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Questions tagged [geospatial]

pertaining to the geographic location and characteristics of natural or constructed features and boundaries on, above, or below the earth's surface; esp. referring to data that is geographic and spatial in nature.

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Can GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) be used as features in a linear model?

I have data sets that contain, among many features, GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude). I'd like to use these data sets to explore problems such as: (1) computing ETA to drive between start and ...
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Clustering geo location coordinates (lat,long pairs)

What is the right approach and clustering algorithm for geolocation clustering? I'm using the following code to cluster geolocation coordinates: ...
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How to best use geographical information as a factor?

I am trying to predict crime rates and I have naively used lat and long as two separate factors (which seem to work well!). Are there any best practices for location as a factor?