An Overview and Some Concluding Remarks


Now that we have concluded our discussion of selected geostatistical methods, we move on to some general considerations. To preclude any misunderstanding, we repeat here that the term “geostatistical” refers to geographical-statistical methods and not to geological-statistical methods, as developed by Mathéron and his followers. The methods described in this volume have been selected in the hope that they will be of help in various fields of basic and applied research that deal with spatial distributions of populations, subpopulations, territories, and subterritories. They may contribute in exploration, first orientation, description, and analysis of geographical-statistical data and in the formulation and checking of hypotheses. They can also facilitate the condensation and presentation-micro- and macrogeo- graphically-of the principal information obtainable from bulky data, specified by many small and irregular territorial units.


Minimal Distance Geostatistical Method Territorial Unit Standard Distance Relative Scatter 
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