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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2015, 4(2), 815-836; doi:10.3390/ijgi4020815

Open Geospatial Analytics with PySAL

GeoDa Center for Geospatial Analysis and Computation, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University
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Received: 6 February 2015 / Revised: 1 April 2015 / Accepted: 20 April 2015 / Published: 13 May 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Open Geospatial Science and Applications)
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This article reviews the range of delivery platforms that have been developed for the PySAL open source Python library for spatial analysis. This includes traditional desktop software (with a graphical user interface, command line or embedded in a computational notebook), open spatial analytics middleware, and web, cloud and distributed open geospatial analytics for decision support. A common thread throughout the discussion is the emphasis on openness, interoperability, and provenance management in a scientific workflow. The code base of the PySAL library provides the common computing framework underlying all delivery mechanisms. View Full-Text
Keywords: spatial analysis; spatial econometrics; spatial decision support systems; cyberGIS; open source software; high performance computing spatial analysis; spatial econometrics; spatial decision support systems; cyberGIS; open source software; high performance computing
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Rey, S.J.; Anselin, L.; Li, X.; Pahle, R.; Laura, J.; Li, W.; Koschinsky, J. Open Geospatial Analytics with PySAL. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2015, 4, 815-836.

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