Spatial statistics empowers you to answer questions confidently and make important decisions using more than simple visual analysis.
Thanks to the data and computational power now at our fingertips, data science is in every aspect of our lives. But with so many algorithms and buzzwords floating around, where do you start to solve complex problems or figure out where to go next?
There has never been a more exciting time to learn about spatial statistics. Spatial statistics uses an aspect of geography that helps you quantify patterns and relationships so that you can feel confident in your analysis.
Spatial Statistics Illustrated is the introductory book for learning the use of spatial statistics in ArcGIS, Esri’s premier desktop geographic information system (GIS) technology.
With approachable explanations and uncomplicated drawings, Spatial Statistics Illustrated gives you a broad understanding of some of the most widely used ArcGIS spatial statistics tools, including how they work and when to use them. In a friendly, conversational tone, the authors (both employees at Esri) share techniques that can help you explore your data in meaningful ways; quantify patterns and relationships; understand trends, and make data-driven, informed, and impactful decisions.
This book has something for everyone analyzing data, including:
- seasoned data scientists looking to explore the value that spatial analysis offers
- GIS analysts looking to expand their spatial statistics skill set
- new GIS users discovering the value of spatial statistics
Spatial Statistics Illustrated is a perfect complement to more traditional, technical statistics and spatial statistics texts and is also ideal as supplemental reading for academic courses.
Based on the popular series of Spatial Statistics workshops presented by the authors at the annual Esri User Conference, Spatial Statistics Illustrated welcomes readers into the unparalleled world of spatial statistics.