1853[ai-geostats] Regression vs. Kriging vs. Simulation vs. IDW
- Dec 31, 2004Hello everyone,
I apologize if this question is too elementary for this list;
I want to understand the key differences between linear regression,
kriging, conditional simulation and other interpolation techniques such as
IDW or splines in the analyses of spatial data. I would like to know the
assumptions, strengths and weaknesses of each method, and when one method
should be preferred to another. I browsed the archives and looked at some
of the on-line papers, but they are written at a level beyond my own
current understanding. It seems to me that this would be a great topic for
the first chapter of an introductory spatial analysis textbook. Can anyone
recommend any basic textbooks or references on this topic?
Any assistance you can offer would be appreciated.
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