Announcing SpaceStat 3 with Geodatabase Integration
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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Partnership Provides an Easy Way for Esri Users to Add SpaceStat’s Advanced Space-Time Analysis Into Their Workflows
Ann Arbor, MI – Sept. 6, 2011 – BioMedware, a leader in geohealth software development and research solutions, today announced its membership in the Esri Partner Network.
BioMedware’s President, Dr. Geoffrey Jacquez, also revealed that BioMedware’s flagship product, SpaceStat (formerly known as STIS), now links to Esri technology using the geodatabase file format. “Formalizing our partnership with Esri is an important step towards addressing unmet needs in data access and geohealth analysis techniques.” said Jacquez. “By including geodatabase support in SpaceStat v3.0, Esri customers will easily be able to integrate SpaceStat’s advanced space-time analysis methods and visualization techniques into their workflows.” Jacquez added, “We’re looking forward to growing this new relationship and leveraging our Esri partner status in ways that will benefit both our customers and Esri’s clients, and improve data analysis.”
Dr. Jacquez, an expert in geohealth research and spatial-time analysis software development, is presenting a talk tomorrow entitled “Does geocoding positional error matter in health GIS studies?” at the Esri Health GIS Conference being held in Washington, D.C.
BioMedware counts over 600 academic and government organizations among their global customer base.
Esri customers can visit www.biomedware.com/esri and sign up for a free 14-day evaluation release of SpaceStat v3.0, with geodatabase file format support.
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BioMedware was founded in 1995 to develop statistical analysis methods and to make the methods more available to non-statisticians in user-friendly software. To date, BioMedware has received nearly ten million dollars in grants to develop new methods and software for the spatial analysis and modeling of disease. This research has resulted in three commercial software products: SpaceStat, ClusterSeer and BoundarySeer. For more information, visit www.biomedware.com or email [email protected]
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