Applied Spatial Data Analysis with R (Roger S. Bivand, et al)

 
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Applied Spatial Data Analysis with R (Roger S. Bivand, et al)

There are two main sections in Applied Spatial Data Analysis with R, the first introduces R packages, functions, classes, and techniques for processing spatial data. Users who need to access and visualize spatial data will find this section interesting.

The interface between R and the free GRASS GIS as well as data input and export for a variety of file formats for spatial data are discussed in detail. Spatial point pattern analysis, interpolation and geostatistics, areal data analysis, and disease mapping are only a few of the more specialized types of spatial data analysis that are highlighted in the second section. The examples utilized are mostly taken from the literature on spatial statistics and the methods of spatial data analysis cover a span from traditional techniques to recent innovations.

All the examples can be run using R-contributed packages available from the CRAN website, with code and additional data sets from the book's own website.

This book will interest researchers who intend to use R to handle, visualize, and analyze spatial data. It will also be of interest to spatial data analysts who do not use R, but who are interested in the practical aspects of implementing software for spatial data analysis. It is a suitable companion book for introductory spatial statistics courses and for applied methods courses in a wide range of subjects using spatial data, including human and physical geography, geographical information systems, the environmental sciences, ecology, public health and disease control, economics, public administration, and political science.

The authors have written and maintained software for spatial data handling and analysis with R in concert since 2003.

Ebook Details

About the Authors
  • Roger Bivand is a Professor of Geography in the Department of Economics at Norges Handelshoyskole, Bergen, Norway.
  • Edzer Pebesma is Professor of Geoinformatics at Westfalische Wilhelms-Universitat, Munster, Germany.
  • Virgilio Gomez-Rubio is a Research Associate in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom.
Publisher
Published
Published Date / Year
1 edition (August 14, 2008)
Hardcover
378 pages
eBook Format
Online, PDF (11.23 MB)
ISBN-10
0387781706
ISBN-13
978-0387781709

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