The concepts involved in spatial statistics require a basic knowledge of GIS and statistics. It may be worth visiting our GIS information page first.
Spatial statistics is all about analysing data that has a spatial (location) characteristic to it. This type of analysis looks for patterns or correlation in recorded observations of some process that occurs across a space. There are two main forms of these data:
Some Spatial Statistics support is available through SPAN's representative Simon McDonald at CSU's Albury-Wodonga campus. Enquiries about courses available at CSU in Spatial Statistics should be directed to the School of Computing and Mathematics. Additional statistics support is available from CSU's Quantitative Consulting Unit on a collaboration or consultancy arrangement.
Training, software and support are available from SPAN. The software used for spatial statistics is R and is available for all CSU researchers.