Spatial Analysis

From IMSMA Wiki
Revision as of 11:31, 11 August 2016 by Wpedersen (talk | contribs)
Jump to: navigation, search

Map by Dr.John Snow, showing clusters of cholera cases in the 1854 Broad Street cholera outbreak. This was one of the first uses of map-based spatial analysis.

Spatial Analysis is the process of manipulating spatial information to extract new information and meaning from spatial data. It is a type of geographical analysis done using a GIS which seeks to explain the patterns and relationships between objects or in an area, to better understand and visualize information and data, bringing a holistic understanding of a given situation.

Geospatial Analysis - A comprehensive guide

Understanding Spatial Relationships and Patterns