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The SAGE Handbook of Spatial Analysis

The SAGE Handbook of Spatial Analysis

Edited by:
  • A Stewart Fotheringham - National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland
  • Peter A Rogerson - Arizona State University, USA, State University of New York, Buffalo, USA, University of Buffalo, USA

December 2008 | 528 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The widespread use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) has significantly increased the demand for knowledge about spatial analytical techniques across a range of disciplines. As growing numbers of researchers realise they are dealing with spatial data, the demand for specialised statistical and mathematical methods designed to deal with spatial data is undergoing a rapid increase.

Responding to this demand, The Handbook of Spatial Analysis is a comprehensive and authoritative discussion of issues and techniques in the field of Spatial Data Analysis. Its principal focus is on:

• why the analysis of spatial data needs separate treatment

• the main areas of spatial analysis

• the key debates within spatial analysis

• examples of the application of various spatial analytical techniques

• problems in spatial analysis

• areas for future research

Aimed at an international audience of academics, The Handbook of Spatial Analysis will also prove essential to graduate level students and researchers in government agencies and the private sector.


Stewart Fotheringham and Peter A Rogerson
The Special Nature of Spatial Data

Robert Haining
The Role of GIS

David Martin
Geovisualisation and Geovisual Analytics

Urška Demšar
Availability of Spatial Data Mining Techniques

Shashi Shekhar et al
Spatial Autocorrelation

Marie-José Fortin and Mark R T Dale
The Modifiable Areal Unit Problem (MAUP)

David Wong
Spatial Weights

Robin Dubin
Geostatistics and Spatial Interpolation

Peter M Atkinson and Christopher D Lloyd
Spatial Sampling

Eric Delmelle
Statistical Inference for Geographical Processes

Chris Brunsdon
Fuzzy Sets in Spatial Analysis

Vincent B Robinson
Geographically Weighted Regression

Stewart Fotheringham
Spatial Regression

Luc Anselin
Spatial Microsimulation

D Ballas and G P Clarke
Detection of Clustering in Spatial Data

Lance Waller
Bayesian Spatial Analysis

Andrew B Lawson and Sudipto Banerjee
Monitoring Changes in Spatial Patterns

Peter A Rogerson
Case-Control Clustering for Mobile Populations

Geoffrey M Jacquez and Jaymie R Meliker
Neural Networks for Spatial Data Analysis

Manfred M Fischer

Harvey J Miller
Applied Retail Location Models Using Spatial Interaction Tools

Morton E O'Kelly
Spatial Analysis on a Network

Atsuyuki Okabe and Toshiaki Satoh
Challenges in Spatial Analysis

Michael F Goodchild
The Future for Spatial Analysis

Reginald G Golledge

"The text offers a solid platform for senior and graduate student research projects, and educators will also find it useful for updating course materials and developing practical applications from the examples, references, and other material."

Robert J. Legg
Northern Michigan University

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ISBN: 9781412910828

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