Spatial Data Analysis

Models, Methods and Techniques

  • Manfred M. Fischer
  • Jinfeng Wang

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Regional Science book series (BRIEFSREGION)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Manfred M. Fischer, Jinfeng Wang
    Pages 1-11
  3. The Analysis of Area Data

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Manfred M. Fischer, Jinfeng Wang
      Pages 15-29
    3. Manfred M. Fischer, Jinfeng Wang
      Pages 31-44
  4. The Analysis of Spatial Interaction Data

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-46
    2. Manfred M. Fischer, Jinfeng Wang
      Pages 47-59
    3. Manfred M. Fischer, Jinfeng Wang
      Pages 61-70
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 71-82

About this book


The availability of spatial databases and widespread use of geographic information systems has stimulated increasing interest in the analysis and modelling of spatial data. Spatial data analysis focuses on detecting patterns, and on exploring and modelling relationships between them in order to understand the processes responsible for their emergence. In this way, the role of space is emphasised , and our understanding of the working and representation of space, spatial patterns, and processes is enhanced. In applied research, the recognition of the spatial dimension often yields different and more meaningful results and helps to avoid erroneous conclusions. This book aims to provide an introduction into spatial data analysis to graduates interested in applied statistical research. The text has been structured from a data-driven rather than a theory-based perspective, and focuses on those models, methods and techniques which are both accessible and of practical use for graduate students. Exploratory techniques as well as more formal model-based approaches are presented, and both area data and origin-destination flow data are considered.


Area Data Origin-Destination Flow Data Spatial Analysis Spatial Econometrics Spatial Statistics

Authors and affiliations

  • Manfred M. Fischer
    • 1
  • Jinfeng Wang
    • 2
  1. 1.Business, Socio EconomicsVienna University of Economic andViennaAustria
  2. 2.IGSNRR, State Key Laboratory of Resources &Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina, People's Republic

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Manfred M. Fischer 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-21719-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-21720-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-0427
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-0435
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