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:


UCSB 2005 June 19-July 2: Santa Barbara, CA

Workshop Agenda

This tentative agenda is intended to give applicants an idea of the general format and content of the workshop. It will be modified periodically to provide more detail on the workshop content, instructors, and participants. Also see Software and Data Resources (password protected).

Week One

Sunday, June 19

Morning - Evening


Meal Plan


7:30 - 8:30 am, De La Guerra Dining Commons (DLG) except

Sat & Sun, June 25-26: 8:15-9:15am, DLG

Sat, July 2: 7:00-8:15am in Carrillo Dining Commons

Sun, July 3: 8:00-9:00am in Carrillo


11:30 - 1:30 pm, DLG except

Sat, June 25: 12:45-1:45pm in DLG

Sat, July 2: 12:15-1:45pm in Carrillo


5:45 - 7:15 pm, DLG except

Sat, June 25: 6:00-7:00pm in DLG

Sat, July 2: 5:30-6:30pm in Carrillo

Monday, June 20

Morning: 9:00 - 11:45am

Welcome - Keith Clarke (2620 Ellison Hall)

Introductions (860kb) - Don Janelle

Individual PowerPoint Presentations 9:30-11:45am - Research problem, data and spatial analysis issues. Five-minute presentations and 5 minutes of review and Q&A.
Discussants: David Carr, Stuart Sweeney, Barbara Herr-Harthorn, others
Regionalization from Population Surveys 9:30 -10:30am - Rajib Acharya, Yan Guo, Ann Kim, Julie Dowling, Roderick McCrea
Population, Environment, and Epidemiology 10:45-11:45am - William Pan, Alisson Barbieri, Joan Brunkard, Michael Chung, Jacky Jennings

Note: Computer lab logistics and laptop software/data checks to occur on an individual basis throughout the day.

Afternoon: 1:15 - 5:30pm

Individual PowerPoint Presentations 1:15 -4:45pm
Discussants: David Carr, Stuart Sweeney, Barbara Herr-Harthorn, others

Health Risk Assessment and Neighborhood Spatial Effects 1:15 -2:15pm - Anneclaire De Roos, Linda Edelman, Riti Shimkhada, Karen Snedker, Susan Voelker
Spatial Inequality and Poverty 2:30-3:30pm - Corina Graif, Cathy Yang Liu, Landy Sanchez, Sonia Martin
Spatial Dimensions of Public Policy in Population Research 3:45-4:45pm - Kohei Enami, Lisel O'Dwyer, Bryan Rookey, Kimiko Shiki, Brandon Wall

Group Assignments for Project Consultation and Conference Presentations 4:45-5:15pm

Evening: 5:30 - 7:30pm

Presentations Review Dinner - Faculty Club

Tuesday, June 21

Morning: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Introduction to ArcGIS 9.x - Led by Jim Detwiler, assisted by Sarah Battersby, Jeff Hemphill, Enki Yoo.
Exploring GIS Concepts
Displaying Data

Afternoon: 1:15 - 5:30pm

Introduction to ArcGIS 9.x - Led by Jim Detwiler, assisted by Sarah Battersby, Jeff Hemphill, Enki Yoo.
Querying your database
Working with spatial data


Dinner with workshop instructors (DLG), 6:00pm

Wednesday, June 22

Morning: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Introduction to ArcGIS 9.x - Led by Jim Detwiler, assisted by Sarah Battersby, Jeff Hemphill, Enki Yoo.
Working with tables
Editing data

Afternoon: 1:15 - 5:30pm

Introduction to ArcGIS 9.x - Led by Jim Detwiler, assisted by Sarah Battersby, Jeff Hemphill, Enki Yoo.
Working with geo-referenced data
Presenting data


Free Time

Thursday, June 23

Morning Hike: 6:00am

Hike with Don in the Santa Ynez Mountains

Morning: 9:00am - 12:00pm

The Nature of Spatial Data (5.1MB) - Keith Clarke

Background Reading (password protected):
Identification of Some Fundamental Spatial Concepts (2.4MB)


Data Sources and Access (2MB) - Keith Clarke

Afternoon: 1:15 - 5:30pm

Individual Projects - In lab with consultants available (Sarah Battersby, Jeff Hemphill, and Enki Yoo).

