National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis
Unit 128 - Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis
- Author(s): 128, CC in GIScience
- Haining, Robert
- Wise, Stephen
- Editor(s): Goodchild, Michael F.
- Kemp, Karen K.
- et al.
This unit explains the purpose of exploratory data analysis and exploratory spatial data analysis (ESDA); the model which underlies statistical ESDA; the importance of cartographical, graphical and tabular tools in processing geographical data for ESDA; a range of ESDA techniques and their use in analyzing geographical data; and the limitations of current GIS software for undertaking ESDA.