##### AM-02 - Analytical approaches

- Compare and contrast spatial statistical analysis, spatial data analysis, and spatial modeling
- Compare and contrast the methods of analyzing aggregate data as opposed to methods of analyzing a set of individual observations
- Define the terms spatial analysis, spatial modeling, geostatistics, spatial econometrics, spatial statistics, qualitative analysis, map algebra, and network analysis
- Differentiate between geostatistics and spatial statistics
- Discuss situations when it is desirable to adopt a spatial approach to the analysis of data
- Explain what is added to spatial analysis to make it spatio-temporal analysis
- Explain what is special (i.e., difficult) about geospatial data analysis and why some traditional statistical analysis techniques are not suited to geographic problems
- Outline the sequence of tasks required to complete the analytical process for a given spatial problem
- Compare and contrast spatial statistics and map algebra as two very different kinds of data analysis

## DC-18 - Algorithms and processing