Quotation Fischer, Manfred M. 2015. Spatial analysis in geography. In: International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 23 (2nd edition), Hrsg. Wright, J. D. , 94-99. Philadelphia: Elsevier.




This article reviews some of the special properties of spatial data and the ways in which these properties have influenced developments in spatial data analysis. The discussion focuses on exploratory and model-driven (confirmatory) modes of analyzing spatial data, in particular spatial point patterns and area data, which occupy a prominent position in social science research. The article concludes with a brief discussion of some key areas in which the field of spatial data analysis has been growing in recent years.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Chapter in edited volume
Language English
Title Spatial analysis in geography
Title of whole publication International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 23 (2nd edition)
Editor Wright, J. D.
Page from 94
Page to 99
Location Philadelphia
Publisher Elsevier
Year 2015
URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B978008097086872054X
ISBN 978-0080970875


Fischer, Manfred M. (Details)
Institute for Economic Geography and GIScience IN (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1807 Economic geography (Details)
1810 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (Details)
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