Spatial Analysis

The spatial analysis category looks at data manipulation techniques in GIS.

A clipped view of the north eastern coast area of the United States showing hex bins with blue gradient.

Using QGIS to Create a Hexbin Map

Caitlin Dempsey

It is fairly easy to create a hexbin map using QGIS by following this GIS tutorial.

Photo of the coastline of Acadia National Park.

The Coastline Paradox: Why Measuring Coastlines isn’t that Simple

Caitlin Dempsey

The coastline paradox is the concept that the measured length of a coastline will change depending on the scale of the GIS data used for the measurement.

A gray map of Oklahoma with the point locations of cities buffered in different sized purple circles depending on the elevation.

Buffers in GIS

Caitlin Dempsey

A buffer in GIS is a reclassification based on distance.

A basic map showing cities with a bar graph icon for each of the cities.

Using GIS to Map Trends in Employment


This tutorials shows users how to analyze ACS data from the US Census Bureau to calculate employment shift-share and location quotient using Maptitude.

Screenshot showing a watershed boundary with lines showing the density of water flow on top of a base map.

How to Map Watersheds Using ArcGIS Pro: A Step-by-Step Guide

Jeff Oppong

This tutorial shows you how to use ArcGIS Pro to delineate watersheds and drainage paths from elevation data.

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