GIS and exploratory spatial data analysis: an overview of some research issues

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Abstract

Much has recently been written about the need to embed into GIS greater analytical capabilities than currently exist. However, relatively little has been written about the types of analytical capabilities that are most suited to a GIS environment; an environment which can be characterised as data-rich and primarily visual. Similarly, relatively little thought seems to have been given to what, if any, advantages arise from performing spatial analysis on a GIS. This paper explores both of these issues with the conclusion that the routines that stand to profit most from being run within a GIS are those termed "exploratory' rather than their "confirmatory' counterparts. Several issues in the development of exploratory spatial data analysis on a GIS are addressed. -Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGeographical Systems
Pages315-327
Number of pages13
Volume1
Edition4
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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    Fotheringham, S., & Charlton, M. (1994). GIS and exploratory spatial data analysis: an overview of some research issues. In Geographical Systems (4 ed., Vol. 1, pp. 315-327)