• Types of Scale

    When you read the phrases “large scale” or “small scale,” do you know what they mean? Sometimes “large scale” is describing a large area and sometimes it is describing a small area, depending on if the author was thinking about process scale or cartographic scale. This is a problem for communication. In this post I describe the different types of scale that geographers recognize, which will hopefully encourage others to be specific when they are discussing scale.

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  • Fundamentals of Spatial Prediction

    In the process of creating a map, geographers often have to engage in the activity of spatial prediction. Although there are many tools we use to accomplish this task, they generally boil down to the use of one or two fundamental concepts: spatial association and spatial autocorrelation.

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