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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 the R-ArcGIS Bridge package

There are some pre-requisites for installing the R-ArcGIS Bridge package. The first thing you'll want to do is install R 3.1 or later. If you completed the exercises in Chapter 7, Introduction to the R Programming Language, you will have already completed this step. If not, visit the Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN), download the binary distribution for Windows, and install R.

The Windows installer for R will install both the 32-bit and the 64-bit versions by default. 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.

After installing R, you can download the R-ArcGIS Bridge package by going to the GitHub page for the project ( You'll want to select the Python link from the GitHub page. Detailed installation...