain coefficient, and query the results that need to by saved just temporally. The portions of the ...
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### Identifying the best OLS regression model

I have 10 independent variables to include in an OLS regression model. I know how to interpret the results and that for comparing models, the AICc value can be used, where a smaller value indicates a ...
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### Spatio-temporal statistical analysis

I need to perform an anomaly analysis in both space and time. I have 4 data parameters: latitude, longitude, time and temperature. What I’m trying to do is to find temperature anomalies that are ...
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### ArcGIS method for declustering a spatial dataset?

I have previously asked this question but perhaps was using the wrong terminology. I would like to run some type of cell declustering on a spatial dataset. Is there a tool for doing this in Arc? ...
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### Problem replicating ArcGIS Grouping Analysis 'grouping effectiveness' statistic results

I posted this question over on Esri's GeoNet, but have not yet gotten an answer. Using ArcGIS v10.2.1, I have been using the Grouping Analysis tool to generate a range of clusters from my data. I ...
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### Counting point objects near each feature in polyline layer of ArcMap?

I am having a little trouble finding a strategy for this. I have a polyline layer with Fiber segments, each have a FiberID. They are not unique, sometimes there will be two segments with the same ...
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### Is median center more influenced than mean center by value outlier in ArcMap?

I noticed something strange or seemingly paradoxical in ArcMap 10.2.2. The median center is less influenced by spatial outliers than mean center, this is a fact. The thing is, I created 6 dispersed ...
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### How to calculate Spatial Autocorrelation of grouped points in ArcMap 10.2.2

I have 32 points uniformly distributed with 7 attributes that comprises continuous values. I used the Grouping Analysis tool in ArcMap 10.2.2. I set 2 groups that have clear differences and are also ...
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### Workaround to not create new layer

I have a working code (shown at the bottom). The problem is process time is about 12 seconds for each loop. If I want to use this for the whole data I have (about 1 million points), it would take ...
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### Distinguishing Road Network according to the ward within a municipality ArcGIS

I have a polygon layer of a municipality containing 14 wards as shown in figure i. I also have a polyline layer of road network irrespective of the ward. The road network have following attributes ...
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### How to separate out bands from hyperspectral data using R

I'm having one hyperspctral data with 426 bands, with dim 250*250*426. I want to seperate each bands. I tried like this img <- stack("name.tif") rr <- array(, dim= c(250,250,426)) for(i in ...
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### Spatial Correlation of Kernel Data & Land Use/Land Cover

Is it possible to extract spatial correlation values between kernel data (from point data) and land use (vector) and land cover (raster)? My goal is to quantify the relationship- if any- between a ...
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### Interpreting Statistical Analysis (Moran's I v High-Low)

I am currently examining the results of spatial statistics using Moran's I and High-Low clustering methods. I have used distance thresholds of 5 miles, 10 miles, and 15 miles for each. Moran's I ...
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### Using linear regression for geospatial data?

Say, my database has three columns. A: county (300 rows with 300 counties as index), B: X (some independent variable in continuous scale, which is the average of everyone in that county), and C: Y ...
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### Calculate area above elevation threshold

I have a number of 95% isopleths (polygons) that represent animal home ranges. For each isopleth, I and want to calculate the Area (sq km) above 2000 meters. My initial thought was to create ...
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### Metrics and features for comparison of aggregated trail dataset

I have hundreds GPS traces generated by cars for single road in the city from direction A to B. And I have hundreds of GPS traces generated by people which organized in trail in the mountain from ...
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### How to show statistically significant incident locations

First let me preface with I tried to search for this solution first but I don't really know how to word it and could not find any results so excuse me if this is a duplicate. I would like to know how ...
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### Correlation between corn yield and planting speed using ArcGIS for Desktop or QGIS?

I have two maps that originally come from a harvester and a tractor as shapefiles: Corn Yield and Planting Speed. I would like to know what would be the best procedures to statistically answer the ...
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### Interpreting Global Moran's I and should I krig?

I am trying to weigh up if kriging (or cokriging) the residual error from my model is a valid approach. My first step was to compute whether the error is spatially autocorrelated. I have done this ...
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### Significance test for Moran's I using Monte Carlo Simulation?

I calculated the residuals for my model and measured Moran's I for the residuals of the model. How can I pragmatically determine the significance of Moran's I using Monte Carlo simulation?
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### Approximating GPS coordinates for a point from n expected locations

I'm trying to find the coordinates of my point of attention (point X,marked blue). I used the GPS device of my car to collect the coordinates according to where I parked my vehicle each time I visited ...
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### count band numbers from multiband raster image

My raster image has 10 bands (10 bands are 10 year), cell values of each one are 1, 2, 3. One is negative anomaly, 2 is no change area, 3 is positive anomaly. Now I want to find how many years out of ...
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### R: Using Inverse Distance Weighting with the mapply function

I would like to find what are the optimal power parameters and number of neighbours for Inverse Distance Weighting (IDW) interpolation using the mapply command and the gstat package in R. The optimal ...
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### Looking for example of a Random Forest tutorial to estimate spatial distribution

