The ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis: Volume 2: Spatial Measurements and Statistics / Edition 1

The ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis: Volume 2: Spatial Measurements and Statistics / Edition 1

by Andy Mitchell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 158948116X

ISBN-13: 9781589481169

Pub. Date: 07/01/2005

Publisher: ESRI Press

Backed by the collective knowledge and experience of the world's leading Geographic Information Systems (GIS) company, the concepts and methods presented in this volume will allow users to unleash the full analytic power of their GIS. The most commonly used spatial statistical tools are described in detail along with their applications in a range of disciplines,

Overview

Backed by the collective knowledge and experience of the world's leading Geographic Information Systems (GIS) company, the concepts and methods presented in this volume will allow users to unleash the full analytic power of their GIS. The most commonly used spatial statistical tools are described in detail along with their applications in a range of disciplines, from crime analysis to habitat conservation. GIS users will learn how features are distributed, how to analyze the pattern created by the features, and how to determine the relationships between them. Four general statistical concepts are discussed, including testing statistical significance, defining spatial neighborhoods and weights, and using statistics with spatial data. Advice on determining which statistical tool to use in a given situation is also provided.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589481169
Publisher:
ESRI Press
Publication date:
07/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
252
Sales rank:
1,021,142
Product dimensions:
7.58(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Acknowledgmentsix
Chapter 1Introducing Spatial Measurements and Statistics1
What are spatial measurements and statistics?2
Geographic analysis with statistics6
Understanding data distributions13
Chapter 2Measuring Geographic Distributions21
Why measure geographic distributions?22
Finding the center26
Measuring the compactness of the distribution39
Measuring orientation and direction45
References and further reading61
Testing statistical significance63
Chapter 3Identifying Patterns71
Why identify geographic patterns?72
Using statistics to identify patterns75
Measuring the pattern of feature locations80
Measuring the spatial pattern of feature values104
References and further reading133
Defining spatial neighborhoods and weights135
Chapter 4Identifying Clusters147
Why identify spatial clusters?148
Using statistics to identify clusters149
Finding clusters of features152
Finding clusters of similar values163
References and further reading181
Using statistics with geographic data183
Chapter 5Analyzing Geographic Relationships191
Why analyze geographic relationships?192
Using statistics to analyze relationships196
Identifying geographic relationships203
Analyzing geographic processes210
References and further reading227
Data credits229
Software credits231
Index235

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