STEAF - A Spatio-Temporal Extension & Analysis Framework for ArcGIS
Track: Python for Arcgis
Authors: Daniel Goldberg
Spatiotemporal analysis often requires moving data between GIS and statistical software packages. COTS software packages like R offer advanced spatio-temporal analysis that can extend the capabilities analysts. We developed STEAF, a Spatio-Temporal Extension and Analysis Framework, as an add-in to ArcMap that permits the execution of spatiotemporal analysis capabilities available in R directly from ArcGIS. STEAF enables dynamic method definition to call R functions and output relevant results.