Spatial Prediction and Trend Analysis
Spatial trend predictive modeling (Ester et alí97):
- Characterize centers: local max of non-spatial attribute
- Determine trend of non-spatial attribute moving away from the centers
Example: Trend of unemployment rate change according to the distance to Munich.
Similar modeling can be used to study trend of temperature with the altitude, degree of pollution in relevance to the regions of population density, etc.