## Point Pattern AnalysisBoots and Getis provide a concise explanation of point pattern analysis - a series of techniques for identifying patterns of clustering or regularity in a set of geographical locations. They discuss quadrat and distance methods of measurement, and consider the problems associated with these methods. The authors also outline and compare other measures of arrangement, suggesting when these techniques should be used. |

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