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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Tool to determine the trend of data point positions?

I am looking for a tool that can determine the dominate trend or maybe a histogram of trends for data point position. Basically if I have somthing like this:s. Then I want a tool that will tell me ...
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R: Voronoi tesselation from long/lat data?

I want to create a SpatialPointDataFrame and Voronoi Tesselation from my .csv data downloaded from EPA, available here: http://uloz.to/xboQc7cu/no2-calif-csv I convert my data in SPDF format in 2 ...
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Formally testing whether building type tends to be close to another building type?

In arcGIS 10.1 (advanced licence), I have two polygon shapefiles, each representing two different types of building (let's call them A and B). Each type is actually used for two different purposes. ...
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Tutorials to handle spatial data in R?

Does anyone know some good tutorials to handle spatial data in R? I know that there are some packages like rgdal and maptools but I haven't actually found usefull tutorials to get in touch with the ...
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Conducting geographically weighted regression on a raster

I have a relatively big raster file on which I want to conduct geographically weighted regression. Size of raster ~ 2 GB and number of rows is around 100,000 One way might be to convert from raster ...
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Average Nearest Neighbor does not have all the options

I have a point feature class that I used the Average Nearest Neighbor from the ArcGIS software to calculate the pattern. ArcGIS produces output chart that says whether the data is dispersed, random ...
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Nearest Neighbor Analysis for route events

I have events that are on routes. You can think of it as accidents on a highway. I want to do some spatial statistics on it. The road is an M enabled feature class and decision makers want logical ...
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Average Nearest Neighbor tool extreme restuls for different area?

I'm using the "Average Nearest Neighbor" tool in ArcGIS 10.3 to calculate whether my point feature class is clustered, random or dispersed. One of the parameters is area. I tried putting different ...
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How to work with Spatial Autocorrelation (Morans I) on equal weighted point

I have a point feature class. All points are the same, it's not weighted. I want to use Spatial Autocorrelation (Morans I) tool but it only takes a field for weight. I tried fooling it by adding a ...
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Graphic output for Ripleys K function

I am using ArcGIS to calculate Ripleys K function using the "Multi-Distance Spatial Cluster Analysis (Ripleys K Function)" tool on a point feature class. I can see a table output but want a graphical ...
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Creating quadrats in ArcGIS

Is there a tool / toolbox in ArcGIS to create quadrats on a population? I have a point feature classes with 1 billion points (divided to 10 almost equal feature classes) that I want to take samples ...
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How to apply Edge Correction in ArcGIS Average Nearest Neighbor

I am using ArcGIS 10.3 with the tool Average Nearest Neighbor to describe the data. I want to avoid mistakes caused by Edge Effect. In the Ripleys K Function tool there is an option to control that ...
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What is (if there's any) difference between MAUP and Edge Effect

I heard both the term MAUP and Edge Correction in association with Spatial Statistics, zoning/quadrats, demographics etc. Is there a difference between the two? What is the difference then?
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Standard deviation of point pattern

I am using ArcGIS software to create a Standard deviation of point pattern, and I know whether Ii need to expect a circle or an ellipse. Is standard deviation in that context always circular? And if ...
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Exploratory Spatial Regression: How to limit 60 variable candidates?

I want to perform an Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) regression (global) or even a Geographically Weighted (GWR) regression (local) to identify possible causes for specific phenomena, like crime. I ...
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Calculating intensity of a 0…1 scale

I'm trying to come up with the Intensity value for the Cells dataset (Diggle 1983). This dataset has coordinates from 0 to 1, probably percent, there is no actual unit to it as I think it was taken ...
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Is there really random distribution of points? [closed]

I'm just wondering if there is really such a thing as "random" in geography? To me it always seems like everything has a reason: examples: vegetation does not just randomly grow whether and ...
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When would I use K analysis over NNA?

I'm working with the dataset Redwood (62 redwood trees in a 23^2m square). I intend to test whether these are random or not. In what cases would I prefer Nearest Neighbor Analysis and in what cases ...
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transforming 0 to 1 coordinates to other measurement

I am not experienced with ArcGIS and trying to perform some analysis on using the Statistics toolbox. The dataset I'm using is the redwood dataset used by Diggle 1983. An example can be found here. ...
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Implementing Spatial Autocorrelation using QGIS or PostgreSQL or any other free application?

