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Point Processes, Spatial

Spatial and Temporal Modeling and Analysis

  1. Peter M. Guttorp1,
  2. David R. Brillinger2,
  3. Frederic Paik Schoenberg3

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057339.vap021

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

How to Cite

Guttorp, P. M., Brillinger, D. R. and Schoenberg, F. P. 2006. Point Processes, Spatial. Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 4.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Washington, WA, USA

  2. 2

    University of California at Berkeley, CA, USA

  3. 3

    University of California at Los Angeles, CA, USA

Publication History

  1. 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.