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Equity. Vulnerability. Sustainability. Risk. Important metrics like these help our organizations evaluate need, measure progress, and allocate resources. We can create these metrics by combining variables into a composite index – but this seemingly simple workflow is not without challenges. There are many decisions to be made along the way, like:

And after all these decisions have been made, how do we tell if our index is any good?

In this webinar, you’ll learn how to use the Calculate Composite Index tool in ArcGIS Pro to create effective indices. We will guide you through each stage of the workflow in detail, helping you understand how to make the best index for your needs. You’ll leave equipped with the skills to create powerful indices to help make better decisions.

Register here for the Creating Indices in ArcGIS webinar

About the authors

Lynne Buie is a Product Engineer on the Spatial Statistics team. She helps build spatial statistics tools and Data Engineering capabilities for ArcGIS Pro. She's passionate about using GIS to help make the world a better place.


Catherine McSorley

Catherine McSorley is a Product Engineer on the Spatial Statistics Team at Esri.


Alberto Nieto is a Product Engineer on Esri’s Spatial Statistics team. In his role, he helps research, build, and maintain spatial data science capabilities in ArcGIS and works closely with government agencies to learn about the problems our software can help solve. Alberto’s background includes fourteen years of experience, including previous roles as a GIS Developer at Capital One and NOAA's Climate Prediction Center, and as a GIS Analyst at the Census Bureau and the Alachua County Environmental Protection Department.

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