Models for Spatial Data

The third and largest part of this book is dedicated to statistical modelling of spatial data. It is now obvious that a complete and comprehensive treatment of this topic that also includes instructions about the use of computational software in a single book is an impossible task; the spatstat book (Baddeley, Rubak, and Turner 2015) uses 1000 pages for this, and does not include spatiotemporal point patterns. We focus on the three “classic” spatial statistics topics: analysis of point patterns (Chapter 11), geostatistical data (Chapter 12, Chapter 13), and lattice (areal) data (Chapter 14, Chapter 15, Chapter 16, Chapter 17), and attempt to refer to further literature on methods and software implementations in R.