What is Geospatial Analysis online?

Geospatial Analysis online is a free web-based resource. It provides a comprehensive guide to concepts, methods and tools, with many examples being provided using a variety of software tools such as ArcGIS, Idrisi, Grass, Surfer and many others to clarify the concepts discussed

Click here for the free Geospatial Analysis book online (best viewed on a desktop, laptop or tablet screen)

Who is Geospatial Analysis for?

This website has been designed for use by Undergraduates and Postgraduates studying GIS and Geospatial Analysis as a component of their specific discipline (e.g. social sciences, earth sciences, life sciences, engineers), and for Professionals working in the Geospatial field

Click here for a 60 page PDF preview

Course Tutors can request a free copy of the special PDF version here - please provide course details and a link to the relevant course page. For other enquiries please Contact us by email. Please also see our companion "Statistical Analysis" free web-based resource, www.statsref.com
Topics covered in detail include:
  • Geospatial analysis concepts
  • Analytical methodologies and model building
  • Core components of geospatial analysis, including distance and directional analysis, geometrical processing, map algebra, and grid models
  • Exploratory Spatial and Spatio-temporal Data Analysis (ESDA, ESTDA) and spatial statistics, including spatial autocorrelation and spatial regression
  • Surface analysis, including surface form and flow analysis, gridding and interpolation methods, and visibility analysis
  • Network and locational analysis, including shortest path calculation, travelling salesman problems, facility location and arc routing
  • Geocomputational methods, including agent-based modelling, artifical neural networks and evolutionary computing
  • Big Data - lessons for researchers

"Written in an engaging and accessible manner, this book does a marvelous job of balancing its coverage on principles, techniques, and software tools for spatial analysis. ... It is truly a tour de force of geospatial analysis and is likely to become a classic ...I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in learning about the latest developments in geospatial analysis and modeling."
Prof D Z Sui, Review in: Annals, Association of American Geographers

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