A Multi-Varient Non-Statistical Model For Applied Spatial Analysis

Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ASC Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, Nov 04, 2009

Harvey Morley

“Many techniques associated with spatial analysis are still in their infancy. Others have existed for centuries. In the sixth century B.C. the Sun Zi Bing Fa, a military treatise on the conduct of war was written by Chinese general Sun Tzu. In it he specifically identifies the need to review and carefully analyze the variables associated with six types of terrain prior to launching an offensive. On a more contemporary basis public health map based spatial analysis was used in the early 19th century, prior to the allocation of scarce resources (including law enforcement), to identify vectors associated with a cholera outbreak, prior to allocating resources for its containment. This paper explores the use of non statistical spatial mapping as tool for developing planning models for law enforcement resource allocation.”