I am a total newbie on the GIS scene so I hope this is not a stupid question. I have two layers in a PostgreSQL database. The first layer contains points where events happened in Europe. The second ...
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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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statistics by rectangle (raster image)

I have a shp file with some rectangles and I want to extract statistics within these areas from a raster image. I prefer ArcMap 9.3.
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How to calculate the average distance among set of points as measure of closeness

I have three series (or tables) of points in PostGIS which I want to compare. I would like to know how "close" each series is when compared to the other two. In other words I would need some measure ...
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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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Assigning the modal average based on points within a polygon

I have two layers: Survey Points Habitat Multi polygon The Survey points contain the field sensitivity I want to assign a number to each polygon based on the modal average sensitivity. This ...
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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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Looking for similarity analysis tool between raster and vector layers in QGIS?

I'm aiming to do a similarity analysis between a raster layer and a vector layer. The raster layer is a 5-class ice map and the vector layer (points) contains ice jam events data. The goal here is to ...
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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 interpret 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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R package spatstat: How to use point process model covariate as factor when pixel image values are numeric

I am trying to model a point process with an image covariate using the ppm() function in the spatstat package in R. I convert my raster to an im object for use with spatstat, and I run into a problem ...
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PostGIS: ST_Equals false when ST_Intersection=100% of geometry?

I have 2 datasets consisting of cadastral parcel data - roughly 125,000 rows each. The geometry column is WKB polygons representing parcel boundaries; all data are geometrically valid (the polygons ...
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Create shapefile connecting points “as the crow flies” in R

I have a set of locations (with latitude and longitude). I know how to get the distance between these points, but I want to create a line that connects them with the shortest path ("as the crow ...
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Statistical Analysis of Climate Data

I am doing a study on how a changing climate is influencing the spread of an invasive species of moth. I have climate data in the netCDF format which I have made into both rasters and point ...
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GIS Least Cost Spanning Tree in R

Is there an R package/function that computes a least cost spanning tree given a shapefile or vector containing the latitude/longitude of each point and a raster file that contains the cost of ...
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Multiple raster - same extent - smallest overlapping area

Within ArcGIS (10.1) I have multiple raster files, for which I have to calculate different statistics, based on the total size of the raster. EDIT: The raster have the same extent on a coarse scale ...
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How to cluster spatial data in R?

I am very new to R. 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 page and tried clustTool ...
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Which statistical methods to compare the spatial distribution of two different variables in two raster maps?

I am working with two global raster maps using the R Software (original file: netCDF for map 1 and GeoTIFF for map 2), with a resolution of 5 min of arc. Map 1 contains data on the share of the land ...
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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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Running local Moran's index in all fields automatically?

I want to use the local Moran's I index in ArcGIS. I have a table/layer with 50 columns. Can I execute moran in all fields of this table automatically or do I have to run the tool 50 times?
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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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Trouble shooting Incremental Spatial Autocorrelation/Hot Spot Analysis

I'm trying to do a spatial analysis of rural school closings in Brazil (ultimate objective to do OLS/GWR). I have census data from 2005 and 2014, from which I've calculated the relative percentage of ...
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What is the difference between spatial regimes and spatial heterogeneity?

Let me cite excerpts from the GeoDA-Gloassary (https://geodacenter.asu.edu/node/390) Spatial regimes: Spatial regimes are a form of spatial heterogeneity, which implies structural differences ...
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What to do with the intercept output from regression analsyis?

In ArcGIS I use global Ordinary Least Squares Regression (OLS) models and Geographically Weighted Regression (GWR) models to analyze the relationships between independent variables and my dependent ...
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Categorising Point Clusters

I have a point dataset of solar farm locations. The points are grouped according to which substation they feed into (see below). I would like to test the hypothesis that electrical output ...
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Problems with moran spatial autocorrelation tool

I´m trying to run the Moran's I spatial autocorrelation tool but there is an error: updateParameters Syntax Error: Runtime error Traceback (most recent call last): File "c:\program files ...
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Calculating “relative slope” per Mora-Vahrson method in ArcGIS

I'm a longtime lurker who finally decided to register on the forum (in no way driven by my need to have a certain question answered, of course...). I was contacted by a colleague asking for help ...
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Extract raster values around point features with kernel

I have a point layer of known landslide locations, and a raster layer (30m) of vegetation cover (categorical). My goal is to extract the prevailing raster value around the point locations. Almost all ...
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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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Doing spatial correlation between two layers on ArcGIS?

I have two datasets and I'm trying to determine the extent of their spatial relationship. I suspect they are closely related but I would like to produce a map output to illustrate this relationship. ...
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What algorithm does QGIS use to calculate Nearest Neighbor Index?

I'm carrying out nearest neighbor analysis on a set of geological features in QGIS, trying to find out whether they're clustered or not. I've calculated the nearest neighbor distances using the ...