Journal Article

Problems of Data Organization and Analytical Methods in Geography

Brian J. L. Berry
Journal of the American Statistical Association
Vol. 66, No. 335 (Sep., 1971), pp. 510-523
DOI: 10.2307/2283518
https://www.jstor.org/stable/2283518
Page Count: 14
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Abstract

A paradigm is offered for understanding the interlocking modes of data analysis that have come to characterize geography as a result of its recent "quantitative revolution." Among the most serious new problems to emerge have been those related to autocorrelation in spatial series. Two cases are discussed: spatial point processes in the plane, and generalized contiguity in continuous spatial series. In both cases the stationarity assumption is questioned, and an alternative formulation using diffusion theory is proposed.