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Geostatistical Analyst (ArcObjects .NET 10.8 SDK)
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Geostatistical Analyst

This topic provides a brief introduction on how to work with ArcGIS Geostatistical Analyst.

About working with Geostatistical Analyst

ArcGIS Geostatistical Analyst is an extension to ArcGIS Desktop that provides a powerful suite of tools for spatial data exploration and surface generation. It effectively bridges the gap between geostatistics and geographic information system (GIS) analysis by enabling you to model spatial phenomena, assess risk, and accurately predict values within your study area.
ArcGIS Geostatistical Analyst allows advanced surface modeling using a variety of methods and has the following three main components:
  • Toolbar that gives access to Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis (ESDA) graphs
  • Geostatistical wizard that guides you through the process of creating an interpolation model
  • Set of geoprocessing tools that work with the outputs of the models and extend the capabilities of the Geostatistical wizard
The output generated using Geostatistical Analyst can subsequently be used in GIS models and in visualization using other ArcGIS extensions, such as ArcGIS Spatial Analyst and ArcGIS 3D Analyst. It also provides tools that are fully integrated with the GIS modeling environments, and allows GIS professionals to generate interpolation models and assess their quality before using them in further analysis.
You can create custom workflows and applications using the geoprocessing tools available in the Geostatistical Analyst toolbox. There are no ArcObjects to assist you in geostatistical analysis.
For more information on the available geoprocessing tools for geostatistical analysis, see An overview of the Geostatistical Analyst toolbox.
For more information on how to run a geoprocessing tool, see How to run a geoprocessing tool.

Development licensing Deployment licensing
ArcGIS Desktop Basic: Geostatistical Analyst ArcGIS Desktop Basic: Geostatistical Analyst
ArcGIS Desktop Standard: Geostatistical Analyst ArcGIS Desktop Standard: Geostatistical Analyst
ArcGIS Desktop Advanced: Geostatistical Analyst ArcGIS Desktop Advanced: Geostatistical Analyst