Package com.esri.arcgis.geoprocessing.tools.analysistools

The Analysis toolbox provides a powerful set of tools to perform various geoprocessing operations of all types of vector data.

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Class Summary
Buffer Creates buffer polygons to a specified distance around the Input Features.
Clip Extracts input features that overlay the clip features.
CreateThiessenPolygons Converts input points to an output feature class of Thiessen proximal polygons.
Erase Creates a The Erase tool is contained in the Analysis Tools tool box.
Frequency Creates a list of the unique code occurrences and their frequency for a specified set of items in an table.
GenerateNearTable Determines the distance from each feature in the Input Features to the nearest features in the Near Features, within the Search Radius.
Identity Computes a geometric intersection of the Input Features and Identity Features.
Intersect Computes a geometric intersection of the Input Features.
MultipleRingBuffer Creates a new feature class of buffer features using a set of buffer distances.
Near Determines the distance from each feature in the Input Features to the nearest features in the Near Features, within the Search Radius.
PointDistance Determines the distances between point features in the Input Features to all points in the Near Features, within the Search Radius.
Select Extracts features from an input The Select tool is contained in the Analysis Tools tool box.
SpatialJoin Creates a table join in which fields from one layer's attribute table are appended to another layer's attribute table based on the relative locations of the features in the two layers.
Split Breaks the Input Features into multiple output feature classes.
Statistics Calculates summary statistics for field(s) in a table.
SymDiff Computes a geometric intersection of the input and update features.
TableSelect Extracts selected table records or features from an input The Table Select tool is contained in the Analysis Tools tool box.
Union Computes a geometric intersection of the Input Features.
Update Computes a geometric intersection of the Input Features and Update Features.
 

Package com.esri.arcgis.geoprocessing.tools.analysistools Description

The Analysis toolbox provides a powerful set of tools to perform various geoprocessing operations of all types of vector data. With the tools in this toolbox, you can perform overlays, create buffers, calculate statistics, perform proximity analysis, and much more. When you need to solve a spatial or statistical problem, you should always look in the Analysis toolbox. Spatial features, such as buildings, pipes, or parcel boundaries, can be represented with points, lines, and areas. This type of representation is known as the vector data structure. Points, lines, and areas are stored as coordinates or sets of coordinates that define a shape. ArcGIS stores vector data as features in a feature class and collections of feature classes. There are three main formats of feature data: coverages, shapefiles, and geodatabases.

The Analysis toolbox was designed to perform analysis of vector data in a geographic information system (GIS). A powerful function of the Analysis toolbox is that the output of one procedure can be used as input to another.

The Analysis toolbox has four toolsets. Each toolset performs specific GIS analysis of vector data. The following table lists the toolsets available in the Analysis toolbox and provides a brief description of each.

Name Description
Extract Toolset Contains tools to extract features and attributes from a feature class or a table based on attribute queries or spatial extraction and stores them in a new shapefile or geodatabase feature class. These tools include Clip, Select, Split, and Table Select.
Overlay Toolset Contains tools to overlay multiple feature classes to combine, erase, or update spatial features into a new feature class. There are several types of overlay operations, such as Identity, Intersect, Union, and Update.
Proximity Toolset Contains tools to determine the proximity of spatial features within a feature class or between two feature classes. These tools include Buffer, Near, and Point Distance.
Statistics Toolset Contains tools to perform standard statistical analysis on attribute data. They perform mean, minimum, maximum, and standard deviation analysis on attribute data and save the results in a new table. These tools include Frequency and Summary Statistics.