GeoStats Spatial Statistics Software


Dr. Chuck Geiger

Research Theme:

Development of a lightweight statistical package for an introductory course in geographical statistics. The concept behind GeoStats (now in version 5), which I have been using since the early 1990s, is that Minitab, SPSS, SAS and other similar packages are overkill for an introductory course, and of course they ignore spatial concepts that are important to geographers. This version of GeoStats runs as a "macro" within Microsoft Excel.

Research Activities:

  • Conference Presentation:

    • "Statistical Software for Geography Undergraduates: GeoStats"
      Annual Mtg: Middle States Division of the Association of American Geographers
      November 7, 2008; Millersville, PA