I am very excited by our release of SpaceStat 3, which links BioMedware to Esri technology using the geodatabase file format and is an important step towards addressing unmet needs in data access and geohealth analysis techniques. This is very timely, as BioMedware recently joined Esri’s Business Partner Network.
With this latest release, SpaceStat readily imports the wealth of geospatial health data provided by Esri and Esri’s business partners. SpaceStat’s advanced visualization, space-time analysis, and modeling techniques are easily integrated into workflows that use Esri technologies. For example, you can use ArcGIS to acquire, edit, and manipulate your data, and then use SpaceStat to analyze time-dynamic data; to target health interventions, to assess health disparities, and to undertake predictive modeling. (See my last blog for a list of 20 health analysis activities commonly accomplished in SpaceStat.)
Importing geodatabase (gdb) files is straightforward. After starting SpaceStat, select “File->Import->Esri geodatabase” and you will be taken to the import dialog. In the shown example we are importing CentralBusinessDistrect.gdb, using the CBDOutline as the feature class.
A new geography will be created in SpaceStat, called CentralBusinessDistrict (CBDOutline). The data may be time-stamped, which is a useful mechanism for representing time-dynamic geographies, such as business districts, where buildings are demolished, new ones built, and streets are rerouted.
Here we are looking at the Pittsburgh business district, and have displayed the different neighborhoods that comprise it. The circular feature is Mellon Arena, home of the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins. The Mellon Arena features the largest retractable, stainless steel dome roof in the world–170,000 total square feet and 2,950 tons of Pittsburgh steel. It certainly stands out on the map!
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