R-ArcGIS Bridge

R and ArcGIS for advanced analysis

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Build sophisticated analytics by combining the statistical capabilities of the R language with the spatial science of ArcGIS. Extend your R models by leveraging the ecosystem of ArcGIS with access to data, spatial algorithms, and more. Benefit from the performance, scalability, and spatial validation available from ArcGIS when building R-based analytics tools in an R or ArcGIS environment. Increase the accessibility of your R scripts using the built-in sharing capabilities of the ArcGIS platform.


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How does R-ArcGIS Bridge work?

Access spatial data with R

R-ArcGIS Bridge enables you to easily access ArcGIS data and bring it into R for specialized statistical analysis. It supports spatial data types such as geodatabases, hosted maps, image and feature layers, and raster data formats, going beyond what's typically supported by open-source spatial R packages.

Extend R with ArcGIS

Extend your work in R with spatially optimized algorithms and data from ArcGIS. Scale up your analytical capacity to enterprise-grade performance and access. Use ArcGIS data storytelling and visualization tools to tell compelling and interactive stories with your analysis results. 

Enhance analysis with R in ArcGIS

Combine specialized R modules with the ArcGIS analytical framework to build statistically sound and spatially validated models. Seamlessly pass analysis inputs and outputs between R and ArcGIS via R-ArcGIS Bridge, the only library available that brings R and ArcGIS together.

Share R-driven analytics

Encourage collaboration and build reproducible research by converting R workflows into ArcGIS tools that can be easily shared and accessed by others in your organization. 

Integrate with open environments

Bring your R and ArcGIS analysis into an interface that you are familiar with, whether that is Jupyter or RStudio. Set up R-ArcGIS Bridge conveniently within your workspace of choice or with Conda.

How does R-ArcGIS Bridge work?

Get started with R-ArcGIS Bridge

Leverage R-ArcGIS Bridge to build sophisticated analysis workflows. Whether you want to use R-ArcGIS Bridge directly within ArcGIS Pro or prefer working in Jupyter or RStudio, R-ArcGIS Bridge is available to you.

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