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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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 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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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 calculate median value of polygon from points in ArcGIS?

I have a point layer coming from LIDAR data containing x,y,z and intensity values. On the other hand I have a layer containing several polygons. All the points are inside the polygons. I need to ...
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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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How to compare spatial patterns (crime cases vs population)?

I am looking for a way to statistically compare two spatial patterns in shape polygon data (not point pattern analysis). Let's say I have a city map divided in neighborhoods (barrios), in shape ...
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Quantifying polyline overlap

I have a set of regions and would like to quantify the degree to which the boundary of these regions are situated on/near rivers. I have turned the regions from polygons to polylines in arcgis 10.1 ...
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WinBUGs giving 'Illegal memory write error' running under wine [closed]

Ok some I am trying to use Winbugs to do spatial smoothing. I am running r code in R study and using R2WinBUGS to call Wine 1.4 under Mac OSx Mountain Lion. It works ok for some models but for the CAR ...
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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 choose a GRASS kernel density function?

I'm starting to use the Grass module on QGIS, and I want to do a heatmap, so, I'm creating a new surface using the kernel function. But, GRASS come with 7 types of kernel functions, how do I know ...
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Detection of geographical trend of a variable

What is the best method to detect and graphically display the spatial trend of a variable? I'm looking for something that tells me the probability that the trend is from "north-west to south-east" or ...
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joining polygons

I am wondering how to join spatial polygons using R code ? I'm working with census data where certain areas change over time and I wish to join the polygons and the corresponding data and simply ...
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Validation of Regression Kriging

I am interested in exploring the idea of generating a predictive model for a target variable in a spatial context. I would then like to correct the residuals of this model using kriging, i.e. in a ...
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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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Use of Grass and R w.r.t. Land Use Prediction

In my data mining term project I need to conduct a work on geospatial data related to a big city to show possible urbanization fields in next years. I've used GRASS lately on other projects so I'm a ...
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How to quantify unevenness of polygon boundaries?

I have two polygons: Polygon 1 and Polygon 2. Using two metrics, area and perimeter length, I want to express quantitatively that Polygon 1 has a more uneven/jagged/irregular perimeter than Polygon ...
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How can I calculate Moran's I in 3D?

This may be a question to post on a GIS forum, but I was wondering if among the spatial data experts here, someone could help me calculate the extension of Moran's I to 3D? Our data is about 3D ...
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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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How to simplify vector lines into an overlaid grid in QGIS?

I'm a relatively new user with GIS software (primarily QGIS) and I'm sure this is probably quite simple but I've been trying to find an answer for ages! I have transportation network data for an area ...
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spatial and spatiotemporal analyses

I have a dataset that consists of 247 mosquito traps placed in fixed positions and sampled weekly for 23 weeks. I also have dengue disease incidence data (indexed to home address) during the same time ...
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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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Ways to measure similarities/congruence of tracks (point features) in ArcGIS

I have a sets of GPS coordinates recorded while tracking different cross country runners. What I would like to do is to compare how similar the tracks of the individual runners are. Is there a test ...
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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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Calculate complete spatial randomness using Python [duplicate]

I currently use the csr() function from Splancs for R (http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/splancs/splancs.pdf) to calculate complete spatial randomness (CSR) points to be used for spatial ...
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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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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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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 determine correlation between two databases?

I need to perform some tests and verifications on databases and/or datasets. I need for example to analyze two databases and then determine if there is enough correlation between both. My main issue ...
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Plotting time-series data in ArcGIS

I'm attempting to produce interpolated plots of water quality time-series data from ArcSDE. This is the data format: OID WELL_ID WELL_NAME SAMPLE_ID SAMPLE_DAT PARAM RESULT ...
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Comparison of three contour lines

I am looking for a way to spatially quantify the difference between three contour line shapefiles. More specifically, I have two elevation rasters which I intend to create contour lines from, but ...
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Why won't Tabulate Intersection work?

