Spatial and Spatiotemporal Data Mining

SHASHI SHEKHAR, Ranga Raju Vatsavai

May 15, 2017 Forthcoming by Chapman and Hall/CRC
Reference - 300 Pages - 100 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439814185 - CAT# K10726
Series: Chapman & Hall/CRC Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Series

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  • Provides a self-contained introduction to spatial data mining, with detailed algorithm descriptions and pseudo code for representative algorithms •
  • Emphasizes the peculiarities of spatial data, compares and contrasts spatial data with general data mining algorithms, and shows how ignoring spatial aspects leads to errors and potentially wrong conclusions
  • Presents ample examples and case studies
  • Focuses on unifying terminology and presenting main concepts in easy and accessible manner for this multi-disciplinary field
  • Includes exercises and project ideas, along with a dedicated website with lecture notes, data, and software for key algorithms, making the book useful as a textbook


A collaborative effort between a leading academician who has laid foundation to the spatial data mining and a research scientist from a prestigious national laboratory who has over a decade of interdisciplinary research experience, this book covers not only concepts and algorithms, but also includes appropriate examples and exercises suitable for classroom teaching. Although an edited book with chapters written by eminent scholars or experts, the editors have carefully kept the flavor of a textbook. It covers the breadth and depth of the field, including theory and practice, with ample examples and exercises.