The ESRI Guide To GIS Analysis

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  • Copyright: 2005-07-30
  • Publisher: Esri Pr

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In The ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis, Volume 1, author Andy Mitchell showed how the creation and visual study of maps could be used to analyze spatial relationships between things that happen or exist in the world and their relative locations. But when the phenomena under study become complex, and the datasets huge, visual analysis alone tells only part of the story.

Author Biography

Andy Mitchell is a technical writer with more than 20 years experience in GIS. He is the author of The ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis, Volume 1: Geographic Patterns and Relationships and Zeroing In and the coauthor of Getting Started with ArcGIS. He lives in Santa Barbara, California.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introducing Spatial Measurements and Statisticsp. 1
What are spatial measurements and statistics?p. 2
Geographic analysis with statisticsp. 6
Understanding data distributionsp. 13
Measuring Geographic Distributionsp. 21
Why measure geographic distributions?p. 22
Finding the centerp. 26
Measuring the compactness of the distributionp. 39
Measuring orientation and directionp. 45
References and further readingp. 61
Testing statistical significancep. 63
Identifying Patternsp. 71
Why identify geographic patterns?p. 72
Using statistics to identify patternsp. 75
Measuring the pattern of feature locationsp. 80
Measuring the spatial pattern of feature valuesp. 104
References and further readingp. 133
Defining spatial neighborhoods and weightsp. 135
Identifying Clustersp. 147
Why identify spatial clusters?p. 148
Using statistics to identify clustersp. 149
Finding clusters of featuresp. 152
Finding clusters of similar valuesp. 163
References and further readingp. 181
Using statistics with geographic datap. 183
Analyzing Geographic Relationshipsp. 191
Why analyze geographic relationships?p. 192
Using statistics to analyze relationshipsp. 196
Identifying geographic relationshipsp. 203
Analyzing geographic processesp. 210
References and further readingp. 227
Data creditsp. 229
Software creditsp. 231
Indexp. 235
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