Spatial Analysis Tools - ArcGIS Spatial 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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Spatial Analyst is an extension for ArcGIS that includes tools for raster-based (cell-based) spatial modeling and analysis.
ArcGIS Spatial Analyst software may be found at:
Here you will find a four-minute video of ArcGIS Spatial Analyst (http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/extensions/spatialanalyst/demos.html) and much more additional information on the analytical functions available within this extension.
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 Spatial Analyst, visit
For general help with ArcGIS software, visit http://webhelp.esri.com/arcgisdesktop/9.3/index.cfm?TopicName=welcome
McCoy, Jill. ArcGIS 9. Using ArcGIS Spatial Analyst. Redlands, CA: ESRI, 2004.
Erdey-Heydorn, Mercedes. "An ArcGIS Seabed Characterization Toolbox Developed for Investigating Benthic Habitats." Marine Geodesy. 31. 4 (2008): 318-358.
Fall, Souleymane, Dev Niyogi, and Fredrick H. M. Semazzi. "Analysis of Mean Climate Conditions in Senegal (1971-98)." Earth Interactions. 10. 5 (2006): 1-40.
Rejith PG, SP Jeeva, H Vijith, M Sowmya, and AA Hatha. "Determination of Groundwater Quality Index of a Highland Village of Kerala (India) Using Geographical Information System." Journal of Environmental Health. 71. 10 (2009): 51-8.
For technical articles, visit http://support.esri.com/index.cfm?fa=knowledgebase.techarticles.browseFilter&p=43&pf=554
Courses in ArcGIS Spatial Analyst
For ArcGIS 9.2. Spatial Analyst tutorial exercises, see
Learning ArcGIS Spatial Analyst 9: A Self-paced Online Course offered through the University of California, Riverside Extension Program.
The National Cartography and Geospatial Center, through the United States Department of Agriculture, offers a course for those who want to learn how to use ArcGIS Desktop applications to conduct raster-based analysis, conversion, and editing. http://www.ncgc.nrcs.usda.gov/products/training/course-description/spatialanalyst.html