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Technical information:

  • Title: A Practical Guide to Geostatistical Mapping
  • Author: Tomislav Hengl
  • Employer: University of Amsterdam
  • 2009 --- 291 p. --- 8.5 x 11" or 21.6 x 27.9 cm
  • Licence: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 license
  • URL: ...
  • Estimated manufacturing cost (standard paper, BW prints, perfect bound): $12.5
  • ISBN: 978-90-9024981-0


All software used in this guide is free software and comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. The information presented herein is for informative purposes only and not to receive any commercial benefits. Under no circumstances shall the author of this Guide be liable for any loss, damage, liability or expense incurred or suffered which is claimed to resulted from use of this Guide, including without limitation, any fault, error, omission, interruption or delay with respect thereto (reliance at User's own risk).

The R code might not run on your machine, which could be due to various reasons. Most importantly, the examples in this book refer to the MS Windows operating systems mainly. There can be quite some difference between MS Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, although the same functionality should be available on both MS Windows and Linux machines. SAGA GIS is not available for Mac OS X, hence you will need to use a PC with a dual boot system to follow these exercises. You are welcome to redistribute the programm codes and the complete document provided under certain conditions. For more information, read the GNU general public licence. The author of this book takes no responsibility so ever to accept any of the suggestions by the users registered on the book's website. This book is a self-published document that presents opinions of the author, and not of the community of users registered on the books' website.

Legal Notice: Neither the University of Amsterdam nor any person acting on behalf of the University of Amsterdam is responsible for the use which might be made of this publication.



The methods used in this book were developed in the context of the EcoGRID and LifeWatch projects. EcoGRID (analysis and visualization tools for the Dutch Flora and Fauna database) is a national project managed by the Dutch data authority on Nature (Gegevensautoriteit Natuur) and financed by the Dutch ministry of Agriculture (LNV). LifeWatch (e-Science and Technology Infrastructure for Biodiversity Research) is a European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) project, and is partially funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Programme under number 211372. The role of the ESFRI is to support a coherent approach to policy-making on research infrastructures in Europe, and to act as an incubator for international negotiations about concrete initiatives.

This is the second, extended edition of the EUR 22904 EN Scientific and Technical Research series report published by Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg (ISBN: 978-92-79-06904-8).