Geostatistics: What’s Hot, What’s Not, and Other Food for Thought

Carol A. Gotway Crawford 1 + and Linda J. Young 2
1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
2 Department of Statistics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL USA

Abstract. The field of geostatistics has evolved tremendously since it was invented for use in the mining industry. Today, geostatistics is used in a variety of disciplines including agriculture and natural resources, environmental science, and, most recently, geography and public health. This advancement into new disciplines has facilitated the development of many new geostatistical methods and techniques. In this paper, we review several of the areas that have seen significant advances within the field of geostatistics, and those that deserve more attention by geostatisticians. The list of topics identified here is intended to be provocative, as we believe questioning leads to the scientific and practical advancement of a discipline.

Keywords: support, non-Euclidean distance, convolutions, geospatial workforce, geoinformatics

In: Wan, Y. et al. (eds) Proceeding of the 8th international symposium on spatial accuracy assessment in natural resources and environmental sciences, World Academic Union (Press).

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