chapter  19
Spatiotemporal Disease Mapping
ByAndrew B. Lawson, Jungsoon Choi
Pages 14

As in other application areas, it is possible to consider the analysis of disease maps that have an associated temporal dimension. The two most common formats for observations are

1. Georeferenced case events that have associated with them a time of diagnosis or registration or onset; that is, we observe within a fixed time period J and fixed spatial window W m cases at locations {si, ti}, i = 1, . . . ,m.