Spatial Analysis Using Big Data: Methods and Urban Applications helps readers understand the most powerful, state-of-the-art spatial econometric methods, focusing particularly on urban research problems. The methods represent a cluster of potentially transformational socio-economic modeling tools that allow researchers to capture real-time and high-resolution information to potentially reveal new socioeconomic dynamics within urban populations. Each method, written by leading exponents of the discipline, uses real-time urban big data to solve research problems in spatial science. Urban applications of these methods are provided in unsurpassed depth, with chapters on surface temperature mapping, view value analysis, community clustering and spatial-social networks, among many others.
- Reviews some of the most powerful and challenging modern methods to study big data problems in spatial science
- Provides computer codes written in R, MATLAB and Python to help implement methods
- Applies these methods to common problems observed in urban and regional economics
Table of Contents
Part 1. Introduction
Part 2. Methods for big spatial data analysis 1. Spatial statistics and data assimilation 2. Spatial and temporal statistical models 3. Spatial econometrics and social interaction models 4. Spatial clustering models 5. Complex network models 6. Spatial mobility data models 7. Land use and transport models 8. Land use scenario visualization tools
Part 3. Urban applications of big spatial data analysis 9. Surface temperature mapping for heat wave risk management 10. Spatial heat-wave assessments using Geo-tagged Twitter data 11. Assimilation of cell phone mobility data for agent based simulation 12. Spatial-social network analysis of the patent data 13. CO2 emission mapping using human sensor data 14. Optimal community clustering for sharing economy 15. View value analysis using 3D urban structure data 16. Big Spatial Data Analysis: case studies in New York 17. Big Spatial Data Analysis: case studies in London