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 aggregate values of different statistical areas that are overlapping?

Let's say I have one polygon layer counties with the polygons of administrative borders and another layer postal codes with the polygons of postal code areas. I have some statistical values per ...
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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) ...
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Spatio-temporal block kriging with R package gstat?

In the documentation of sp I saw that the coords argument of the SpatialPolygons function only accepts 2 columns. Is it not possible to create 3-dimensional polygons? I am doing spatio-temporal ...
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Determining statistical relationships between rasters using R vs ArcGIS Desktop?

I am trying to analyze how sets of rasters relate to each other using some statistical techniques. As, I don't have much experience using the spatial statistics tools in ArcGIS I was exporting my ...
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Choosing R package for discrete choice model?

I am at a loss as to which R package and approach to use for my modeling. The background is: I have a transportation survey dataset combined with many other GIS datasets. I am attempting to ...
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Best Projection for Getis Ord Gi* Statistic Analysis

I am about to calculate the Getis Ord Gi* statistic for some rasters whose extents are global. In choosing a projection, do I want to preserve distance (e.g. equidistant) to obtain accurate ...
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Drawing boundaries between discrete features based on attribute values in ArcGIS for Desktop?

There is a point feature class with a certain numeric attribute (let us say, populated places with population). I wonder if there is, in ArcGIS, a way to draw polygons such that the sum of the ...
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Heat Map with species distribution [closed]

what I am trying to do is to generate a heat map depicting the spatial distribution of certain species found in a lake, in association with their sex. For example, species_a+male or species_b+female ...
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How can I create a valid probability map of species distributions based on presence/absence data from multiple quadrats?

I am somewhat new to GIS and only beginning to learn spatial statistics/analysis. I am an ecology grad student doing a before and after study on invasive plants and their responses to management ...
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What is a “value raster”?

I want to understand the concept of a "value raster" and if I can use it in neighbourhood statistics.
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Why are Low Values showing as hot spots?

Im running hotspot analysis on point data, attempting to examine pollution emissions. I ran spatial autocorrelation first in order to determine the default distance threshold to use in the fixed ...
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Verifying time-invariance for spatial gradients of air pollution?

I have data from a network of NO2 passive samplers. Measurement are repeated in the same positions in different years. I need to verify if spatial gradients in air pollution remain constant in time, ...
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Interpolating points observed with different time duration

I am doing spatial interpolation with a group of points. Some points have complete observation of events: for a period of 24 hours we have observed N events in each point. These points have N ...
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Interpolating lots of points with seemingly good spatial density

I'm using Arcmap 10 and I have scattered points (denser in an area). Each point represents a thickness value of a simulated avalanche deposit. I want to get a raster from this points which I will ...
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Kriging to calculate forest biomass?

I am trying to create biomass map using Kriging from ground sample point. I have about 150 and 53 point plot for dense and sparse strata. The data is not normal so I have transformed it. After ...
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Kriging metal concentration with irregular set of sample points

I need to perform some interpolation to map a metal concentration around a platform. The distribution of my stations is not regular (see figure below where stations are the green points labelled with ...
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Low point density analysis

I'm working on a project for a conservation plan. Part of the plan requires that areas added for conservation have less than one structure per five acres (these are pretty large, mostly undeveloped ...
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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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Arcgis 10-Sample selection

I am using arcgis 10 and I would like to select (in a manner of well spatially distributed) some of the polygons included in a .shp as testing population for a statistical analysis. The rest of the ...
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Optimal distance and power exponent in IDW

I want to apply IDW interpolation for my region of interest, and through leave-one-out cross validation I want to find the optimal values for the distance parameter and the power exponent. I know that ...
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Sublayers or Multiple Visualizations for CartoDB

I'm trying to learn a bit of CartoDB by creating a heatmap using crime data available on the city's website where the raw number of crimes are displayed for each police district. So far I've been ...
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Problem with ST_SummaryStats, ST_Buffer, and casting between geometry/geography types

I have a test raster that covers the world ((-180 90), (180 -90)). The SRID is WGS 84 (EPSG:4326). Values for cells in the north-western quadrant ((-180 90), (0 0)) are random integers in the range 1 ...
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Mean Center/Median Center tool providing points mathematically centered but physically appearing in the wrong location

To create population weights, I'm using the Mean and Median Center tool to find the center of our populations in census tracts. However, I've noticed that some of the points that are popping up are ...
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Using Ripley's K Function in ArcGIS for coral density along a transect?

