Geospatial analysis, or just spatial analysis, is an approach to applying statistical analysis and other analytic techniques to data which has a geographical or spatial aspect. Such analysis would typically employ software capable of rendering maps processing spatial data, and applying analytical methods to terrestrial or geographic datasets, including the use of geographic information systems and geomatics.
For Mozambican Market, Offset Analytics mapped the key elements for the success of business owners:
- Banking Locations
- ATM Locations;
- Companies with POS
- Locations with Mobile Coverage
With these 4 elements you can evaluate if you are on the right spot on the market. Geospatial analysis, using GIS, was developed for problems in the environmental and life sciences, in particular ecology, geology and epidemiology.
It has extended to almost all industries including defence, intelligence, utilities, Natural Resources (i.e. Oil and Gas, Forestry … etc.), social sciences, medicine and Public Safety (i.e. emergency management and criminology), disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM), and climate change adaptation (CCA). Spatial statistics typically result primarily from observation rather than experimentation.