Point Processes, Spatial
Spatial and Temporal Modeling and Analysis
Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
Copyright © 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Environmetrics
How to Cite
Guttorp, P. M., Brillinger, D. R. and Schoenberg, F. P. 2006. Point Processes, Spatial. Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 4.
- Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
The general theory of point processes has usually been focused on temporal developments. The special case of events that occur in space (or, more precisely, on a plane) has developed some particular approaches, usually assuming spatial stationarity and isotropy (i.e. the distribution of the process is invariant under translations and rotations, respectively). This article focuses on this type of process. Points, or events, take place at spatial locations, and each event is identified with its location.