Introduction to Spatial Statistics with ArcGIS Desktop and R


In this two day class you’ll learn how to use perform spatial statistical analysis using ArcGIS Desktop and R.  In the first half of the course we’ll explore the spatial statistics tools found in ArcGIS Desktop including how to measure geographic distributions and map clusters.  Using ArcGIS Desktop geographic distribution tools you’ll learn how to calculate the central feature, determine directional distribution, linear directional mean, mean and median center, and standard distance.  Cluster analysis will include generating hot spots, cluster and outlier analysis, grouping analysis, and similarity search.  In the second half of the course you’ll learn how to connect R to ArcGIS Desktop to create custom R spatial tools that integrate additional spatial statistical analysis including autocorrelation and autoregression.


Course Modules

  • Module 1: Survey of ArcGIS Desktop Tools for Spatial Statistics
  • Module 2: Measuring Geographic Distributions with ArcGIS Tools
  • Module 3: Mapping Clusters with ArcGIS Tools
  • Module 4: Modeling Spatial Relationships with Linear Regression in ArcGIS
  • Module 5: ArcGIS Bridge to R
  • Module 6: Introduction to Programming in R
  • Module 7: Building Custom ArcGIS Tools with R

16 GISP Credit Hours

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Our live-online classes are conducted from 9:30 – 5:00 each day. Classes are delivered via GoToTraining. You will receive an email containing login instructions for the GoToTraining session on the Wednesday before class begins.

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Class will be held each day from 8:30 – 4:00 at the location provided above.



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Our self-paced classes are delivered through our online training platform. You will be emailed instructions for creating a login and activating your course. All lectures are pre-recorded so you can progress through the course at your own pace. The same applies to the exercise. The course does not have an expiration date.

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Michael Philp
Michael PhilpCity of Springville, UT
"Really good course material. Very relevant subject matter." --Michael Philp (City of Springville, UT)
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Aleeta ZellerChattanooga RPA
Class was well organized, well paced and I learned a lot
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Chris HickinNYC Fire Dept
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Kyle LockhartEscambia County, FL
"I thought the course was very organized. The style of presentation and the lesson format worked well together. It made the informationeasy to understand."  -- Kyle Lockhart (Escambia County, FL)
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Chris PollardDelaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
"Very informative and knowledgeable course. It help determine which direction I should take my further GIS and web programming skills." -- Chris Pollard (Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission)
Joseph Monti
Joseph Monti
Definitely got me "over the hump" of being able to grasp Python.
Brandon Clark
Brandon ClarkAlabama Power
Knowledgeable instructor, well paced class, applicable information covered, hands-on style
Pal Herman Sund
Pal Herman Sund
"I really enjoyed the Python/ArcGIS course. For me the right balance between detail and overview. Good work!" - Pal Herman Sund
Matt Gubitosa
Matt GubitosaU.S. EPA
"I strongly and highly recommend it" -- Matt Gubitosa, U.S. EPA
Jason Warzinik
Jason WarzinikBoone County, MO
"I have attended a number of instructor lead  training courses offered by ESRI, which are great in their own right, but the Mastering the ArcGIS Server JavaScript API course gets much more in-depth than they often do.  I really liked the recommended reading, they helped expand the terms being covered in lecture to concrete examples that could be related back to my work more directly instead of just having the lecture and exercises alone.  I learned a lot andwill recommend this and other GeoSpatial Training courses to the GIS'ers I know. Thanks for putting this course together and offering it ...

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