Spatial Design, Optimal
Spatial and Temporal Modeling and Analysis
Published Online: 15 JAN 2013
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Encyclopedia of Environmetrics
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Zimmerman, D. L. 2013. Spatial Design, Optimal . Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 5.
- Published Online: 15 JAN 2013
Statistical inferences from spatial data are affected substantially by the spatial configuration of the sites where those data are observed. Thus, it is natural to try to select a configuration that optimizes, in some sense, the quality of the desired inference(s). This article lays out the classical framework for optimal model-based spatial sampling design. Prediction error variance design criteria are featured, but optimality criteria for estimating model parameters are also mentioned. Optimal designs may be built “from scratch” or by expanding or contracting an existing design.