Collecting and analyzing numerical data or making numerical summaries of data.

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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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Get Raster Values from a Polygon Overlay in Opensource GIS Solutions

I have two layers. A polygon-shape-layer with many tiles and a raster-layer containing CORINE 2006 land cover with many categories in a colourmap. I want to obtain for each polygon in the shapelayer a ...
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Math and Stat for GIS and Computing

I am planning to do an advanced program in spatial science and engineering. It states as a requirement in the program, that the student should have a through understanding in math and statistics. So ...
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How is margin of error reported on a map?

When reporting estimates you should always include the margin of error. There are conventional ways of reporting margin of error in a table, text or graph. But, how do you report margin of error for ...
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How can I find the median column in a database?

I have data on period of construction for dwellings in dissemination areas. I have transferred this data to my study areas and would like to determine the median period of construction for each study ...
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spatial and spatiotemporal analyses

I have a dataset that consists of 247 mosquito traps placed in fixed positions and sampled weekly for 23 weeks. I also have dengue disease incidence data (indexed to home address) during the same time ...
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Are there QGIS tools that will allow users to get tabular statistics from their table?

Are there QGIS tools that will allow users to get tabular statistics from their table? I kind of expected I would be able to just open the table, select the field I was interested in, right-click on ...
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How to calculate raster statistics for polygons?

how can I calculate sums, averages etc of raster-points (multi-band) per polygon of a vector-layer. I was told that this is called "zonal statistics". I tried that with QGIS first. There is a way to ...
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How to use ZonalStats plugin?

I am using QGIS 1.8.0 on a Windows Home Premium 7 machine. I have a single band TIFF that is 187 MB in size. My vector polygon shapefile represents a regular grid of a 147x112 36kmx36km grid cells. ...
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How to get GDAL to create statistics for GTiff in Python

I regularly create my own GeoTIFF rasters with GDAL in Python, e.g.: from osgeo import gdal from numpy import random data = random.uniform(0, 10, (300, 200)) driver = gdal.GetDriverByName('GTiff') ds ...
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How to sum up pixel values in QGIS?

I need to know the value of the sum of all pixels in a raster. However, in the Statistics section of the Metadata tab in Properties, under Sum of All Cells it always indicates 0.00. I have tried with ...
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How can I generate a range of pantones for a map?

When I am given a map (or make one...) I often like to get an idea of the range of colours present. One thing this does is it allows me to quickly visualize contrast (helps build maps for colour blind ...
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ArcGIS median value from a layer

I've been hunting around ArcGIS 9.3 and having no success at finding a tool/function that can give me the median (not the mean/avg) tabular value of a spatial database. For example, if I have a data ...
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Is it possible to access ArcGIS's table operations “Summarize…” and “Statistics…” in python?

ArcGIS has a few nifty table tools, including Summarize and Statistics. Is there a way to access them through arcpy, or will I have to hack my own methods via math and lists?
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Frequency, summarize tool options of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm looking for some general frequency, summarize tool. What I basically want is some tool like the summarize tool in ArcGIS (right click in the attribute table> summarize) that runs on all attributes ...
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Different models, different contours: are they comparable?

I will get contour lines of electromagnetic field strength around power lines. The contours will be calculated by different agencies using different models. We need to check whether the resulting ...
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Calculate area of intersecting polygons in QGIS

I have two collections of shapefiles: 1 - postal codes, administrative and political areas 2 - various land use categories like parks & allotments, and points like trees I want to produce ...
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How to use/interpret/visualise a distance matrix with unknown coordinates?

How would you go about using a distance matrix where points have no coordinates, i.e. what useful statistics can be made and how to visualise it in some useful way?
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GDAL does not ignore NoData value

I am trying to calcualate the statistics of a TIFF. The script should ignore the NoData value, but doesn't. What causes this? import gdal from gdalconst import * # register all of the drivers ...
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Calculate neighborhood statistics for polygons?

I've been searching around for the answer to this (including here) and have yet to find it. I'm interested in finding out how to calculate a 'neighborhood sum' for vector, polygon data. I am aware ...
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QGis Zonal Statistics Plugin NoData included in Calculations

I have been trying to use the QGIS zonal statistics plugin. My raster has a nodata value of -99999 and all other values are positive. After computing the mean zonal statistics there are a number of ...
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How to analyse correlations between variables and points? [closed]

I have just lost the past 8 hours on this, and literally getting nowhere - hoping someone can help before I go mad! I am trying to determine the correlation between sinkholes and a number of ...
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Why are the results from the same data different in ArcGIS vs MS Excel?

I have done some interpolation in Geostatistical Analyst in ArcGIS and I got the Standard Deviation (SD) a bit different from the SD that I calculated in Excel Spreadsheet. What algorithm does each ...
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Is there a way of doing a statistical analysis of buffers?

I am doing a buffer analysis of incinerators and looking at the output areas within those buffers, is there a way of doing a statistical analysis of several buffers to see if there is a significant ...
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Is there a zonal statistics tool to calculate median and mode raster values for each polygon?

I'd like to calculate zonal statistics for a raster where the zones are defined by polygons in a vector layer within QGIS. Specifically I'm interested in calculating the median and mode raster values ...
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How to detect duplicate attribute values in a table using ArcPy

In ArcMap, the right-click Summarize option very quickly creates a frequency listing of the chosen field: Note that the count field shows the count of duplicate values. How can I access this ...
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How to create a standard deviation map from three rasters in QGIS?

