Spatial Analyst extension
The spatial datasets and models you create using ArcGIS for Desktop can be published to ArcGIS for Server and exposed in desktop, mobile, and web applications by activating the ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension.
The ArcGIS Help describes how to use the broad range of spatial modeling and analysis capabilities contained in the ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension. See the following topics for more information:
- What is the ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension?
- A quick tour of the ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension
- About performing analysis in the ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension
Working with spatial datasets and models on the web
Map services and geoprocessing services are the way that you'll make spatial datasets and models available on the web. You'll create spatial datasets and models in ArcGIS for Desktop using the ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension, then publish them to your ArcGIS Server site as map and geoprocessing services. Internet or intranet users can then use these services in supported client applications, such as web browsers and mobile applications to do the following:
- Find optimum locations and areas based on designated spatial criteria (suitability modeling).
- Study the flow of water across an area; creating stream networks and delineating watersheds (hydrologic modeling).
- Create maps showing the concentration of features across the landscape (density analysis).
- Utilize many other spatial modeling techniques, such as calculating slope, aspect, and hillshade.
To learn more about making your spatial datasets and models available on the web, see the following topics: