Use Cases

There is no end to how you can apply the analysis tools of ArcGIS Spatial Analyst to your work.
Here are a few examples.

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Find Business Opportunities

Rooftop solar – also called "embedded generation" – is fast transforming the energy industry. Suppliers can prospect for opportunities by determining the shape and size of rooftops and use the Spatial Analyst insolation tools to quantify market size and location.

Analyze land use

What is the best use for the land? The answer to that question may depend on what is on it, under it, and what it is made of—the endowments of nature—plus the hand of man. Spatial Analyst lets you model land use options and realize your landscape's potential.

Conserve water

Water is the source of life, managing it improves lives. Water resources—watersheds, basins, sinks, streams, their flow characteristics—are all important to understand. The Spatial Analyst hydrology tools help us make the most of this finite gift of nature.

Find transport corridors

Movement occurs up, down, and along, maybe against wind, and not always on roads. These factors and more need to be considered when analyzing terrain for feasible tracks. The Spatial Analyst distance analysis tools solve your corridor definition problems.

Plan your crops

Agriculture is a science, crops grow in an ecosystem. Planning for crop type, yield, nutrient retention. and harvest expense is the new normal for major producers. Spatial Analyst can use terrain and boundary data and efficient samples to produce your crop plan.

Track contaminants

Water moves through the ground, taking anything dissolved with it, but water moves in complex ways; predicting where and when contaminants will disperse is hard science. The Spatial Analyst groundwater tools bring the science the groundwater analyst needs.

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