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Spatial analysis often uses methods adapted from conventional analysis to address problems in which spatial location is the most important explanatory variable. This online course, is directed particularly to students with backgrounds in either computing or statistics but who lack a background in the necessary geospatial concepts.

Spatial Statistics with Geographic Information Systems will explain and give examples of the analysis that can be conducted in a geographic information system such as ArcGIS or Mapinfo. The motivation is simple: it is one thing to run a GIS, but quite another to use it analytically to help answer questions such as:

  • Is there an unusual cluster of crimes/cases of a disease here that we need to worry about?
  • Do these data show variation across the country that I need to know about?
  • What is the most probable air temperature here?

Course Program:

  • WEEK 1: Some Basics
  • WEEK 2: The Analysis of Patterns in Point Data
  • WEEK 3: The Analysis of Patterns in Area Data
  • WEEK 4: The Analysis of Continuous Field Data

Important Date:

April 08, 2016 to May 06, 2016


4 Weeks

Time Requirement:

About 15 hours per week, at times of  your choosing.


INR – 37,740 (assuming $ = INR 60)

Part Time/Full Time:

Part Time

Analysts and researchers who need to know how to use and interpret the data from Geographic Information Systems (GIS’s), including those in environmental analysis and management, banking, insurance, logistics, law enforcement services, defense, media, real estate, retail and more

  • David Unwin
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