Caliper Mapping and Transportation Glossary

DEFINITION

What Are Geographic Analysis Tools?

One of the best reasons to use a Geographic Information System (GIS) is to perform geographic computations that help you in your work. Geographic analysis tools can perform a variety of analyses that can unearth geographic patterns in your data. Some examples of geographic analysis tools are:

  • Buffer tools can show the areas within a certain distance of a location and estimate their demographics
  • Territory tools let you group areas and compute attributes for the completed territory
  • Area of influence tools allow you to visualize the straight-line and drive-time catchment areas for a set of locations
  • Facility location tools determine the best candidate sites from a set of candidate locations
  • Density tools let you visualize point data on a regular grid
  • Overlay tools calculate the attributes of map features based on features in another layer
  • Weighted center tools find the geographic center of a set of points weighted by some attribute of the points
  • Drive-time ring tools determine the area that can be reached within a certain time from one or more locations
  • Clustering tools automatically group points or areas into compact clusters
  • Routing tools optimize routes for deliveries and pickups
Density tools

Density tools identify hot spots

Drive-time territories

Drive-time area of influence tools

Drive-time rings

Drive-time rings

Facility location

Facility location tools

Territories

Territory tools group smaller areas into balanced larger areas

Routing

Routing tools

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