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Getting Started with Data Science: Making Sense of Data with Analytics by Murtaza Haider

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Chapter 10. Spatial Data Analytics

The housing market collapse in 2007–08 was brought about by mortgage defaults when a substantially large number of borrowers failed to meet their debt obligations, which resulted in foreclosures. The households forced out of their homes faced severe hardships and, most likely, mental anguish and stress. As for their neighbors, whose homes were not foreclosed, the stress of falling housing prices in general, and distressed housing in their neighborhood in particular, would have also caused grief and stress. But why did the foreclosures trigger the spread of West Nile virus in the foreclosed communities?

A distant disease spread by mosquitos landing at your doorstep in California, Florida, or Nevada is an unlikely ...

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