Alleviate the need for customized data transfers and easily exchange spatial data between ArcGIS10 – the market leading geographic information system (GIS) software from Esri – and SAS.
Link spatial, numeric and textual data through a single interface to improve efficiency, produce more intelligent results and communicate results more effectively.
Easily link your tabular SAS data and analytical results with the spatial data of the ArcGIS environment. Queries from Esri can then inherently consider the attributes stored in your SAS environment. The SAS Bridge for Esri also lets you automate processes, so there's no need to rewrite customized programs every time your source data changes. Simply link together relevant tables and their resident servers and get more comprehensive information to answer your geospatial questions. Having access to richer data means greater understanding and, ultimately, better decisions.
Expand your capabilities.
Extend your business intelligence and analytic capabilities to get results that inherently consider spatial entities. You can single out your discoveries, going beyond simple relationships to get to true, measurable results. Use SAS to create accurate representations of current and future events – with statistically sound metrics, probabilities and forecasts – and then show the results spatially. Then visualize these attributes as a thematic layer on a map and/or use them as input for spatial analysis. You can also extend your use of ArcGIS by ensuring that spatial proximities, adjacencies and autocorrelations are available for your analysis in SAS.