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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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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Statistically comparing two sets of coordinates [closed]

I have been given a task to compare two sets of points, one set being a set of predetermined points, on the other being a set of actual points that were taken in the field. I have to compare these ...
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How do I statistically compare positions from two track datasets?

I have two datasets with positions that I need to compare. One would be the "observed" positions (someone took the GPS positions manually) and the other one was calculated using a software. To use ...
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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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Making Unique ID field for Ordinary Least Squares in ArcGIS Desktop?

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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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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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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Using R with ArcGIS Desktop

In response to comments below, a re-phrasing of the question. I've used the integration of R with QGIS, and found it a very uesful tool. Having taken a look at the R toolbox extension for 9 and the ...
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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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Using Regression Trees in ArcGIS

I have a follow up question to Statistical analyses for survey against raster? I have a very similar problem as the initial poster David. I am creating a multivariate model from raster data in order ...
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Single Tree detection

I was wondering how I could extract "crown area" of single trees in a forest from a high-resolution image with only 3 band (RGB) in ArcMap. ( No NIR to use NDVI as any threshold). I need a fast ...
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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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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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Implementating Analytical Hierarchy Process with ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop?

I want to use the AHP in arcmap 10.2. I have tried using the arcscript available from http://arcscripts.esri.com/details.asp?dbid=13764 Which was designed for Arcmap 9.2. I was able to get as far ...
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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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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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ggmap, ggimage… - Saving and loading maps in R

In my current R project I'm using 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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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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How to find the watershed for each outlet point and sum values within it?

I have the following files to work with: Stream network of a basin; Outlet points for each segment* of the network and Points which represent water withdrawals along of the stream, which are not ...
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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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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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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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What are the most efficient Geographic Weighted Regression packages?

What are the most memory efficient open source packages for calculating a geographically weighted regression (GWR)? I am in a situation where I need to do a geographically weighted regression on a ...
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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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Confidence interval from raster data

I have raster data that represents a probability distribution, i.e. each cell has a probability value (in my case the probability that an animal may be found in the cell), and all the cells add up to ...
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How to determine if trees within forest gaps are clustered?

The attached dataset shows approximately 6000 saplings in approximately 50 variable sized forest gaps. I am interested in learning how these saplings are growing within their respective gaps (i.e. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to create an error map to support an average kernel density map?

I've created an average kernel density map by running KDEs on points stacked within the same spatial extent. For example, say we have three point shapefiles representing seedlings in three different ...
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Summarize polygon area using another polygon

I have a shapefile representing public/private lands in Montana. This is a multipart shapefile where I've simplified attributes so that #1==private and #0==public. Next I have a shapefile of ...
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How to Reduce Decimal Precision of Image Value in ArcGIS Desktop?

I'd like to ask about the value on following image. This is an interpolated precipitation layer using IDW method in ArcGIS Desktop. On this layer, the values is like this: This is a raster image. ...
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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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Where can I find spatial data on Enumeration Area boundaries from the South Africa 2001 Census?

I am trying to locate spatial data for the boundaries of South African Enumeration Areas (EAs) from the 2001 Census. The links to the data from the 2001 census on the Statistics South Africa website ...
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How do I visualize a time and space sequence of events in ArcGIS?

I would like to visualize this scenario: I have 5 weather stations. I would like to present a sequence of rainfall events for them. For example, rain was starts at station 2 at 6:09 and then went to ...
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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 ...