Understanding Statistics in GIS: An Interview with Dr. Lauren Scott

In the March 2010 issue of GeoSpatial Today magazine, I interview Dr. Lauren Scott about statistics in GIS. An excerpt:

Matt Artz (MA): We hear about statistics, spatial statistics, geostatistics…can you please explain the difference between these terms?

Dr. Lauren Scott (LS): Traditional (non-spatial) statistics are trying to address two different kinds of questions. In first case, we have a large set of values and we use descriptive statistics to try to summarize those data values. In the second case, we have a thousand samples; how reflective are those thousand samples of the broader population? Those types of statistics use probability theory.”

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  2. Dear sir
    Could you kindly send me question with model answer to help me with reserch about GIS interview.

    thank you for your kind assistance
    marwad

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