It would be useful to provide an update on the latest in spatial point pattern analysis. For national grants etc. the ball has moved for spatial point analysis from geary-g stats etc to SPDEs (Stochastic Partial Differential Equations) implemented through INLAs (Integrated Nested Laplace Transformations). It all sounds very math-y but it’s quite easily implemented through R software (it’s more of a problem with R install than running the codes!). It’s useful with big data.