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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Obtain normalized raster average per polygon?

I have a raster that contains percentages of total forest killed plus a polygon layer that defines different zones. My goal is to find a good statistical representative that describes the forest ...
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What are the geometric principles and GIS techniques that I can use to generate a postcode coverage of my city at street scales?

Postal codes of Brazil and another countries are oriented to distribution logistics, and improvement of reliability in writing the postal addresses; but without much concern for the spatial ...
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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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How are geographic coordinates stored for multivariate statistical analysis? [closed]

In terms of Principal Components Analysis or Multiple Discriminant Analysis, I have used dummy variables to represent a group of like-features that are located in the same geographic region. For ...
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How to associate polygons with the nearest point on a point layer? (Or … how do I assign a postal area to a salesman?)

I have a polygon layer of postal code areas and I want to use them to create sales territories based on where our sales people are based. So I assume that I need to work out for each of the polygons ...
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Spatial query of raster data

I have population distribution data as a raster layer and exposure contours as vector (polygon) layers. What I'd like to do is use the vector layer to estimate the population indicated from the raster ...
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BV LISA using PySal?

I want to run a LISA with a time series spatially lagged variable using PYSAL. I see that LISA will allow the definition of y & w but not Wy(t-k). Any thoughts how I can get the lagged variable ...
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Calculating Mean Upslope slope, curvature, etc

I'm trying to generate rasters whose values summarize the mean value of a given parameter (slope, curvature, etc.) of the upslope terrain. I feel like this should be doable using only a flow ...
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How do I access layer attributes from within QGIS' manageR plugin?

This is probably a fairly basic question, but searches for manageR come up with a lot of noise, and there's no manageR tag. What I'd like to do is load the attributes from a particular field of a ...
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Which spatial weighting function does ArcGIS' GWR use?

I am running Geographically Weighted Regression and originally was using ArcGIS to carry out the analysis until I read/heard mixed reviews about it. I have now tried a different programme to run it ...
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How can I conduct Geographically Weighted Principal Component Analysis using ArcGIS, Python and SPSS/R?

I am after a description/methodology for conducting a Geographically Weighted Principal Components Analysis (GWPCA). I am happy using Python for any portion of this and I imagine SPSS or R being used ...
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Are Zonal Statistics possible in PostGIS2?

Now with postgis2 which supports rasters by default is it possible to do a zonal statistics analysis? I've google it but I haven't found anything solid? Is there a tutorial outthere to get me ...
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How to fit a polygon to a “best buffer” about a reference geometry in it?

If I have a polygonal geometry gbase, like a street (a rectangular strip), and a reference geometry gref, like a central line of gbase. The question is what is the function (here named BestBuffer) ...
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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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Modelling Sea level rise scenarios for a Coastal county in ArcGIS

I am a graduate student @ Clemson University and am working on a GIS based project which is to model different sea level rise scenarios and estimate its impacts on a coastal county and to suggest ...
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Statistical analyses for survey against raster?

I am somewhat of a newbie to geostatistical analyses, but pretty familiar with GIS and remote sensing packages. I was wondering if anyone had suggestions on appropriate geostatistical analyses for a ...
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Defining datum for Lambert Azimuthal Equal Area and converting to geographic coordinates

I posted this question to a specialised mailing list for spatial data analysis using R here but didn't recieve a response. I am working with shapefiles and rasters in R, and I am unsure if I am ...
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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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How to Find the Average Raster Value of an area defined by a shapefile using R?

I have a set of raster images which represent a specific month over the years, and I want to make a timeline of the average values of an area using a shapefile. How do I extract the values from the ...
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Spatial regression

I have a question regarding performing spatial regression on data which residuals are spatially correlated. If the residuals are spatially autocorrelated due to the presence of trend, how should I ...
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Modifying Bivariate Moran's I /LISA to include self?

