GeoDa Center Releases Geospace Alpha
The GeoDa Center for Geospatial Analysis and Computation, a research unit closely affiliated with the school, has just released a new software tool, GeoDaSpace (alpha version).
GeoDaSpace extends the spatial regression modeling options of GeoDa and OpenGeoDa tools through recently developed advanced spatial estimators. These new estimators control for both spatial autocorrelation and heteroskedasticity.
GeoDa and OpenGeoDa are used in fields from archaeology to zoology, with concentrations in epidemiology, criminology, ecology, and real estate economics. GeoDa uses spatial models to analyze relationships between variables such as cancer incidence and access to health services, malaria clusters and poverty, and food deserts and obesity. In real estate economics, spatial models are frequently used for house price estimation, while ecologists often analyze forest conservation, loss of endangered species, and human-animal conflicts with these spatial methods.
For more information, see:
- GeoDa Center Releases Geospace Alpha, GeoDa Center web site, January 16, 2012
- Publications Using GeoDa Center Software, GeoDaCenter web site