Additional Resources

Additional resources to help you learn more about the methods behind the tools

Whenever we look at a map, we inherently start turning that map into information by finding patterns, assessing trends, or making decisions. Spatial statistics empowers you to answer questions confidently and make important decisions using more than simple visual analysis. Below are resources that will help you learn more. If you have questions or awesome analysis stories, there is a Spatial Statistics Forum on GeoNet – We’d love to hear from you!

This is the big encompassing list of our resources, for focused resources check out Presentations or Hands On.

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Space Time Cube Explorer

The Space Time Cube Explorer add-in can help you interact with and explore your space-time cube and analysis results created with the Space Time Pattern Mining toolbox in a simple and intuitive way. This update includes many new features and enhancements such as the ability to output 3D polygons from a defined locations cube and enhanced time and range slider settings.

You can download the Add-in at www.esriurl.com/SpaceTimeCubeExplorer .

Presentations from the User Conference

  • Using Spatial Statistics to do More: Simple Approaches (2017 Video, 2017 PDF)
  • Spatial Data Mining I: Essentials of Cluster Analysis (2017 Video, 2017 PDF)
  • Spatial Data Mining II: A Deep Dive into Space-Time Analysis (2017 Video, 2017 PDF)
  • Beyond Where: Modeling Spatial Relationships Using Regression Analysis (Video, PDF)
  • Applying Spatial Statistics: The Analysis Process in Action (Video)

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  1. Spatial Statistics: Simple Ways to Do More with Your Data (Video, PDF)
  2. Spatial Data Mining: A Deep Dive into Cluster Analysis (Video, PDF)
  3. Hot Spot Analysis for ArcGIS 10.1 (Tutorial)
  4. Beyond Where: Modeling Spatial Relationships Using Regression Analysis (Video, PDF)
  5. Beyond Where: Using Regression Analysis to Explore Why (Tutorial)

Summarize

Use descriptive statistics to explore your data

  • Spatial Statistics: Simple Ways to Do More with Your Data (Video, PDF)
  • Spatial Distribution of Piracy (Video)
  • Spatial Pattern Analysis of Dengue Fever (Video)

Find clusters

Discover hot spots, cold spots and outliers

  • Spatial Data Mining: A Deep Dive into Cluster Analysis (Video, PDF)
  • Analyzing violent crime (Tutorial)
  • Investigating Medicare spending using Hot Spot Analysis (Tutorial)
  • Hot Spot Analysis Tutorial for ArcGIS 10.1 (Tutorial)
  • Hot Spot Analysis Tutorial for ArcGIS 10.0 (Tutorial)
  • Spatial Pattern Analysis of Dengue Fever (Tutorial)
  • Spatial Statistics ModelBuilder Tutorial for ArcGIS 10 (Tutorial)
  • Hot Spot Analysis Part 1 (Video)
  • Hot Spot Analysis Part 2 (Video)
  • Hot Spot Analysis Part 3 (Video)

Model relationships

Explore the question “why?” and make predictions

  • Answering WHY Questions, An Introduction to using regression analysis with spatial data (Article)
  • Beyond Where: Modeling Spatial Relationships Using Regression Analysis (Video, PDF)
  • Regression Analysis Basics (Online Documentation)
  • What they don’t tell you about regression analysis (Online Documentation)
  • Regression Analysis in ArcGIS 10 (Tutorial)
  • Regression Analysis in ArcGIS 9.3/9.3.1 (Tutorial)

Space Time Pattern Mining

  • Space Time Pattern Mining: A New Frontier in Spatial Analysis live training seminar.
  • The Space Time Cube Explorer Add-in for ArcGIS Pro enhances the way you can interact with and explore your space-time cubes with preset symbology, range sliders and time sliders. For Pro 1.3, 1.4 or 1.4.1 For Pro 2.0
  • Analyze traffic accident patterns over time (Story Map)

Tips and tricks

Pro tips you should know

Putting it all together

Walk through a real analysis from start to finish

  • Analyze traffic accident patterns (Story Map)
  • A smart site selection scenario using Hot Spot Analysis, Similarity Search and other analytical methods (Tutorial)
  • Understanding the geography of online lending (Story Map)
  • Use Exploratory Regression and Grouping Analysis to investigate and explore literacy rates in Africa (Tutorial)
  • Investigating disparities in breast cancer rates (Tutorials)
  • Applying Spatial Statistics: The Analysis Process in Action (Video, PDF)
  • Spatial Statistics Best Practices: From Hot Spot Analysis all the way through Regression Analysis (Video)
  • Applying GWR in Real Estate Analysis. An example from Marquette, Michigan. (Article)

Articles and blogs

Integrating ArcGIS and R

Model and script tools

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Our suggested book list

  • Mitchell, Andy. The ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis, Volume 2 . ESRI Press, 2005.
  • Fotheringham, Stewart A., Chris Brunsdon, and Martin Charlton. Geographically Weighted Regression: the analysis of spatially varying relationships. John Wiley & Sons, 2002.
  • David, John C. Statistics and Data Analysis in Geology. John Wiley & Sons, 1973.