Methodological Context

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Methodological Context

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Geospatial analysis is not simply a collection of techniques that may be applied in certain specific situations, assuming that the relevant data are available. It is very much a part of a larger process, and is often a relatively small part, albeit vitally important and at times, relatively complex part. In the following sections a number of analytical methodologies are described, with a particular focus on the spatially focused version of a methodology known as PPDAC: Problem, Plan, Data, Analysis and Conclusions.