Local measures of spatial association

  title={Local measures of spatial association},
  author={Barry Boots},
  pages={168 - 176}
  • B. Boots
  • Published 1 January 2002
  • Economics
  • Écoscience
Abstract A fundamental concern in analyzing a spatial data set is to identify the presence and nature of spatial autocorrelation. Global measures can be used to summarize the typical features of spatial autocorrelation for the entire data set. However, if the data set has large spatial coverage, it is likely that there will be one or more subareas, possibly of variable sizes and shapes, that are different from the typical situation. Further, unless prior information is available, we are… 

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