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Spatial Analytics with ArcGIS

By : Eric Pimpler
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Spatial Analytics with ArcGIS

By: Eric Pimpler

Overview of this book

Spatial statistics has the potential to provide insight that is not otherwise available through traditional GIS tools. This book is designed to introduce you to the use of spatial statistics so you can solve complex geographic analysis. The book begins by introducing you to the many spatial statistics tools available in ArcGIS. You will learn how to analyze patterns, map clusters, and model spatial relationships with these tools. Further on, you will explore how to extend the spatial statistics tools currently available in ArcGIS, and use the R programming language to create custom tools in ArcGIS through the ArcGIS Bridge using real-world examples. At the end of the book, you will be presented with two exciting case studies where you will be able to practically apply all your learning to analyze and gain insights into real estate data.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

Chapter 3. Analyzing Patterns with ArcGIS Tools

The Analyzing Patterns toolset in the Spatial Statistics Tools toolbox contains a series of tools that help evaluate if features or the values associated with features form a clustered, dispersed, or random spatial pattern. These tools generate a single result for the entire dataset in question. Tools in this category generate what is known as inferential statistics or the probability of how confident we are that the pattern is either dispersed or clustered.

In this chapter, you will learn how to use many of these tools to determine if a dataset is dispersed or clustered, including the following:

  • Using the Average Nearest Neighbor tool
  • Using the Spatial Autocorrelation tool to analyze patterns
  • Using the Multi-Distance Spatial Cluster Analysis tool