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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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QGIS nearest neighbor parameter description

Could anyone explain me the following parameters, which I get by doing a nearest neighbor statistic on a point shape? I suppose that Observed mean distance is the mean distance between two points ...
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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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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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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 ...
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two results of IDW in ArcMAP are different

i added the following points to ArcMAP using "Add XY Data". x,y,z 7,39,117 27,17,122 27,61,123 46,36,136 52,14,138 55,46,141 56,56,137 65,24,144 65,36,145 Changed raster output size in "options" ...
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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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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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scenarios to make multiple data maps comparisons?

I'm using Leaflet (and several of its plugins) to make a custom SOLAP solution and i want to offer to the user, the possibility to make data analysis and comparison between multiple maps, my question: ...
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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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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 ...
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Doing joint hypothesis test in spatial regression using R?

I'm doing estimation of spatial lag/error model using R package "spreg"/"spdep" but I cannot find any method to do anhypothesis test after regression. For example, I want to test whether two ...
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Using GDAL and Python to replace the Spatial Analyst TabulateArea method

Has anyone tried to phase out the use of ESRI's Spatial Analyst extension by replacing it with GDAL in Python? I have a script that only uses the TabulateArea and Statistics analysis but not much else ...
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Calculating raster values from center to edges to represent normal distribution

Edit for simplification/clarification: What I want to do is take a raster and calculate cell values from center to edges such that the center has an arbitrarily determined high value which decreases ...
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What does “unsupported bin funcion type” error in ERDAS mean?

I want to open a set of .img files in ERDAS which are output files of zonal statistic function in ARCGIS. Before running the function, all images can be opened in ERDAS. After calculating zonal mean, ...
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How to output visually correlated clusters using Morans I Spatial Autocorrelation?

How do I use Morans I to output visually correlated clusters? I can seemingly generate statistical data, but not one that I know how to visually output on a map. I'm trying to run a morans I ...
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Which is the best interpolation method for collected ground water sample?

I have collected ground water quality samples from 50 locations in my study area. Now I have to interpolate data in ArcGIS. Which is a suitable method for ground water interpolation and why?
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How to simplify vector lines into an overlaid grid in QGIS?

I'm a relatively new user with GIS software (primarily QGIS) and I'm sure this is probably quite simple but I've been trying to find an answer for ages! I have transportation network data for an area ...
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Does the Calculation of Spatial Weights Matrix in ArcGIS take into account 3D?

This question is about Spatial Weights Matrix in ArcGIS. Does it take into account 3D or not? I want to calculate Spatial Weights Matrix with SPACE_TIME_WINDOW. Anton