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Spatial Analytics with ArcGIS

By : Eric Pimpler
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Spatial Analytics with ArcGIS

By: Eric Pimpler

Overview of this book

Spatial statistics has the potential to provide insight that is not otherwise available through traditional GIS tools. This book is designed to introduce you to the use of spatial statistics so you can solve complex geographic analysis. The book begins by introducing you to the many spatial statistics tools available in ArcGIS. You will learn how to analyze patterns, map clusters, and model spatial relationships with these tools. Further on, you will explore how to extend the spatial statistics tools currently available in ArcGIS, and use the R programming language to create custom tools in ArcGIS through the ArcGIS Bridge using real-world examples. At the end of the book, you will be presented with two exciting case studies where you will be able to practically apply all your learning to analyze and gain insights into real estate data.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

Obtaining the crime dataset

For this case study, we'll use data obtained from the city of Seattle, WA, open source database. Seattle is one of the many cities committed to providing easy access to their data through an online portal:

  1. Open a web browser and go to You should see a page similar to the following screenshot, but keep in mind that websites change frequently so your version may look different:
  1. For this case study, we are interested in obtaining crime data, which can be found in a file named Seattle Policy Department Policy Report Incident. You can navigate directly to this file at
  2. You can also use the search textbox and type in the term Seattle Police Department Police Report Incident. The report should be the first item returned in the search results.


  1. From the incident report page, click on View Data and you'll be presented with a page that looks similar to...