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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Search Radius for Line Density

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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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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Queen vs Rook neighborhood

Queen and rook neighborhoods are two common ways to calculate statistics for a focal cell. They are also known an Moore and (von) Neumann neighborhoods. I think a "bishop version", i.e. from lower ...
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Interpreting Global Moran's I and should I krig?

I am trying to weigh up if kriging (or cokriging) the residual error from my model is a valid approach. My first step was to compute whether the error is spatially autocorrelated. I have done this ...
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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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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 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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Single Tree detection

I was wondering how I could extract "crown area" of single trees in a forest from a high-resolution image with only 3 band (RGB) in ArcMap. ( No NIR to use NDVI as any threshold). I need a fast ...
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How do I statistically compare positions from two track datasets?

I have two datasets with positions that I need to compare. One would be the "observed" positions (someone took the GPS positions manually) and the other one was calculated using a software. To use ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Is median center more influenced than mean center by value outlier in ArcMap?

I noticed something strange or seemingly paradoxical in ArcMap 10.2.2. The median center is less influenced by spatial outliers than mean center, this is a fact. The thing is, I created 6 dispersed ...
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Trying to produce a map of Household behavior with identified explanatory variables held constant/equal

I have a map of the dependent variable, median household vehicle travel, and independent household characteristic variables, median income, mean household size and median age, aggregated to census ...
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Spatial Autocorrelation tool vs. Incremental Spatial Autocorrelation

When you run the Spatial Autocorrelation (Monrans I) tool, you have the option of setting 'Conceptualization of Spatial Relationships'. This option isn't available for the Incremental Spatial ...
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Geographically weighted regression for GPS tracking data

I am hoping some one might be able to help me with the following question. The study I am working on has GPS locations at 4 hourly intervals of 5 lions in 3 National Parks over roughly 2 years in ...
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AGI STK Server alternative

AGI has a server product called STK Server that exposes REST services to perform satellite acquisition planning. However the cost is astronomical $200k+ (pun inteded). They also have STK components ...
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Setting the number of bars in a histogramm

I am using qgis' 2 "Statist" to build a histogramm for my data. I see that I can set the band width of the bars, but it seems that "Statist" does not provide the option of setting the number of bars. ...
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Determining spatial cluster of park types in ArcGIS

Question 1: I am trying to determine which (if any) of my different park types are spatially clustered across my study area (city boundary). There are 162 total parks, 9 nominal categories (which ...
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Problems with spatial autocorrelation in Geographically Weighted Regression (GWR) analysis

I have conducted an Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) and Geographically Weighted Regression (GWR) analysis in ArcGIS where I have tried to predict biodiversity patterns in an area. When I examine the ...
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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 ...
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How to perform statistical test for two sets of points?

(I have asked this question originally on Cross Validated; however, no good answer and someone suggested me to ask the question here). We know that we can perform statistical test (e.g., t-test) for ...
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How to calculate spatial GINI coefficient for land use

I am interested in calculating an index of agricultural land inequality for Brazil. I'm thinking that a GINI coefficient would be a good approach given traditional uses of GINI. I have a data set for ...
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Why are spatial lagged exogeneous variables rarely used?

In the publication "Regional Productivity and Income Convergence in the Unified Germany 1992-2000" (link) it is claimed without detailed explanation: "Usually, in spatial econometric models only ...
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Spatial heterogeneity: What does spatially varying mean of a process exactly mean?

Imagine the following data set (from http://www.novaims.unl.pt/labnt/geosom/georepository/) which consists of three different regions: Obviously, blue points are more like to be located close to ...
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Comparing different degrees of local spatial association

I have two data sets and want to compare/evaluate their degree of spatial association expressed in terms of the LISA statistic. The local Moran's I statistic gives for each point a (pseudo) p-Value ...
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Explaining different results from Ordinary Kriging and Universal Kriging?

When using either methods to create a surface from the same set of observations, these surfaces differ from each other. Visually it can be seen in the differences of the following contours ...
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Using linear regression for geospatial data?

Say, my database has three columns. A: county (300 rows with 300 counties as index), B: X (some independent variable in continuous scale, which is the average of everyone in that county), and C: Y ...
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Metrics and features for comparison of aggregated trail dataset

I have hundreds GPS traces generated by cars for single road in the city from direction A to B. And I have hundreds of GPS traces generated by people which organized in trail in the mountain from ...
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R: Using Inverse Distance Weighting with the mapply function

I would like to find what are the optimal power parameters and number of neighbours for Inverse Distance Weighting (IDW) interpolation using the mapply command and the gstat package in R. The optimal ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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ArcGIS 10: How to mask a raster by using extract by mask tool If the feature mask is larger than the raster area?

I have a problem to mask the the raster which has values ranges -0.73106217384338 - 0.94593381881714. These values have been derived by using equatin (B3-B4)/(B3+B4) from Landsat band 3 and band 4 ...
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Lagrange Multiplier in lm.LMtests (spdep package for R)

Are the Lagrange values comparable in lm.LMtests? If both RLMerr and RLMlag are significant, would the test with the largest Lagrange value be considered 'better' at explaining the spatial ...
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Analyse effect of groups on raster maps

I work with a mechanistic model that uses climate data to simulate some specific output for different time steps and spatial locations. Now I want to investigate the effect of different climate data ...
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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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Getis-Ord GI and Moran's I when interested in clustering of data values not points

I have a dataset with many clustered (often coincident) points, each of which contains data. I am not interested in the fact that the points are obviously clustered. I would like to know whether the ...
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ArcGIS Grouping Analysis Error

I am trying to run the Grouping Analysis tool from Esri's ArcGIS Spatial Statistics/Mapping Clusters toolbox. I have run the tool successfully on the same input layer using a different spatial ...
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Statistically compare two density maps?

I (will) have a modelled distribution and an observed distribution of animals. If I were to interpolate these position datasets to reflect some density distribution (perhaps using a kriging ...
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What are problems & biases stemming from mathematics behind using Monte Carlo Markov Chain to make heatmap?

My buddy and I are using Monte Carlo Markov Chains to make a heat map - in the interest of rigour, and out of curiosity: "What are the problems & biases that stem from the mathematics behind ...
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Mann-Whitney U test for rasters

I'm doing a Mann-Whitney U test to compare two very large samples (sample size 1 = 13250; samlple size 2 = 38871) originating from a shapefile with 52121 features. I know t-tests are not recommended ...
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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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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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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 ...