Spatial Data Mining : Essentials of Cluster Analysis
Whenever we look at a map, it is natural for us to organize, group, differentiate, and cluster what we see to help us make better sense of it. This session will explore the powerful Spatial Statistics techniques designed to do just that: Hot Spot Analysis and Cluster and Outlier Analysis. We will demonstrate how these techniques work and how they can be used to identify significant patterns in our data. We will explore the different questions that each tool can answer, best practices for running the tools, and strategies for interpreting and sharing results. This comprehensive introduction to cluster analysis will prepare you with the knowledge necessary to turn your spatial data into useful information for better decision making.