I have 3 normalised (0-100) raster maps. Is it possible to get a map which shows the standard deviation? I'd like to see the areas with smaller and higher std deviation. Thank you!
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How can I track/graph arcserver usage statistics?

I’m currently using the ArcGIS Server Properties dialog in ArcCatalog to periodically check the usage statistics for our services. I’d like to be able to chart those to get a big picture view of ...
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PCA on correlation matrix in ArcGIS

I am trying to run a PCA on a set of normalized raster bands within ArcGIS. I would like to calculate the PCA on the correlation, not the covariance, matrix of the PCA, but Arc as far as I can tell ...
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Setting Band Statistics on Raster Image (GeoTIFF)

After doing calculations on a raster and saving it, the image statistics are wrong and need updating. I find examples saying that this should do the job, like in this example: ...
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World territorial units for statistics

My current assignment required to do research and produce world territorial units for statistics. In Europe it easy thanks to Eurostat. Even non-commercial GIS data is also available here. Now ...
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API for Real Time World Statistics

Does anyone know of an API (preferably free) that can provide real time world statistics such as Crude Birth Rate, Crude Death Rate, world/country population, or emails sent today as on the website ...
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How to find out the Basin Length?

I am doing Project on Drainage basin, to find out the Elongation ratio I need to find out Basin length, Can any one of you tell me how to find out BASIN LENGTH using ArcGIS or any other way. My data ...
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How to create Series of Rasters that displays Standard Deviation from Mean?

Cell statistics question for you. I have 100 rasters of raw rainfall data in which the pixels each represent rainfall for that particular pixel on the landscape for a single year during the 100 year ...
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How to sum up all field values in QGIS modeler

I am building a model to generate two zones around a point, a 250m-buffer, and a ring of 250 to 1000m, where i recalculate values from an other layer according to the intersections share. The purpose ...
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Sensitivity analysis for coarse scale GIS epidemiological model?

I am working on an epidemiological model with disease incidence rate as dependent variable and environmental factors as independent variable. Disease data is available at county scale whereas ...
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Statistical Analysis of Shapefile Proximity within Raster Image - ArcMap10.1

I have a raster image that has been reclassified into 15 equally incremented values/levels. This raster represents "sinkhole risk" in a certain county. So level 1 is the lowest risk region and level ...
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Why are my raster mean and standard deviation -1?

I have a set of about 25 rasters whose descriptive statistics I have been examining. The data in the rasters were calculated in Python and the rasters were created using Python-GDAL. In all but one ...
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How to count occurrences of one field grouped by values of another?

Is there a way of calculating the number of unique text strings in a field in ArcGIS 10.1? I have a number of repeated strings in this field, but would like to calculate the number of unique strings ...
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Create ERDAS IMG Statistics using GDAL C++ API?

I want to create very many ERDAS .img files using GDAL under C++. I don't want to have to process them all in ArcMap to create statistics for them (mainly because ArcMap fumbles when calculating ...
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Summarizing Table on 2 fields

I have a table of Census Blocks linked to ZIP4 values. I'm trying to create another table getting the unique ZIP4 values associated with each Census Block. I've tried using the Frequency, and Summary ...
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Overview of statistical maps/charts types

I know of a few ways to visualize statistical information on a map, like choropleth maps, prism maps or simply displaying little bar-charts or pie-charts near locations on a map. But there must be a ...
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How to create a x-y scatterplot from attributes in QGIS 2.0?

There are a few old packages that allow the creation of x-y scatter plots from attributes in vector data (Scattergram for 1.7) http://plugins.qgis.org/plugins/scattergrammidentify/ (SPQR for very ...
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GIS Analysis - best way to combine and display demographic data?

I am currently undertaking a demographic research project for my employer. We have the data on income, age, sex, language, transport etc and I have mapped most of it and created some thematics of said ...
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What is the difference between nominal, categorical, ordinal, interval and ratio measurements?

Given the following examples, which are examples of nominal, categorical, ordinal, interval or ratio measurements? bushels of wheat per county vegetation type average maximum daily temperature ...
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Raster export for regressions analysis

I have the following issue: I am trying to do a regression analysis between the (z) values of two rasters. What I would ideally like to have is the raster output not as grid but rather a list of ...
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Relationship between attribute of vector data and raster variable in ArcGIS

I have a vector data of individual elements (buildings) with attributes (value, etc), and several raster grids with continuous variables. I would like to understand whether there is a relationship ...
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Error 010240 with ZonalStatistics

I have a code that calculates the sum of water recharge for a pixel for a 9 year period (This piece of code works fine, just thought I would show how it is made just in case. The values range from 0 ...
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Select layer by attribute: return top 3 records

I have a feature class in a file geodatabase using ArcGIS 10.1. I want to create a model that selects the three features with the highest values in one field (Average Price). Basically I want my ...
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Looking for ArcPy tool for calculating statistics on field with summary field AND boolean fields

What I'm searching for is a tool that will sum a field by a secondary unique field AND booleans... Let's say I have 12 table each with 4mil records and the following fields: Donation_Amount ($ ...