30 Sep 13

Space-filling location selection.

Authors: BIA Michela, VAN KERM Philippe.

Abstract: This note describes a Stata implementation of a space-filling location selection algorithm. It optimally selects a subset from an array of locations so that the spatial coverage of the array by the selected subset is optimized according to a geometric criterion. Such an algorithm is useful in site selection problems, but also in various non-parametric estimation procedures, e.g. to select (multivariate) knot locations in spline regression analysis.

Reference: BIA Michela, VAN KERM Philippe. Space-filling location selection. CEPS/INSTEAD, 2013, Working Papers n°2013-17, 16 p.

spatial sampling,
space-filling design,
site selection,
multivariate knot selection,