Spatial data and information arises in many fields. Some of the areas that Data Analysis Australia has used spatial analysis include:
- Human geography, which uses Census data on where people live and how they live their lives;
- Mining data, which often has geochemical measurements located in two or three dimensions;
- Transport planning that needs to consider what is close to certain routes and how the network is connected;
- Ecological data, where records consist of locations of endangered trees; and
- Epidemiological data that records the locations of persons with a health condition.
Data Analysis Australia's consultants understand spatial data using best practice statistical analysis including all standard geostatistcal and spatial points process methods. These methods can answer questions from "is this cluster of disease just due to chance?" through to "what is the best estimate of ore grades in this mine?".