I am reading up on density calculations and their variants, and situations to which they might each be applied.
I have read the article on differences between point line and kernel density
I was hoping someone could provide more depth to the above answer.
To provide a contextual scenario, I am exploring options for calculating density of polylines (shipping lanes) within a grid. I would like to know the density of lines within a given grid square of predefined size (500m x 500m).
In what way does a kernel density calculation differ from a line density calculation, and by extension, which would therefore be more suitable for the aforementioned task?