Handbook of Spatial Statistics

Alan E. Gelfand, Peter Diggle, Peter Guttorp, Montserrat Fuentes

March 19, 2010 by CRC Press
Reference - 619 Pages - 137 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781420072877 - CAT# C7287
Series: Chapman & Hall/CRC Handbooks of Modern Statistical Methods

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  • Provides broad, thorough coverage of this vibrant area, from historical to contemporary topics
  • Focuses on continuous and discrete spatial variation, spatial point patterns, and spatio-temporal processes
  • Presents the theory and applications with real-world data examples
  • Explores the modeling advances, computational approaches, and new methodology that have emerged in recent years
  • Covers multivariate spatial process models, spatial aggregation, spatial misalignment, and spatial gradients in depth
  • Draws on contributions from highly regarded international experts


Assembling a collection of very prominent researchers in the field, the Handbook of Spatial Statistics presents a comprehensive treatment of both classical and state-of-the-art aspects of this maturing area. It takes a unified, integrated approach to the material, providing cross-references among chapters.

The handbook begins with a historical introduction detailing the evolution of the field. It then focuses on the three main branches of spatial statistics: continuous spatial variation (point referenced data); discrete spatial variation, including lattice and areal unit data; and spatial point patterns. The book also contains a section on space–time work as well as a section on important topics that build upon earlier chapters.

By collecting the major work in the field in one source, along with including an extensive bibliography, this handbook will assist future research efforts. It deftly balances theory and application, strongly emphasizes modeling, and introduces many real data analysis examples.


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