Evening: 7:15pm

Using GIS to Measure Spatial Segregation (5.2MB) - Sean Reardon, Stanford U.
(2620 Ellison Hall)

Background Reading (password protected):
Measures of Multigroup Segregation (157kb)
Measures of Spatial Segregation (266kb)

Friday, June 24

Morning: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Space and Place in Population Science Research Methodology: An Introduction to Spatial Analysis (3.6MB) - Stuart Sweeney

GeoDa and R Software - Stuart Sweeney

Background Reading (password protected):
GeoDa: An Introduction to Spatial Data Analysis (522kb)

Under the Hood. Issues in the Specification and Interpretation of Spatial Regression Models (172kb)
Robust point-pattern inference from spatially censored data (631kb)
A descriptive analysis of discrete U.S. industrial complexes (2.9MB)
spatstat: An R Package for Analyzing Spatial Point Patterns (1.1MB)
Spatial Analysis Lab (Luc Anselin, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
SPATSTAT (Adrian Baddeley, University of Western Australia)
STARS (Serge Rey, San Diego State University)


Afternoon: 1:15 - 5:30pm

An Introduction to GPS (2.6MB) - Keith Clarke

Taking Stock and Thinking Ahead - Participants and Instructional Staff

Lab Exercises with GeoDa and R - Stuart Sweeney, Kathryn Grace, Enki Yoo


Free Time

Saturday, June 25

All Day

Free Time - See the Santa Barbara Solstice Parade. Information on other options will be available. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner available at regular time.


Week Two

Sunday, June 26



Afternoon: 1:15 - 5:00pm

Geocaching Team Competition (using GPS) - Sara Fabrikant, Sarah Battersby, and Jeff Hemphill

Information and Links:
USGS GPS Fact Sheet
The Geographer's Craft GPS Page
US GPS base stations network
Low cost GPS
Real World PacMan game


Evening: 5:30pm

BBQ and GPS Project Debriefing - Shoreline Park, Santa Barbara

Monday, June 27

Morning: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Mapping social science data: data classification - Sara Fabrikant

Cartographic Process: Communication & Symbolization PDF (16MB) - Sara Fabrikant

Statistical Mapping: Volumetric Data PDF (5.5MB) - Sara Fabrikant

Afternoon: 1:15 - 5:30pm

Mapping Exercises - Sara Fabrikant, Sarah Battersby, Jeff Hemphill, Enki Yoo

Background Reading (password protected):
Sample evaluation criteria for maps PDF (20kb)
The Selection of Class Intervals PDF (1.5MB)
On Grouping for Maximum Homogeneity PDF (593kb)
Map Making for Social Scientists PDF (9.1MB)
Geographical Movement PDF (1.6MB)
Computer Cartograms PDF (219kb)
A Continuous Transformation Useful for Districting Wiley PDF (225kb)
Geographic Area and Map Projections PDF (518kb)
Pseudo-Cartograms PDF (305kb)
Data Classification PDF (2.1MB)

Data Sources:
US Census FactFinder (census data)
ESRI Census Watch (census data portal and information)
ESRI Geography Network (tiger line data and tons of other spatial data)
Exercise Material:
Example table
Selecting good color schemes for maps
cart/viz links by Slocum et al. (2004)
Mapping Exercises:
Downloading map data, processing and classifying PDF (70kb)
Choropleth mapping with GIS PDF (207kb)

Evening: 7:00pm

Mapping Flows - Waldo Tobler (2620 Ellison Hall)
Background Reading: Tobler's Reprinted Articles on Migration

GIS and Demography: Potential and Practice (2.9MB) - Graeme Hugo, University of Adelaide, Australia

Background Reading (password protected):
Addressing Social and Community Planning Issues with Spatial Information (962kb)

Toward a New Conceptualization of Settlements for Demography (2MB)

Tuesday, June 28

Morning Hike: 6:00am

Hike with Mike in the Santa Ynez Mountains

Morning: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Issues, Limitations, and Problems - Michael Goodchild

