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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
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The Export Feature Attribute to ASCII tool

The Export Feature Attribute to ASCII tool exports the geometry and attributes of a feature class to an ASCII text file that can be delimited by comma, space, or semicolon. In this exercise, you'll use the Export Feature Attribute to ASCII tool to export a feature class to a comma delimited text file.


Exporting a feature class

Let's take a look at the following steps to learn about exporting a feature class:

  1. If necessary, open ArcMap with the C:\GeospatialTraining\SpatialStats\DenverCrimeModel.mxd file. For this exercise, the Denver_Census_Tracts_Burglary layer will be exported to a comma-delimited text file.
  2. Find the Export Feature Attribute to ASCII tool found in the Utilities toolset in the Spatial Statistics Tools toolbox and double-click on it to display the dialog box.
  3. Define the following input parameters for the Export Feature Attribute to ASCII tool:
    • Input Feature Class: Denver_Census_Tracts_Burglary.
    • Value Field: Select several fields from the...