Gis And Spatial Statistics

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GIS and Spatial Statistics
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Module Content
  • Unit 1. GIS
    GIS concepts: GIS definitions, GIS applications in urban planning and environmental management, GIS software.
  • Representing geographic features: Primitive elements (point, line, and polygon); vector data structures; raster data structures; layers.
  • Spatial data and sources: data definition, types, format, standard, conversion, precision and accuracy.
  • Data entry and preparation: creating and editing features and attributes, data cleaning, topology, GPS data collection, recording and integration, data quality.
  • Map projections and transformation, geo-referencing of data.
  • Practicals: Introduction ArcGIS GIS (ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcToolbox), Open source GIS softwares
  • Unit 2: Spatial statistics
    Introduction to spatial statistics: point level models, areal (lattice) models, spatial point processes
  • Estimation and modelling of spatial correlations: estimating variogram, fitting parametric models (matern class), maximum likelihood estimation, restricted maximum likelihood
  • Spatial prediction and Interpolation (kriging): spatial regression, kriging, frequentist corrections for unknown covariance structure, model misspecification in kriging