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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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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mapply in the idw command

I would like to find what are the optimal power parameters and number of neighbors for idw interpolation using the mapply command and the gstat package in R. The optimal parameters are determined ...
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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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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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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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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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Calculating Focal Statistics for Special Neighborhood?

I'm looking to calculate focal statistics for each cell of a raster, within a neighborhood of a specified criteria. Background - I have three binary rasters, each representing a single vegetation ...
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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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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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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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How to implement bivariate Ripley's K function in ArcGIS 10?

The attached image shows a forest gap with red pine represented as circles and white pine represented as crosses. I am interested in determining if there is a positive or negative association between ...
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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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Spatial Regression Using Panel Data

I am analyzing a spatial panel dataset using the XSMLE package in Stata. My units are a subset of US states (11) and my panel is strongly balanced. The package returns estimations for Main, Spatial, ...
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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 ...
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Python toolboxes missing (Can't use ArcGIS 10.2.2 toolboxes)

I was trying to use Hot Spot Analysis Toolbox on ArcGIS 10.2.2 but this error message appears: updateParameters Syntax Error Runtime error Traceback (most recent call last): File c:\program ...
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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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Grouping Analysis (Clustering) of polygons with streets as borders in ArcGIS?

I have a question about the Grouping Analysis Tool in ArcGIS. Is it possible to use streets as spatial borders for the groups? I want to group a city district autmatically with multiple attributes, ...
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Which training courses in geostatistics can you recommend?

I'm looking for excellent geostatistics courses all over the world, including online courses. In particular, I would like to learn more about the kriging method. Can anyone give me some suggestions?
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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 ...