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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

Installing R and the R interface

R is cross-platform and can be run on Windows, Mac, or Linux. For our purposes, the Windows version will need to be installed so that the scripts can eventually be executed inside ArcGIS. The R installer will install both the 32-bit and the 64-bit versions. ArcGIS Desktop uses the 32-bit version, while ArcGIS Pro uses the 64-bit version. ArcGIS Desktop can use the 64-bit version if background geoprocessing is installed and the script has been configured for background geoprocessing.

Perform the following steps to install R for Windows:

  1. Open a browser and go to
  2. Click on the Download R for Windows ( link.
  3. Click on the base link (
  4. Click on Download R 3.3.3 for Windows. This will download an executable file (R-3.3.2-win.exe, for example).


The current version as of this writing is 3.3.2, but you may see a different version.

  1. Double-click on the downloaded executable file and...