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RAAG_A_288073 RAAG.cls January 23, 2008 19:32 Survival Analysis in Land Change Science
 

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RAAG_A_288073 RAAG.cls January 23, 2008 19:32
Survival Analysis in Land Change Science:
Integrating with GIScience to Address Temporal
Complexities
Li An
and Daniel G. Brown

Department of Geography, San Diego State University

School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan
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Although land changes are characterized by dimensionality in both space and time, and a multitude of methods
and techniques have been developed to model them, the temporal dimension has seldom been adequately
addressed by commonly used methods. In the context of temporal complexities represented in different space­
time data models, this study aims to establish a framework for applying survival analysis theory and techniques to
geographical land change modeling. Our efforts focus on (1) introducing basic concepts in survival analysis and
their connections to space­time data commonly used in land change analysis, (2) using survival metrics to describe
temporal patterns that are not easily detected by other methods, and (3) applying survival analysis methods to
disclose effects of varying temporal patterns and uncertainties. Our findings suggest that survival analysis, coupled

  

Source: An, Li - Department of Geography, San Diego State University
Brown, Daniel G. - School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan
Michigan, University of - Center for the Study of Complex Systems

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology; Geosciences; Multidisciplinary Databases and Resources