Earth and Planetary Sciences

Applications of Spatial Statistics

Edited by Ming-Chih Hung, ISBN 978-953-51-2757-4, Print ISBN 978-953-51-2756-7, 154 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published November 02, 2016 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/61666
Edited Volume

Spatial statistics has been widely used in many environmental studies. This book is a collection of recent studies on applying spatial statistics in subjects such as demography, transportation, precision agriculture and ecology. Different subjects require different aspects of spatial statistics. In addition to quantitative statements from statistics and tests, visualization in forms of maps, drawings, and images are provided to illustrate the relationship between data and locations. This book will be valuable to researchers who are interested in applying statistics to spatial data, as well as graduate students who know statistics and want to explore how it can be applied to spatial data. With the processing part being simplified to several mouse clicks by commercial software, one should pay more attention to justification of using spatial statistics, as well as interpretation and assessment of the results. GIScience proves to be a useful tool in visualization of spatial data, and such useful technology should be utilized, as part, for the interpretation and assessment of the results.