chapter  7
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Spatial Point Processes

Hundred-year oaks in a forest. Typos in a book. Raindrops on a parking lot. These are examples of data sets that can be modeled using spatial point processes. In a spatial point process, there is a state space S, and some subset of points in the space comprise the process. Usually the points mark an occurrence of some event. Town locations on a map, a list of homes containing someone with a disease, any time the data is locational in time or space, it can be modeled with a spatial point process.