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    Local Forms of Spatial Analysis

    Fotheringham, Stewart and Brunsdon, Chris (1999) Local Forms of Spatial Analysis. Geographical Analysis, 31 (4). pp. 340-358. ISSN 1538-4632

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    Local forms of spatial analysis focus on exceptions to the general trends represented by more traditional global forms of spatial analysis. There is currently a rapid expansion in the development of such techniques but their history almost exactly parallels that of Geographical Analysis, with the first examples of local analysis appearing in the late 1960s. Indeed, Geographical Analysis has published many of the significant contributions in this field. This paper reviews the development of local forms of spatial analysis and assesses the current situation. Following a discussion on the nature and importance of local analysis, examples are given of local forms of point pattern analysis; local graphical approaches; local measures of spatial dependency; the spatial expansion method; adaptive filtering; multilevel modeling; geographically weighted regression; random coefficients models; autoregressive models; and local forms of spatial interaction models.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Local Forms; Spatial Analysis;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > National Centre for Geocomputation, NCG
    Item ID: 6175
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    Depositing User: Prof. Chris Brunsdon
    Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2015 11:38
    Journal or Publication Title: Geographical Analysis
    Publisher: Wiley
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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