By Matthew J. Gibney, Randall Hansen
Integrating a dialogue of the appliance of quantitative tools with sensible examples, this publication explains the philosophy of the recent quantitative methodologies and contrasts them with the tools linked to geography's |Quantitative Revolution' of the Sixties. Key matters mentioned comprise: the character of recent quantitative geography; spatial facts; geographical info structures; visualization; local research; aspect trend research; spatial regression; and statistical inference. Concluding with a evaluation of versions utilized in spatial thought, the authors talk about the present demanding situations to s. Read more...
content material: hide; Contents; Preface; 1 setting up the limits; 2 Spatial facts; three The function of Geographical info structures; four Exploring Spatial information Visually; five neighborhood research; 6 element development research; 7 Spatial Regression and Geostatistical types; eight Statistical Inference for Spatial information; nine Spatial Modelling and the Evolution of Spatial idea; 10 demanding situations in Spatial facts research; Bibliography; Index;
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Immigration and asylum: from 1900 to the present, Volume 1 by Matthew J. Gibney, Randall Hansen