Spatial Statistics: Analyzing Spatial Patterns

Manipulating Data in ArcGIS Series

Introduction to GIS or familiarity with ArcGIS 10.x


Learn how to evaluate geographic patterns and identify statistically significant spatial clusters (hot spots) and outliers in your data.


  • Using the following spatial statistics tools:
    • Average Nearest Neighbor
    • Spatial Autocorrelation (Moran's I)
    • Incremental Spatial Autocorrelation
    • ​High/Low Clustering (Getis-Ord General G)
    • Hot Spot Analysis (Getis-Ord Gi*)
    • Optimized Hot Spot Analysis
    • Cluster and Outlier Analysis (Anselin Local Moran's I)