Could anyone point me to a Random Forest tutorial for predicting a spatial random variable? Or an easy dataset to try to work through. For Decision Trees and Random Forests, I found some very good ...
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### Index express the similarity in shape between two data sets

I have two data sets. One is points in the blue curve. The other is points in the green curve. Now I want to find a property (P) or something else like index that has the following characteristics: ...
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### Conflicting results for spatial autocorrelation tests

I am working with an imbalanced (5%/95%) presence/absence dataset. I've created 25x25 m. raster cells that are categorized '1' or '0'. My Geary's C result (~0.993) and Moran's I result (~0.0045) are ...
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### Performing Regression Analysis using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am trying to perform regression analysis using road accident data using ArcMap 10.1. The accident data is a point file for all accidents with information on the date the accident happened, time, ...
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### How can I conduct dimension reduction using Geographically Weighted Principal Component Analysis?

I want to know how to compute the importance of components for geographically-weighted-principal-component-analysis(gwpca)? That is, I want to reduce dimension according to cumulative proportion of ...
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### How to quantify the coverage area?

I have a task where I shall quantify AIS coverage in a predefined geographical area. The AIS is a system where automated positional data is sent from ships to base stations. I have AIS data with ...
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### A way to measure whether two variables have similar spatial distributions?

I'm doing a project that's looking at a certain disease outbreak and vaccination in California counties using arcmap. I have aggregated data joins for disease outbreak rate, personal belief ...
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### Using R to find attributes of spatial neighbors, especially with big spatial polygon data frames

If it's not too much, I have a specific question that leads to a more general one: I'd love thoughts on both if it's possible. First, the specific: I have an analysis involving census blocks and ...
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### Spatial weight matrix with boundary effects in R?

I need some help to finalize code for a spatial weight matrix that uses a nearest neighbor definition within regions, but does not allow neighbors from across a political border. For example, ...
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### Create statistics by features in QGIS [duplicate]

I've a polygon layer for parcels in a landscape protection area and a point layer, contains zoological data (e.g species, entities, etc.). How can I make a statics for each polygon, contains the list ...
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### Obtaining size/dimensions (longest dimension/shortest dimension) statistics within a feature class or polygon shape file

I created several polygons within a feature class and wish to obtain statistics on: 1) Their dimensions (in terms of longest and shortest dimension) or size? Is there any tool in ArcGIS that can do ...
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### Spatial autocorrelation analysis (Global Moran`s I) suspicious z-score

I have a doubt concerning the Spatial autocorrelation analysis Global Moran's I, in ArcGIS 10.2. I did the analysis with 3.372 features of a defined study area, and it showed that the features are ...
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### Generating a predictive map with standardized variables

I have a model from which I am attempting to create a predictive map (in GIS, but I'm aware of some options in R). The response values are constrained to [0,1] using an offset term in the model (see ...
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### Spatial Regression Using Panel Data

I am analyzing a spatial panel dataset using the XSMLE package in Stata. My units are a subset of US states (11) and my panel is strongly balanced. The package returns estimations for Main, Spatial, ...
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### How to create a Planer Point Pattern in R using a Shapefile of point features

I have just started to learn spatial analysis of point pattern with R. On page 20 of this book, the "Swedishpines" dataset has been used for inspection purposes. However, I want to use my own dataset ...
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### Spatial sampling design

I have some plots of land spread across the landscape. Sometimes a parcel is subdivided in different sectors. For each parcel (and, in case of subdivision, for each sub-section) the quality of ...
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### Using spatial join in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have two spatial layers of about the same (not exactly same) spatial extent. Layer#1 has about twice the number of polygons than layer#2 (in thousands). I am trying to calculate values for Field#X ...
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### Visualizing variability in the size and shape of polygons

I am working with a data set of area restrictions imposed by criminal courts. These restrictions ban a person from entering a demarcated area. These restrictions vary in their size, shape, and ...
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### How to center continuous raster layer by subtracting mean and dividing by standard deviation using QGIS raster calculator?

I'm trying to extrapolate a spatial model to a map in QGIS using the raster calculator. The model predicts the value of a pixel given the environmental conditions at this location (e.g. elevation, ...
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### Computing Area Weighted Average on Rasters Using Raster to Polygon

I am using ArcGIS 10.3 for Desktop. I am trying to compute area weighted averages for polygons in a shapefile using values in a single band raster data set. The approach I am taking is that I am ...
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### Python toolboxes missing (Can't use ArcGIS 10.2.2 toolboxes)

I was trying to use Hot Spot Analysis Toolbox on ArcGIS 10.2.2 but this error message appears: updateParameters Syntax Error Runtime error Traceback (most recent call last): File c:\program ...
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### Spatial distribution of an invasive specie across a landscape : what analysis?

I'm studying the spatial distribution of an invasive specie introduced in a natural area. This plant, that thrives in sunlight, grows in thickets (patches). The population of my study site (10x10 km) ...