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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


The R-ArcGIS Bridge package enables communication between R and ArcGIS. Using the bridge, R users can now easily access GIS format data from their stand alone R scripts and ArcGIS users can use R to create custom script tools that take advantage of R functionality. This is made possible through the arcgisbinding package that is installed by the R-ArcGIS Bridge package. In the next chapter, we'll look at a case study that will allow you to apply the skills you've learned in this book to the analysis of crime in a major city.