Spatial Analysis Tools - ArcGIS - Geostatistical Analyst
These materials have been prepared as part of the R25 Advanced Spatial Analysis Training Grant
(PI: Stephen A. Matthews, Penn State) funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of
Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Award Number: 5R25 HD057002-02.
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Geostatistical Analyst is an extension to ArcGIS desktop that provides tools for spatial data exploration and surface generation.
ArcGIS Geostatistical Analyst software may be found at:
Here you will find a short video of ArcGIS Spatial Analyst
Note: Geographically Weighted Regression (GWR) was introduced with ArcGIS 9.3 and is available in the Spatial Statistics Toolbox with ArcInfo, ArcGIS Spatial Analyst, or ArcGIS Geostatistical Analyst.
For additional documentation for ArcGIS Geostatistical Analyst, visit
To read a comprehensive overview of ArcGIS Geostatistical Analyst, visit
For general help with ArcGIS software, visit
To view sample applications of ArcGIS Geostatistical Analyst, visit
Johnston, Kevin. ArcGis 9: Using ArcGis Geostatistical Analyst. GIS by ESRI. Redlands, Calif: Esri Press, 2004.
Johnston, Kevin. Using ArcGIS Geostatistical Analyst: GIS by ESRI. Redlands, CA: Environmental Systems Research Institute, 2001.
Fraczek W, A Bytnerowicz, and MJ Arbaugh. "Application of the ESRI Geostatistical Analyst for Determining the Adequacy and Sample Size Requirements of Ozone Distribution Models in the Carpathian and Sierra Nevada Mountains." TheScientificWorldJournal. 1 (2001): 836-54.
Kumar, Ashok, Suman Maroju, and Abhishek Bhat. "Application of ArcGIS Geostatistical Analyst for Interpolating Environmental Data from Observations." Environmental Progress. 26. 3 (2007): 220.
Mei, Shilong. "Geologist-Controlled Trends Versus Computer-Controlled Trends: Introducing a High-Resolution Approach to Subsurface Structural Mapping Using Well-Log Data, Trend Surface Analysis, and Geospatial Analysis." Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences. 46 (2009): 309-329.
For technical articles related to ArcGIS, visit http://support.esri.com/index.cfm?fa=knowledgebase.techarticles.browseFilter&p=43&pf=553