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GeoDa: An Introduction to Spatial Data Analysis

  • Luc AnselinEmail author
  • Ibnu Syabri
  • Youngihn Kho
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Abstract

The development of specialized software for spatial data analysis has seen rapid growth since the lack of such tools was lamented in the late 1980s by Haining (1989) and cited as a major impediment to the adoption and use of spatial statistics by GIS researchers. Initially, attention tended to focus on conceptual issues, such as how to integrate spatial statistical methods and a GIS environment (loosely vs. tightly coupled, embedded vs. modular, etc.), and which techniques would be most fruitfully included in such a framework. Familiar reviews of these issues are represented in, among others, Anselin and Getis (1992), Goodchild et al. (1992), Fischer and Nijkamp (1993), Fotheringham and Rogerson (1993, 1994), Fischer et al. (1996), and Fischer and Getis (1997). Today, the situation is quite different, and a fairly substantial collection of spatial data analysis software is readily available, ranging from niche programs, customized scripts and extensions for commercial statistical and GIS packages, to a burgeoning open source effort using software environments such as R, Java and Python. This is exemplified by the growing contents of the software tools clearing house maintained by the U.S.- based Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science [CSISS] (see http://www.csiss.org/clearinghouse/).

Keywords

Spatial Regression Dynamic Graphic Spatial Data Analysis Spatial Autocorrelation Analysis Spatial Outlier 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Director of the GeoDa Center for Geospatial Analysis and ComputationArizona State UniversityTempeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Agricultural and Consumer EconomicsUniversity of IllinoisUrbana-ChampaignUSA
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of IllinoisUrbana-ChampaignUSA

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