Background Reading (password protected):
The future of GIS and spatial analysis (140kb)

Query, measurement, and transformation (14MB)
Descriptive summary, design, and inference (14MB)
Spatial modeling with GIS (8MB)

Future Directions in GIS and Spatial Analysis - Michael Goodchild

Afternoon: 1:15 - 5:30pm

GIS in Analysis of Population Issues in Australia: Constraints and Possibilities (1.4MB) - Graeme Hugo, University of Adelaide, Australia, 1:15-2:15pm

Background Reading (password protected):
ARIA+ Methodology (1.7MB)

Conference Planning and Individual Projects, 2:15-5:30pm

Scheduled Consultations, 2:15-5:30pm


Wednesday, June 29

Morning: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Spatializing Social Networks (2.2MB) - Carter Butts, University of California, Irvine

Background Reading (password protected):
Predictability of Large-scale Spatially Embedded Networks (140kb)

Spatial Arrangement of Social and Economic Networks Among Villages in Nang Rong District, Thailand (1.2MB)

Individual Projects and Scheduled Consultations, 11:00am-12:00pm

Geocoding Exercise (600kb)

Afternoon: 1:15 - 5:30pm

Conference Planning and Individual Projects - In lab all afternoon

Scheduled Consultations, 1:15-5:30pm

Dinner with instructors (DLG), 6:00pm

Thursday, June 30

Morning: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Conference on Spatial Demography (Lobero Room, University Center)

Conference Program (178kb)

Introduction - Don Janelle, 9:00 - 9:15am

Session I: Regionalization from Population Surveys: - 9:15 - 10:30am


Session II: Population, Environment, and Epidemiology - 10:45am - 12:00pm

Afternoon: 1:30 - 5:30pm

Conference on Spatial Demography - Participant-led presentations

Session III: Health Risk Assessment and Neighborhood Spatial Effects, 1:30 - 2:45pm


Session IV: Spatial Inequality and Poverty - 3:00 - 4:00pm

Session V: Spatial Dimensions of Public Policy and Population Issues - 4:15 - 5:30pm

Evening: 6:15pm

Workshop Debriefing Dinner

Friday, July 1

Morning: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Conference on Spatial Demography (Lobero Room, University Center)

Conference Program (178kb)

Introduction - Mike Goodchild, 9:00-9:15am

Evolving Methods to Involve Neighborhood Context in Alcohol Availability Research (178kb) - Richard Scribner, Louisiana State U., School of Public Health, 9:15-10:00am

Background Reading (password protected):
Geospatial Methods for Core Group Identification (247kb)
Alcohol Outlets, Gonorrhea, and the Los Angeles Civil Unrest (593kb)

Panel - Workshop participants, 10:00-10:30am

Defining Neighborhoods, Collecting Neighborhood Data, and Studying Neighborhood Effects in Los Angeles (430kb) - Narayan Sastry, RAND; LAFANS, 10:45-11:30am

Background Reading (password protected):
The Design of a Multilevel Survey of Children, Families, and Communities (137kb)
Neighborhood Definitions and the Spatial Dimension of Daily Life in Los Angeles (157kb)
Family and Neighborhood Sources of Socioeconomic Inequality in Children ’s Achievement (166kb)

Panel - Workshop participants, 11:30am - 12:00pm

Afternoon: 2:00 - 4:00pm

Conference on Spatial Demography

Putting Place and Space into Demographic Analysis (2.2MB) - John Weeks, International Population Center, San Diego State University, 2:00-2:45pm

Background Reading (password protected):
The Role of Spatial Analysis in Demographic Research (4.9MB)
The Fertility Transition in Egypt: Intraurban Patterns in Cairo (4.9MB)

Panel - Workshop participants, 2:45-3:15pm

Some closing thoughts on the workshop - Don Janelle, 3:15-3:30pm

Awards Ceremony for Best Participant Presentations and Certificates of Completion from CSISS and ESRI. 3:30-4:00pm


Free Time

Saturday, July 2


Departure Day