I have some data from transects taken in a mangrove system. I want to analyze the spatial distribution /some sort of spatial statistics of how clumped/dispersed corals are along this linear transect. ...
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resize map and add points to it using R

I am working with spatial data UK. The map is plotted here. I want to resize the map and make it bigger and clear! here is my code LA <- readOGR(dsn =".", "infuse_dist_lyr_2011_clipped") ...
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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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how to choose stratified random sample on multispectral image

I'd like to choose random samples from multispectral image according to each Land Cover image. The multiband image has 70 bands representing land surface temperature data from MODIS. Land cover image ...
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Outputting results message from spatial statistics tool to text file using Python?

I'm using the following tool in ArcGIS 10 - Calculate Distance Band from Neighbor Count (Spatial Statistics). I'm using a python script to execute this tool several times on different shapefiles: ...
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Summarize the total area of land use polygons within map sheets - how?

I would imagine that at least some of you have encountered similar problems to mine and I´d like to hear how you solved them. I have a map sheet index (a grid as a shape file) covering a large area. ...
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Dissolve Polygons using R / join specific polygons

I have data in shapefile format :: UK_boundaries I am new to R and Spatial data as well, I am trying to join some areas to be as one area no line(s) between them. Based on my search I understand ...
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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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Selecting Features and Averaging Attributes

I currently have two point shapefiles, SHP A with approximately 75 points and SHP B with approximately 2000 points. What I would like to do is: 1) For each point in SHP A I would like to find the ...
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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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Incomplete intersection area using gIntersection in R

I have two SpatialPolygonsDataFrame, one of them is the deforested area in the Amazon and the other is the city of Vila Rica, which is in the same region. I would like to calculate the total ...
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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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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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Kernel density estimation across multiple UTM zones

I'm trying to compare the spatial distribution between two groups of fishing locations (for each of several different years) in the Bering Sea (lat's ~53 to 65N, long's ~ -178 to -158W. My preliminary ...
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ArcGIS compute nearest network neighbour for each point

I have a set of points and I would like to calculate a value for each point to indicate how 'clustered' to other points that point is. Distance to nearest neighbour (through a network) would do fine. ...
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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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implement aspect in least cost path analysis to account for downhill and neutral ground movement [duplicate]

I am creating a least cost path model for large species that migrate over large distances across a rugged landscape (elk, deer, etc.) To calculate movement cost I am using a slope raster but I ...
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Test for spatial randomness with Ripley's K or L function in R

I have a spatial point pattern that I would like to test against complete spatial randomness. I managed to plot a Ripley's K function for my data and a function for a random distribution with a ...
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How to convert zip codes to latitude and longitude?

I have a data set that includes a list of zip codes. Is there a way in R to convert these zip codes to latitude and longitude coordinates?
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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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Search Radius for Line Density [closed]

I have been working with GIS for many years but I am fairly new to the spatial analyst side of things. I am working with many satellite tracks for many different individual animals and would like to ...
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Extract mean value of a raster into a grid shape file [closed]

Hello guys I need your help I have a soil map of an island and a Grid polygon. I want to extract the mean value of the soil map to polygons squares of grid. I read this and this but Ι can't find the ...
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spatial relation between springs (points) and geological faults (polylines)

In ArcGis 10.1 (advanced license), I have digitized the geological faults (polylines) and the location of water springs (points). Since, relying on literature, there is a potential connection between ...
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How to deal with data which are not normally distributed when kriging?

I'm a novice with advanced spatial interpolation, and I'm trying to use the Geostatistical Analyst to interpolate a surface based on borehole data, using Ordinary Kriging. The help file explains how ...
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Is there a Free Aggregate Points tool out there for ArcGIS 10?

I need to do some Getis-Ord analysis but first I need to aggregate my points. I know of XToolsPro, but the aggregate points function is locked and you must purchase a license to use it. I am ...
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How to Predict demand on a bus route, considering variaton in kms and price?

If there is a route (line) modification, I mean change on distance; and also a change on the price for the user. How can I calculate the demand on the next year, considering seasonnality. What would ...
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Metrics of change between vector datasets

I have an old and a new set of parcel data which I'm looking to compare. I'm looking to compare changes in individual parcel geometries, so boundary/corner adjustment. Currently each parcel we have ...