# Tutorial III: Analysis

### Module 3.1: Network Analyst

Goals: The goal of this exercise is to learn how to use the Network Analyst tools to perform network-based analyses. Specifically, you will learn to use the Network Analyst Extension to add network locations, set your analysis properties, and perform a basic service area analysis.

Skills:  After completing this exercise, you should have a basic familiarity with Network Analyst Tools and have experience performing a service area analysis.

Estimated time to complete: 50 minutes

### Module 3.2: Spatial Analyst

This module discusses the Spatial Analyst toolset, specifically the interpolation and zonal tools, to perform GIS analyses. After completing the exercise, you should be familiar with raster based analyses and the Spatial Analyst toolset.

### Module 3.3: Proximity Analysis

Part 1 Goals: The goal of this exercise is to compare the results proximity based analyses that evaluate geographic access to Federally Qualified Health Care Centers (FQHC) in the Twin Cities Area of MN. First you will calculate a half mile Euclidean distance from each FQHC using the buffer tool, next you will calculate half mile Network based distance service area for each FQHC. With this measures you will estimate geographic access to each US Census Tract level population aggregated to the geometric centroid AND its population weighted centroid.

Part 1 Skills: After completing this exercise, you should have a basic familiarity with both Euclidean and Network based proximity analyses and have an understanding of the implications of population aggregation.

Estimated time to complete: 1 hour

Part 2 Goals: The goal of this exercise is to compare the results proximity based analyses seeing to get an understanding of evaluate geographic access at a statewide scale to a select set of resources: Pharmacies and Pharmacist within the state of MN. First you will calculate the Euclidean distance using the generate near table tool, next you will calculate Network based estimates using an Origin Destination (OD) cost matrix. With this measures you will estimate geographic access for each US Census Tract population aggregated its population weighted centroid.

Part 2 Skills: After completing this exercise, you should have a basic familiarity with both Euclidean and Network based proximity analyses and have an understanding of the implications of population aggregation.

Estimated time to complete: 45 minutes

### Module 3.4: Analyzing Patterns

Goals: The goal of this exercise is to explore how to analyze patterns in your data. You will first create population weighted centroids (PwC) for census tracts in California to conceptualize where your population lives; and you are going to use recently generated population centers to inform the hotspot analysis on high blood pressure prevalence in the Greater Los Angeles Area.

Skills: After completing this exercise, you will be able to generate population weighted centroids at different scales. You will learn how to use hotspot analysis tool provided by ArcGIS, and properly interpret the hotspot map.

Estimated time to complete: 20 minutes