Application to Categorical Temporal Change

Robert Gilmore Pontius, Clark University


This chapter applies the concepts of Chap. 4 to characterize land change during two time intervals 1971–1985 and 1985–1999 in a region of Massachusetts, USA. The case study has four categories: Built, Barren, Forest, and Water. A contingency table for each time interval are the inputs to the analysis. PontiusMatrix42.xlsx produces results and graphics similar to Intensity Analysis, which is a popular approach to analyze a contingency table. Multiple resolution analysis shows how Allocation differences vary across space.