I can't seem to find much in forums about this - I'm trying to use Tabulate Intersection with two shapefiles. When run in a model, I get a generic error (Error 999999:Error executing function). ...
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Raster export for regressions analysis

I have the following issue: I am trying to do a regression analysis between the (z) values of two rasters. What I would ideally like to have is the raster output not as grid but rather a list of ...
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Calculating mean slope: Harmonic or Arithmetic Mean?

I have to calculate the average upslope percent slope for a large dataset, the basic method is detailed here. However, I've begun to wonder if harmonic mean might be more appropriate than the ...
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(How) do the modifiable areal unit problem and modifiable temporal unit problem interact?

I am reconstructing historical time series of land use and other related data from a variety of sources with different spatial and temporal resolutions and would be interested in what possible ...
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Creating a subset of points shapefile with minimum distance between points in ArcGIS 10 [duplicate]

I have a sample of ~700 animal locations that I will be using for habitat selection analysis. I am trying to figure out a way to subsample my locations in a way that will maximize my sample size for ...
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How does Zonal statistics handle pixels that are on the border of the polygon?

I am using the plugin zonal statistics to calculate the sum of the raster cells within polygons. How does this plugin handle pixels that are on the border of the polygon, are those cell values ...
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What does shading indicate in home range plot?

I've simulated a home range in R using the clusthr function from the adehabitatHR package. The home range is made from 50 x,y coordinates. The output is attached. I'm trying to get clear on what ...
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Interpolating Maps - Statistical Learning Techniques vs Spatial Statistics Techniques

I have recently begun experimenting with the interpolation of variales over a whole country. I have good sized training set where I have several dependant variables (continuous and categorical) ...
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Compare spatial cluster/agglomeration patterns for polygon data

I have agricultural data in form of polygons which I would like to test for spatial clusterings/spatial agglomerations. All in all I have about 40 variables which I can aggregate and standardize in ...
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how to aggregate the rates, represented by points, within X radius

the point represents rates like 10%, etc. (this was also pretty clear from 2 years ago) -- been trying to do this for 2 yrs... the points dont represent numbers of events since they are rates ...
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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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How to test spatial correlation between two point layers

I have two point layers, which visually have spatial correlation. I'd like to test it but wonder if there is such a method or index?
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What is an appropriate statistic to measure spatial autocorrelation of points with binary values?

I am trying to determine the level of spatial autocorrelation in a point dataset. The attribute I'm interested in is binary (presence/absence of a species), for which Moran's I is not appropriate. ...
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Self organizing maps and spatially Constrained Clustering in R

There are a few algorithms to perform spatial clustering in R but most of them focus on point pattern analysis (for example here). I would like to perform spatial constrained clustering for polygon ...
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How to interprete ArcGIS kernel density units when a population parameter is specified? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to interpret GRASS v.kernel results? The attached image shows trees in a study area based on their actual height in the field. The trees are overlaying a raster ...
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Learning Spatial Statistics

I have a significant background in statistics, and I'd like to learn more about spatial statistics (and statistics associated with geospatial data). Are there any especially good resources for ...
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Accounting for Spatial Autocorrelation in ZINB Model?

I'm doing an analysis on disease in Chile. I'm using the rate as the Dependent Variable and both remote sensing and housing-type data as the Independent Variables. I have several questions regarding ...
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Spatial Analysis with Factors/Classifications

When doing analysis on spatial data with associated information that is numeric, it is possible to use techniques such as Kriging or Interpolation or Cluster Analysis to find out interesting ...
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How to calculate cumulative mean in Arcgis

I'd like to get cumulative mean value from a multiband image (4 bands). How can I do it in Arcgis, ERDAS and ENVI? Thanks in advance
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About zonal statistic function in ARCGIS

I calculated zonal statistic in Arcgis to get max/min value of each LC types. Broadly, LC image include forest, grassland, waterbody etc. But output max value of zonal statistic function give me 0.972 ...