Enabling the Geostatistical Analyst extension

Before you can work with Geostatistical Analyst, you must first enable it. Enabling the Geostatistical Analyst extension does not cause its user interface to appear automatically, but it does make available the Geostatistical Analyst tools so that you can work with them.


The extension must be independently enabled in ArcMap and in ArcCatalog if you want to use its tools in both environments. To do this, follow the steps described below within ArcMap and then within ArcCatalog.


The extension is not available in ArcGlobe or ArcScene, although raster and vector data generated by it can be visualized in these environments.


Check that you have a valid license available for the Geostatistical Analyst extension, otherwise ArcGIS will not allow you to enable or use it.

  1. Click the Customize menu in ArcMap or ArcCatalog.
  2. Click Extensions and check Geostatistical Analyst.
  3. Click Close.

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