Articles by Rstats on Jakub Nowosad's website

Information theory provides a consistent framework for the analysis of spatial patterns

June 24, 2019 | Rstats on Jakub Nowosad's website

Quantitative assessment of spatial patterns has been a keen interest of generations of spatial scientists and practitioners using spatial data. This post describes Information Theory-based metrics allowing for numerical description of spatial patterns. Each example is accompanied by an R code allowing for reproducing these results and encouraging to try ...
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GeoPAT2: Entropy calculations for local landscapes

January 19, 2019 | Rstats on Jakub Nowosad's website

Introduction GeoPAT 2 is an open-source software written in C and dedicated to pattern-based spatial and temporal analysis. Four main types of analysis available in GeoPAT 2 are (i) search, (ii) change detection, (iii) segmentation, and (iv) clustering. However, additional applications are also possible, including extracting information about spatial patterns. Global landscape ...
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Geocomputation with R – the afterword

December 11, 2018 | Rstats on Jakub Nowosad's website

I am extremely proud to announce that Geocomputation with R is complete. It took Robin, Jannes, and me almost 2 years of collaborative planning, writing, refinement, and deployment to make the book available for anyone interested in open source, command-line approaches for handling geographic data. We’re very happy that it’...
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How much our maps are distorted?

October 15, 2018 | Rstats on Jakub Nowosad's website

Last week Neil Kaye tweeted: Animating the Mercator projection to the true size of each country in relation to all the others.Focusing on a single country helps to see effect best.#dataviz #maps #GIS #projectionmapping #mapping— Neil Kaye (@neilrkaye) October 12, 2018 This, of course, provoked ...
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sabre: or how to compare two maps?

September 9, 2018 | Rstats on Jakub Nowosad's website

Creating or determination of regions is a useful way to describe the world. Regionalization does not only allow for a quicker understanding of spatial patterns but also can influence how regions are managed. Regions are created in various disciplines. We can delineate regions based on a single property (e.g. ...
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