Geostatistics

Geostatistics is a branch of statistics focusing on spatial or spatiotemporal datasets. Developed originally to predict probability distributions of ore grades for mining operations, it is currently applied in diverse disciplines including petroleum geology, hydrogeology, hydrology, meteorology, oceanography, geochemistry, geometallurgy, geography, forestry, environmental control, landscape ecology, soil science, and agriculture (esp. in precision farming). Geostatistics is applied in varied branches of geography, particularly those involving the spread of diseases (epidemiology), the practice of commerce and military planning (logistics), and the development of efficient spatial networks. Geostatistical algorithms are incorporated in many places, including geographic information systems (GIS) and the R statistical environment.

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Georges Matheron - Books By Matheron
1962–63, where Matheron lays the fundamental tools of linear geostatistics variography, variances of estimation and dispersion, and kriging ... of regionalised variables and its applications, 1971, a reference book on geostatistics for students and researchers. 1989, ISBN 978-0-387-50087-4, a newer reference book on geostatistics ...
Geostatistics - Related Software
... The R programming language has around 20 other packages dedicated to geostatistics, and around 30 dedicated to other areas of spatial statistics ...
Geometallurgy - Geostatistics
... Classical geostatistics require that the estimation variable be additive, and there is currently some debate on the additive nature of the ...
Geography - Techniques - Quantitative Methods
... Geostatistics deal with quantitative data analysis, specifically the application of statistical methodology to the exploration of geographic phenomena ... Geostatistics is used extensively in a variety of fields, including hydrology, geology, petroleum exploration, weather analysis, urban planning, logistics, and epidemiology ... The mathematical basis for geostatistics derives from cluster analysis, linear discriminant analysis and non-parametric statistical tests, and a variety of other subjects ...
Geographic Information System - GIS Techniques and Technology - Spatial Analysis With GIS - Geostatistics
... Geostatistics is a branch of statistics that deals with field data, spatial data with a continuous index ...