Spatial Interaction and Spatial Autocorrelation: A Cross-Product Approach

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


A cross-product statistic is used to demonstrate that spatial interaction models are a special case of a general model of spatial autocorrelation. A series of traditional measures of spatial autocorrelation is shown to have a cross-product form. Several interaction models are shown to have a similar form. A general spatial statistic is developed which indicates that the relationship between the two types of models is particularly strong when the focus is on measurements from a single point.


Spatial Autocorrelation Gravity Model Spatial Interaction Spatial Weight Matrix Spatial Interaction Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeographySan Diego State UniversitySan DiegoUSA

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