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Up to this point, we’ve used the so-called parametric model almost exclusively because it is so practical for geospatial applications and somewhat intuitive.

The lesson in the video below builds on what you know by broadening our perspective to include other forms functional models can take.

Using straightforward and illustrative examples again, the result is an engaging tour of the general condition (implicit) model, the parametric model (now put into context), and the condition model.

There are no applied self-assessment questions for this second lesson. Again, the following conceptual questions will help you test your understanding though, and – because they’re deliberate in focusing you on the right things – they’re meant to help you be as efficient as possible in preparing for the quiz and related final exam questions.