Particular emphasis is put on spatial data compilation and the structuring of the connections between the observations. Descriptive analysis methods of spatial data are presented in order to identify and measure the spatial, global and local dependency.
The authors then focus on autoregressive spatial models, to control the problem of spatial dependency between the residues of a basic linear statistical model, thereby contravening one of the basic hypotheses of the ordinary least squares approach.
This book is a popularized reference for students looking to work with spatialized data, but who do not have the advanced statistical theoretical basics.
Keywords: Numerical Methods & Algorithms, Spatial and Spatio-temporal Data Analysis, Spatial Relationships, Spatial Dependence Between Observations, Spatial Autocorrelation, Spatial Data, Autoregressive Spatial Models