Linked ArcView 2.1 and XGobi environment - GIS, dynamic statistical graphics, and spatial data

Jurgen Symanzik, James J. Majure, Dianne Cook

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This paper reports on research into interactive, dynamic statistical graphics (DSG) applied to spatial data maintained within a geographic information system (GIS). We developed a bidirectional link between ArcView 2.1, a GIS, and XGobi, a DSG program. Multivariate data, collected at geographic locations, is passed from ArcView to XGobi and can be dynamically analyzed. The relation between the points in XGobi and the spatial locations from where they were collected is maintained so that points in either ArcView or XGobi can be brushed and the corresponding points in the other application are identified immediately. Special features (or flavors) of the link are the handling of multivariate attribute data, spatial cumulative distribution functions, variogram-cloud plots, spatially lagged scatterplots, and multivariate variogram-cloud plots.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1996
EventACM International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems 1996 - Rockville, United States of America
Duration: 15 Nov 199616 Nov 1996
Conference number: 4th


ConferenceACM International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems 1996
Abbreviated titleGIS 1996
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
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