Advanced Spatial Analysis

This website is preserved as an Archive for the NIH-funded GISPopSci / Advanced Spatial Analysis Training Programs (2005–2013). Current resources in support of
Spatially Integrated Social Science
are now available at the following:


Spatial Demography Book List

The book titles below represent a partial and subjective listing. Please recommend other books that have a spatial analysis component and would be of interest to population scientists by contacting Stephen A. Matthews. Thank you in advance.

GIS - General

  • Kemp, Karen K. Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Science. Los Angeles: SAGE Publications, 2008.
  • Delaney, Julie. Geographical Information Systems: An Introduction. Oxford University Press, 2007.
  • Longley, P.A., Goodchild, M.F., Maguire, D.J. and Rhind, D.W. 2005. Geographic Information Systems and Science. John Wiley & Sons: New York, NY.

GIS - Social Science

  • LeGates, Richard T. Think Globally, Act Regionally: GIS and Data Visualization for Social Science and Public Policy Research. Redlands, Calif: ESRI Press, 2005.
  • Schuurman, Nadine, and Mei-Po Kwan. GIS and Social Science: New Rules of Engagement. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004
  • Steinberg, Steven J., and Sheila L. Steinberg.GIS: Geographic Information Systems for the Social Sciences : Investigating Space and Place. Thousand Oaks, Calif: SAGE Publications, 2006.
  • Goodchild, M.F. and Janelle, D.G. [Eds.] 2004. Spatially Integrated Social Science. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK. Preview
  • Kidner, D. Higgs, G. and White, S. [Eds]. 2003. Socio-economic Applications of Geographic Information Science. Taylor and Francis: London, UK.
  • Martin, D. 1996. Geographic Information Systems: socioeconomic applications (Second Edition). Routledge: London, UK.


  • Symposium on Crime Mapping: [a Special Journal Issue of Social Science Computer Review] Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2007. li>Goldsmith, V., McGuire, P.G., Mollenkopf, J.B., and Ross, T.A. 1999. Analyzing crime Patterns: frontiers of practice. Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA
  • Harries, K. 1999. Mapping Crime: principle and practice. US Department of Justice. This book can be downloaded in full at or here.
  • Hirschfield, A. and Bowers, K. [Eds.]. 2001. Mapping and analyzing crime data: lessons from research and practice. Taylor and Francis, London, UK.

Population and the Environment

  • Fox, J., Rindfuss, R.R., Walsh, S.J. and Mishra, V. 2003. People and the Environment: approaches for linking household community surveys to remote sensing and GIS. Kluwer Academic Publishers: Boston, MA.
  • Liverman, D., Moran, E.F., Rindfuss, R.R., and Stern, P. [Eds.]. 1998. People and Pixels: linking remote sensing and social science. National Academy Press: Washington, D.C.

Population Geography

  • Palmer, Anita M. Analyzing Our World Using GIS. Redlands, Calif: ESRI, 2008.
  • Bailey, Adrian Making Population Geography. London: Hodder Arnold, 2005.
  • Plane, D. and Rogerson, P.A. 1994. The Geographical Analysis of Population. John Wiley: New York, NY.

Public Health & Spatial Epidemiology

  • Lawson, Andrew. Statistical Methods in Spatial Epidemiology. Wiley series in probability and statistics. John Wiley, 2001.
  • Maheswaran, Ravi, and Massimo Craglia. GIS in Public Health Practice. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2004.
  • Pfeiffer, Dirk. Spatial Analysis in Epidemiology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.
  • Waller, Lance A., and Carol A. Gotway. Applied Spatial Statistics for Public Health Data. Wiley series in probability and statistics. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, 2004.
  • Albert, D. et al. 2000.Spatial Analysis, GIS, and Remote Sensing Applications in the Health Sciences. Ann Arbor Press: Ann Arbor, MI
  • Cromley, E.K. and McLafferty, S.L. 2002. GIS and Public Health. Guilford Press: New York, NY.
  • Elliot, P., Wakefield, J.C., Best, N.G. and Briggs, D.J. 2000. Spatial Epidemiology: methods and applications. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.
  • Gatrell, A.C. and Löytönen, M. [Eds.]. 1998. GIS and Health. Taylor and Francis: London.
  • Kawachi, I. and Berkman, L. [Eds.]. 2003. Neighborhoods and Health. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.
  • Khan, O.A. and Skinner, R. [Eds.]. 2003. Geographic Information Systems and Health Applications. Idea Group, Inc: Hershey, PA.
  • Melnick, A.L. 2002. Introduction to GIS in Public Health. Aspen Publishers: Gaithersburg, MD.

Urban Studies/Planning

  • Campagna, Michele. GIS for Sustainable Development. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2006.
  • Easa, Said, and Yupo Chan. Urban Planning and Development Applications of GIS. Reston, Va: American Society of Civil Engineers, 2000.
  • Maantay, Juliana, and John Ziegler. GIS for the Urban Environment. Redlands, Calif: ESRI Press, 2006.
  • Longley, P.A. and Batty, M. [Eds.]. 2003. Advanced Spatial Analysis: the CASA book of GIS. ESRI Press: Redlands, CA.
  • National Research Council. 2003. GIS for Housing and Urban Development. National Research Council, The National Academies Press: Washington, D.C.
  • Stillwell, J. and Clarke, G. 2004. Applied GIS and Spatial Analysis. John Wiley & Sons: Chichester, UK.

Spatial Analysis

  • Bivand, Roger S., Edzer J. Pebesma, and Virgilio Gómez-Rubio. Applied Spatial Data Analysis with R. Use R!. New York: Springer, 2008.

  • Clarke, Graham, and John C. H. Stillwell. Applied GIS and Spatial Analysis. Chichester, West Sussex, England: Wiley, 2004.
  • Cressie, Noel A. C. Statistics for Spatial Data. Wiley series in probability and mathematical statistics. New York: Wiley, 1993.
  • De Smith, Michael John, Michael F. Goodchild, and Paul Longley. Geospatial Analysis: A Comprehensive Guide to Principles, Techniques and Software Tools. Leicester: Matador, 2009.
  • Fotheringham, A. Stewart, and Peter Rogerson. The SAGE Handbook of Spatial Analysis. Los Angeles: SAGE Publications, 2009.
  • Ghilani, Charles D., and Paul R. Wolf. Adjustment Computations: Spatial Data Analysis. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, 2006.
  • Griffith, Daniel A. Spatial Autocorrelation and Spatial Filtering: Gaining Understanding Through Theory and Scientific Visualization. Advances in spatial science. Berlin: Springer, 2003.
  • Haining, Robert P. Spatial Data Analysis: Theory and Practice. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
  • Schabenberger, Oliver, and Carol A. Gotway. Statistical Methods for Spatial Data Analysis. Texts in statistical science. Boca Raton: Chapman & Hall/CRC, 2005.
  • Lloyd, Christopher D. Local Models for Spatial Analysis. Boca Raton: CRC/Taylor & Francis, 2007.
  • Fotheringham, A.S., Brundsen, C. and Charlton, M. 2002. Geographically Weighted Regression: the analysis of spatially varying relationships. John Wiley & Sons: New York, NY.
  • O'Sullivan, D. and Unwin, D.J. 2002. Geographic Information Analysis. John Wiley & Sons: New York, NY.