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Mother Tongue languages
Summary of tools
This case study demonstrates a number of analytical methods that can be adapted to many different application areas, allowing you to answer a variety of questions.
Hot Spot Analysis of feature attributes.
Where do high and low values cluster together?
Where are the statistically significant clusters of linguistic diversity, poverty, unemployment, wealth, beer drinkers, lead levels, or college graduates?
Which features have the characteristics I'm interested in?
Which neighborhoods have suppressed data? Which districts have more than 50,000 people and median annual incomes larger than $50,000? Which hospitals have readmission rates larger than 10 percent?
How do the features in one dataset overlap spatially with the features in another?
Where do residential neighborhoods overlap with the flood plain? Which areas are claimed by both countries? Which forests fall within the proposed development areas?
In addition, you used several geometry functions including Create Random Points, Create Thiessen Polygons, and Eliminate. You also used data manipulation and management tools including Add Field, Calculate Field, Join Field, and Merge.
A number of resources are available to help you learn more about the analyses demonstrated in this case study:
- What is spatial analysis in ArcGIS?
- Spatial Statistics resources
- Learn more about hot spot analysis
- Spatial Data Mining I: Essentials of Cluster Analysis
- Spatial Data Mining II: A Deep Dive Into Space-Time Analysis
- Feature Overlay
- Combining Data
- Performing analysis with ArcGIS Online
The resources below include guidelines and best practices for building custom model and script tools: