Introduction To Spatial Statistics Using R And ArcGIS Desktop/Qgis
This one day (8 hour) course is a hands on applied workshop designed to teach people how to correctly apply spatial statistics to spatial data. We will be using the open source statistical package “R” coupled with ArcGIS/QGIS. Topics that will be covered are: programming in “R”, Linear Regression, Spatial Weight Matrix creation, Moran’s I, General Least Squares (GLS), Variograms, Covariance functions, and spatial-temporal analysis.
At the end of the workshop attendees’ will be able to:
create a basic program in “R”,
assess and evaluate spatially correlated data, and
adjust statistical models for spatial autocorrelation.
This course is designed for beginners to experts. It would be helpful to have a basic understanding of statistics, ArcGIS, and some exposure to computer programming. As with most workshops the more one knows going into the course the more you will take home. This will be an all day workshop with breaks.
Programming in “R”
Spatial Weight Matrix
General Least Squares (GLS),