I am using GeoDa's Bivariate Moran's I function to examine patterns of collocation between two variables at the county level (call them A and B for now). I know that, having run the analysis I can ...
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Ecological geospatial conundrum

I am looking for a different, more elegant solution to a spatial statistics problem. Raw data consists of an x-y coordinate for each individual tree (i.e. converted to a point .shp file). Although ...
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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 do I process xy data to be compatible with census block data (so I can include them in my GWR model)? (ArcGIS 10)

I'm pretty new to GIS, so apologies if my problem is rather simplistic I'm planning to do regression analysis (GWR) on several datasets, where all but one is based on census areas (UK OS lower level ...
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Regression Model and Spatial Autocorrelation

I have used OLS and GWR for validating the dependencies between two distinct database. The Residual Square for GWR is 0.82 and thereby making it the right regression model to be used for determining ...
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Hotspot Analysis: Low Values showing as hotspots

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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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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Best spatial statistics software for GIS?

I am searching for spatial statistics software which has many powerful features and supports a GIS interface. Can anyone give me some advice?
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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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Finding intersection density for weighted lines connecting points across the continental USA

I'm working on an one-time problem that I'm hoping to solve with a computer program using free GIS libraries (preferably for VB.Net, C#, or Python... Java or C/C++ could work too). Alternatively, I ...
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Spatial graphing, distribution of polygon area over latitudes

Given a polygon in a PostGIS database, what is the best way to create a graph of its distribution over a range of latitudes? I'm picturing a graph of a curve, where the proportion of the total area ...
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Robust alternatives to Moran's I

Moran’s I, a measure of spatial autocorrelation, is not a particularly robust statistic (it can be sensitive to skewed distributions of the spatial data attributes). What are some more robust ...
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Regression with Nominal and Categorical Data

I am doing a project looking at the prevalence of a weeds in an area. As an example, I have the following layers: Weeds Layer (polygons) {categorical data} Each polygon represents a point or polygon ...
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Analysing Information By Vector Grid

I have two vector line datasets and wish to compare the line lengths. While I have already compared the sum of the lengths, I'd like to conduct further analysis down to 250m, possibly lower. I'm ...
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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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Select maximum number of points more than x meters apart

I have a dataset of ~15,000 points that are locations along ROV survey tracks where measurements were taken. These points can be less than 5 meters apart and the survey tracks often cross or can be ...
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How to store Large Raster Images of Equipotential Surface Generation Using Monte Carlo Simulation?

I have a large (1GB+) raster that I am using as the base for the generation of an equipotential surface. This is to assess the accuracy of DEMs derived from another source. In situ observation is ...
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How to find the most spread out locations?

Probably a very simple question. I have a list of about a thousand potential geographical locations (lat lon), and of those I need to select the 200 locations that are "most spread out". I think that ...
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ESRI Silverlight Cartography - Looking at whats not there

I have line data that has been symbolozied in ways that I don't have time to understand and would like to make a map that tells me =). My general question is how to display the lack of data results ...
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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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Which spatial statistics tools to use in examining autocorrelation in two layers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to compare two spatial point patterns? I am working on a project and have found myself a bit lost as to which types of Spatial Statistics tools I should use to get ...
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How to get the second nearest neighbor between two point patterns in R?

Is there a way to get the distances for the second nearest neighbor between two point patterns in R? The spatstat package has a function called nncross but it only applies to the nearest neighbors ...
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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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What are best practices to compare densities and locations between two sets of points?

I have two sets of point shapefiles. They represent two different customer groups for a retail store. Shapefile A represents online customers, Shapefile B represents in-store customers. What I ...
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Simulation envelopes and significance levels

Many spatial analysis packages provide Monte Carlo techniques to simulate upper and lower “envelopes” for a summary statistic as a function of distance (e.g. K-function, nearest neighbor, etc…). ...
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Splitting raster pixels by a polygon's edge?

I have a a polygon shapefile of different regions, and a raster grid of precip data. I want to take the polygon and add up all the raster precip data in each zone. I could use zonal statistics to do ...
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Training courses in geostatistics and spatial modelling [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are sources for current geo-statistical analysis classes/events: open or proprietary Does anyone know of or have been on any training courses that specifically ...
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Choosing an aggregation strategy that will be spatially represented on a google map

I'm under an NDA so I cannot really get into specifics of what I am doing. But, suffice to say, I am taking a large amount of spatially-acquired data and drawing this data onto a Google Map surface ...
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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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Normalizing and adding kernel density rasters

I have 4 years of road kill data for one road, though each year has a different sample time frame (i.e. May-June vs. April-October) and therefore each year has a different number of surveys and totals ...