Spatio-Temporal Data

  • Roger S. Bivand
  • Edzer Pebesma
  • Virgilio Gómez-Rubio
Part of the Use R! book series (USE R, volume 10)


Observations refer to properties or qualities at particular locations in space and moments in time. In many cases, locations and/or times are not taken into account explicitly, because they are not relevant. In other cases, they are. Most of this book addresses the case where spatial location matters, and temporal variation is not present or ignored. Texts on time series analysis mostly do the reverse. This chapter will address first steps in handling spatio-temporal data, and analysing them.


Aggregation Function Earth Quake Time Instance Spatial Object Time Series Plot 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger S. Bivand
    • 1
  • Edzer Pebesma
    • 2
  • Virgilio Gómez-Rubio
    • 3
  1. 1.Norwegian School of EconomicsBergenNorway
  2. 2.Westfälische Wilhelms-UniversitätMünsterGermany
  3. 3.Department of MathematicsUniversidad de Castilla-La ManchaAlbaceteSpain

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