Perspectives on Spatial Data Analysis

  • Luc Anselin
  • Sergio J. Rey

Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Spatial Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 22-22
    2. Luc Anselin, Sergio J. Rey
      Pages 1-20
    3. Manfred M. Fischer, Martin Reismann, Thomas Scherngell
      Pages 61-79
  3. Pattern Analysis

  4. Local Statistics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 126-126
    2. Arthur Getis, Jared Aldstadt
      Pages 147-163
  5. Applications

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 257-290

About this book


This book takes both a retrospective and prospective view of the field of spatial analysis by combining selected reprints of classic articles by Arthur Getis with current observations by leading experts in the field. Four main aspects are highlighted, dealing with spatial analysis, pattern analysis, local statistics as well as illustrative empirical applications. Researchers and students will gain an appreciation of  Getis' methodological contributions  to spatial analysis and the broad impact of the methods he has helped pioneer on an impressively broad array of  disciplines including spatial epidemiology, demography, economics, and ecology. The volume is a compilation of high impact original contributions, as evidenced by citations, and the latest thinking on the field by leading scholars. This makes the book ideal for advanced seminars and courses in spatial analysis as well as a key resource for researchers seeking a comprehensive overview of recent advances and future directions in the field.


GIS Pattern Recognition Point Pattern Analysis Spatial Analysis Spatial Statistics data analysis statistical analysis statistics

Editors and affiliations

  • Luc Anselin
    • 1
  • Sergio J. Rey
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Geographical SciencesArizona State UniversityTempeU.S.A.
  2. 2.School of Geographical SciencesArizona State UniversityTempeU.S.A.

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