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
    • Central Feature
    • Directional Distribution
    • Linear Directional Mean
    • Mean Center
    • Median Center
    • Standard Distance
  • Module 3: Mapping Clusters with ArcGIS Tools
    • Hot Spot Analysis
    • Optimized Hot Spot Analysis
    • Cluster and Outlier Analysis
    • Grouping Analysis
    • Similarity Search
  • Module 4: ArcGIS Bridge to R
  • Module 5: Programming in R
  • Module 6: Building Custom ArcGIS Tools with R
  • Module 7: Spatial Attribute Analysis with R
    • Moran’s I – Autocorrelation
    • Spatial Autoregression

16 GISP Credit Hours

Course Formats and Pricing

Upcoming Sessions

June 6th and 7th, Raleigh, NC
August 10th and 11th, Helena, MT
August 21st and 22nd, Phoenix, AZ

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

Upcoming Sessions

September 11th - 29th

Our instructor guided, online classes are conducted through our online training platform.  All lectures are pre-recorded so that you can progress through the materials at your own pace.  The same applies to the exercises.  You will have access to the instructor via email, phone, or chat if you have questions or problems.  The instructor will be in weekly contact with the students in each class session.  Our goal is to get everyone through the materials during the session dates. However, access to the course materials never expires so if you don’t finish during the session dates you will still have access to the materials.

Upcoming Sessions

None at this time

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.

Available Anytime

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.

You can also register for classes using our registration form.

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Pal Herman Sund
"I really enjoyed the Python/ArcGIS course. For me the right balance between detail and overview. Good work!" - Pal Herman Sund
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Kyle LockhartEscambia County, FL
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"Really good course material. Very relevant subject matter." --Michael Philp (City of Springville, UT)
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Knowledgeable instructor, well paced class, applicable information covered, hands-on style