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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.

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