Modeling of Natural Resources: Sessions at the ESRI User Conference

uc20091Modeling of Natural Resources: Water

Wednesday, 15 July 2009, 3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Room 29 D

This session will illustrate how GIS is used to prepare landslide susceptibility maps, determine runoff volume distribution, and create diagnostic maps of drainage basins.


  • Investigation of Rainfall–Runoff modeling by Remote Sensing and GIS
  • ArcMorpho: An Automated Approach to Modelling Morphometric and Hydromorphometric Characteristics of Drainage Basins Using A Geographical Information System (GIS)

Modeling of Natural Resources: Habitat

Thursday, 16 July 2009, 10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Room 29 D

Learn how GIS-built habitat models are being used to study the effects of man-made entities on forests and help with conflict management. This session also offers recommendations on using appropriate metrics in the field of landscape ecology.


  • Modeling Species Habitat in the National Forests of Southwest Idaho
  • Compactness: A Comprehensive Set of Metrics and Rationale for Use

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Statistical Modeling: Techincal Workshop at the ESRI User Conference

uc20091ArcGIS Spatial Analyst – Statistical Modeling

Tuesday, 14 July 2009, 3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Room 1 A/B
Thursday, 16 July 2009, 10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Room 1 A/B

ArcGIS Spatial Analyst contains a rich suite of statistical tools for analysis and modeling. This session will explore the basic statistical tools contained in ArcGIS Spatial Analyst, such as moving window, local, and zonal statistics, and how they can be used. The session will also present advanced tools such as regression, multivariate statistics, and geostatistics. When more statistics are needed than ArcGIS provides, the session will touch on integration of 3rd party statistical packages.

Presenters: ESRI’s Kevin Johnston and Ryan De Bruyn

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