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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 5. Modeling Spatial Relationships with ArcGIS Tools

In previous chapters, we examined tools that help us answer where questions. For example, where do burglaries cluster in a particular city? However, you may have noticed that they didn't address the logical progression of the problem such as why are the burglaries occurring in the first place? What are the factors that determine why burglaries are prevalent in a particular area? Answering these types of questions helps us model the relationships in our data. The Measuring Spatial Relationships toolset contains a number of regression analysis tools that help you examine and/or quantify the relationships among features. They help measure how features in a dataset relate to each other in space.

In this chapter, you will learn how to use many of these tools to gain an understanding of a phenomenon, create predictive models of a phenomenon, and explore hypotheses. The following tools will be used to model the relationships between various...