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ArcGIS Spatial Analyst

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ArcGIS Spatial Analyst augments the capabilities of ArcGIS Pro by adding a range of spatial modeling and analysis tools.

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ArcGIS Spatial Analyst review by User
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"the most complete vector gis software"

What do you like best?

Is the most robust gis environment package on the market, adapting to the budgets of companies and the processes required by those involved in the definition of the expected product.

ESRI is the company with the most experience in the management of georeferenced data, that experience is reflected in the levels of the results thrown by its main ArcGIS product

What do you dislike?

The management of analysis tools through license fees tends to slow down the development of complex analysis methods.

Requires high performance hardware for the 3d models.

work with raster data continues to be poor if compare with erdas, envi

Arcgis spatial analyst works only with windows, does not allow its execution in another operating system

Recommendations to others considering the product

You must handle very well the theoretical foundations on which this software is based, that will guarantee your success. ArcGIs Spatial Analysis gives you another perspective of the spatial behavior of the data.

A few years ago I had to obtain the critical points of a micro-hydrography basin, starting from a srtm and some old maps that reflected the contour lines and the hydrographic parameters of the area, with another software I had to invest three weeks, with arcgis spatial analyst a week

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The main benefits are: time saving, expedited handling of the complementary elements of the final map, support of heavy databases, interoperability with the vector products generated in other software.

I do not waste time with cartographic product treatments in other color enhancement programs, graphic effects and other things, the map design interface is sufficient.

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ArcGIS Spatial Analyst review by Curtis P.
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"Spatial Analyst is awsome"

What do you like best?

Flexibility to solve problems using standard tools using scripting model builder to make easy to use for users

What do you dislike?

9998 errors, it would be great if the tools were better at detecting too-large datasets (limits) and pathname limitations. Most problems I run into are system resource, pathname, network latency issues and it would be a huge issue if the software were smarter about detecting such things.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Learn the fundamentals of raster analysis take the time up front.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Landscape characterization flow analysis. A long career of successful work with landscape characterization

What Location Intelligence solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
ArcGIS Spatial Analyst review by David C.
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"One happy customer"

What do you like best?

I think the Spatial Analyst suite offers a diverse set of tools that has been invaluable to my work in hydrology and related modeling. A coworker of mine recently switched away from 3D analyst in favor of this product.

What do you dislike?

I can't think of anything, as the product has worked quickly and done its job whenever called upon.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Hydrology and related modeling; this is work largely related to endangered species range in relation to toxic chemicals. The tool helps us with our federal clients most.

ArcGIS Spatial Analyst review by User
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"review_spatial_analyst"

What do you like best?

I like the selection of different interpolation methods and the ease of use of the extention. The documentation is a great resource for learning about the different interpolation techniques.

What do you dislike?

It's not quite clear why some interpolation methods are not available with the spatial analyst extention but available in the geostatistical analyst.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Combing disparate layers together to form a better understanding of what drives a crop.

FYI - It would be a good idea to add 'Agriculture' to the industry drop-down list. Farming and Agriculture can be considered similar yet different. (e.g. GIS spatial analyst can be used in the analysis of research plots)

ArcGIS Spatial Analyst review by Barry F.
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"Powerful tools for Easter analysis"

What do you like best?

Built in functionality for multiple types of analytical operations.

What do you dislike?

Limited details in error messages, making troubleshooting difficult.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure to complete formal training on the tools included in Spatial Analyst, in order to understand how the functions are meant to be used.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Evaluating suitability for future development, analyzing hazard risk, and assessing distribution of environmental variables.

ArcGIS Spatial Analyst review by Randy O.
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"Spatial Analyst is helpful"

What do you like best?

Interpolation tools are pretty good. The variety and hep resources are extensive and solve most problems. Python tools are great with integration with Numpy and Scipy

What do you dislike?

Checking out extensions is clunky. I would prefer if the extension would check itself out and back in when used or needed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Surface interpolation and analytics. Cut-fill, volume calculations.

ArcGIS Spatial Analyst review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer
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"Great for finding data quickly."

What do you like best?

I often use the Intersect tool to provide data for my group. I am always being asked to pull multiple sets of data from other multiple sources, and this tools helps me to quickly collect the data I need to produce the output needed for a complex request.

What do you dislike?

