Spatial Analyst Resources

Last updated: 12/05/2023


The ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension in ArcGIS Pro provides a broad range of powerful spatial modeling and analysis capabilities, like distance analysis, suitability modeling, terrain analysis, surface modeling, surface interpolation, hydrological analysis, and image classification. You can create, query, map, and analyze raster data; derive new information from existing data and perform integrated raster/vector analysis. Listed below are some resources to help you learn more.

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What’s New?

New to Spatial Analyst? Start here:

Performing analysis with Spatial Analyst 

Suitability modeling

Distance analysis

Multidimensional analysis

Surface analysis

Hydrological analysis

Image classification

Python for Analysis

Integrating different workflows together

Extending analytical capability using script tools


Readily Available Data

Esri Conference Presentations at a glance!

Suggested Books

Harder, C. (2015). The ArcGIS Book: 10 Big Ideas about Applying Geography to Your World. Esri Press.

Mitchell, A. (2012). The ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis Volume 3; Modeling Suitability Movement and Interaction. Esri Press.


About the authors

Sarmistha is a Senior Product Engineer in the raster analysis group at Esri, and works on raster and scientific multidimensional data analysis. Her primary interest is in the application of GIS for environmental and climate change modeling to study changes for conservation and improved decision making. When not making maps, Sarmistha likes to experiment with her cooking skills!


Juan is a Product Engineer and Documentation Lead on the Spatial Analyst team.

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