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The R ArcGIS Bridge

Combine the power of ArcGIS and R to solve your spatial problems. The R – ArcGIS Community is a community driven collection of free, open source projects making it easier and faster for R users to work with ArcGIS data, and ArcGIS users to leverage the analysis capabilities of R.

The R ArcGIS Bridge Github Repository

The R ArcGIS Bridge Github repository has all the resources you need to find out what the R-ArcGIS Bridge can do, how to install it and sample scripts highlighting some of the many features.

Under the ‘Issues’ section of the r-bridge-install page, users can post direct questions to us or ask for additional functionality they might need. We also have a section where R-ArcGIS bridge community members can share script tools they have created to help other users.

R ArcGIS Bridge GeoNet Community

We regularly post blogs, demo videos, or content from presentations on the bridge on GeoNet. Additionally, there is a forum where users can ask questions to either other users or to the R-ArcGIS bridge team.

Installation Instructions

Looking to install the bridge? We have detailed instructions for ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro.

Resources to Get Started Using the R-ArcGIS Bridge

Using the R-ArcGIS Bridge - Web Course

Combine the power of ArcGIS and R to solve complex spatial problems with the R-ArcGIS bridge. This course shows you how to load spatial data into an R workspace to perform statistical analysis using the R-ArcGIS bridge.

Analyze Crime Using Statistics and the R-ArcGIS Bridge


Using the R ArcGIS bridge to analyze crime
Do you want to try out the R-ArcGIS Bridge? Use this Learn ArcGIS Lesson to analyze crime patterns in San Francisco using hot spot analysis, Empirical Bayes smoothing and correlation matrices.

Integrating R Scripts into ArcGIS Geoprocessing Tools

This is a guided web course on creating an R script tool. It walks through the process of creating one on both the ArcGIS and R side. This is a good resources for first time script tool creation.

Arcgisbinding Package Vignette

For users more comfortable with R scripting, the package vignette is a good resource because it provides a detailed description of each function in the arcgisbinding R package and can just be used as a resource versus a full tutorial like some of the above options. It also includes a template for creating script tools.

Sample Script Tools

These sample script tools can be used as working examples to create new script tools off of.