The extention is not always availble in a shared citrix enviroment. However, that is not the fault of the tool itself.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

There are many helpful applications of Spatial Analyst for my job, it certainly makes my work more efficient then doing those processes manually.

ArcGIS Spatial Analyst review by User in Government Administration
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"Spatial Analyst allows for in-house viewshed creation "

What do you like best?

Powerful raster and vector tools allowed me to perform useful analyses with data I already have on hand to inform planning and emergency response decisions.

What do you dislike?

The added annual cost to our software purchase and requires extensive technical education in order to filly utilize.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Some capabilities are included in ArcGIS Pro.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sight lines for new developments and radio tower connectivity

ArcGIS Spatial Analyst review by User
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"ArcGIS Spatial Analyst"

What do you like best?

I appreciate all the capabilites to look at and analyze my data using the various tools and components of ArcGIS Spatial Analyst. Most of my workflows include at least one Spatial Analyst tool.

What do you dislike?

Some of the tools do not provide the ability to create more specific analysis that I need to do.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use ArcGIS Spatial Analyst for conservation planning and environmental modelling. The capabilities of ArcGIS Spatial Analyst provide the tools I need to make informed decisions and to interpret my data correctly and apropriately.

ArcGIS Spatial Analyst review by User in Architecture & Planning
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"Great software with endless possibilities "

What do you like best?

I love how many things the spatial analyst tool lets you do- there’s so many different functions. They aren’t difficult to master and are intuitive.

What do you dislike?

While it’s not hard to get the hang of the spatial analyst tools, it could be a bit more user friendly for beginners.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If there’s other software out there that can accomplish what the spatial analyst does, I’m unaware. I love arcGIS and all of its products.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We solve a lot of problems- from basic mapping for presentations and reports, to actual technical analysis of information- specifically transportation.

ArcGIS Spatial Analyst review by User in Research
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"Great expansion to ArcGIS Pro"

What do you like best?

I love the additional features; the spatial analysis tools that are available save a ton of time and are easy to use. The software helps drive decision making through effective presentation and description of data.

What do you dislike?

I like most aspects of the software; I assume that my company wishes it was cheaper, but that's not relevant on my end.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We used the product to analyze spatial data relating to health events (i.e. mosquito borne diseases and relationship to pools of water).

ArcGIS Spatial Analyst review by User
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"New User"

What do you like best?

The cool visualizations and products created and utilized by this toolset.

What do you dislike?

Its a little confusing, but I'm also just starting so its tough to say.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Determining the average distances between clearcuts to meet SFI requirements. Also conducting inventory analysis using Lidar and Satellite Imagery

ArcGIS Spatial Analyst review by Consultant
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"ArcGIS Spatial Analyst"

What do you like best?

It was the first time that I realized the true power of GIS using Spatial Analyst. It made me believe that there are reall world application of GIS.

What do you dislike?

I have nothing negative to say about this product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

viewshed, site suitabliity analysis

ArcGIS Spatial Analyst review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer
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"Spatial Analyst, the Only Tool for the Job"

What do you like best?

Spatial analyst provides a suite of critical tools for any serious industry professional working with geospatial data.

What do you dislike?

Spatial analyst is not complimentary, requiring advanced user access.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I can answer as many geospatial questions as my company has.

ArcGIS Spatial Analyst review by Consultant in Military
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"Lots of options"

What do you like best?

Really great tools to do spatial analysis that are necessary in many facets of GIS analysis

What do you dislike?

cost, understandable but certain organizations have a hard time justifying the cost

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

elevation, flood zones etc

ArcGIS Spatial Analyst review by User
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"Spatial Analyst"

What do you like best?

The extension has intuitive tools and can address most of the technical requirements I need to perform my daily job functions.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing that I dislike about the extension.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

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ArcGIS Spatial Analyst review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer
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"Meets all necessary needs and then some."

What do you like best?

Spatial analysis on complex datasets with limited processing resources..

What do you dislike?

Learning curve with new tools is steep, but plenty of support available online.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Go for it, it's worth it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Suitability analyses.

ArcGIS Spatial Analyst review by User in Consumer Electronics
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"Good extension"

What do you like best?

Different tools for different purposes can be combined together for different spatial analysis

What do you dislike?

data has to be perfect to run some of the tools

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Disease mapping and spatial disease clustering analysis

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