UCSB 2010 July 19–July 23, 2010: Santa Barbara, CA
Spatial Pattern Analysis
The main approaches to spatial pattern analysis include exploratory spatial data analysis (ESDA), spatial statistics, geostatistics, and spatial econometrics. This workshop will cover each of these four areas with an emphasis on spatial point pattern analysis and geostatistics, focusing on applications of spatial pattern analysis in a geographic information systems environment. The workshop will feature a series of lectures on spatial pattern analysis, exercises demonstrating the principles outlined in the lectures, and data exploration based on current projects concerned with spatial patterns relating to various demographic, behavioral, and economic phenomena. Lectures will emphasize the fundamental principles and examples of the use of spatial pattern analysis for the help it gives toward the solution of important societal questions. Demonstrating concepts covered in the lectures, exercises will utilize a variety of software tools including ArcGIS 9.x, Point Pattern Analysis, and GeoDa software, among others. The data exploration portion of the workshop will consist of GIS-based analyses of spatial data drawing on studies of crime within an urban environment (Arthur Getis), the spread of infectious diseases such as dengue fever in the tropics (Jared Aldstadt), and the diffusion of fertility decline in a third-world setting (John Weeks).
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