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An overview of the Sampling Network Design toolset

Available with Geostatistical Analyst license.

Contains tools used to assist in the placement of new sampling sites. The Densify Sampling Network tool can also be used to determine which sampling sites are no longer required.

ToolDescription

Create Spatially Balanced Points

Generates a set of sample points based on inclusion probabilities, resulting in a spatially balanced sample design. This tool is generally used for designing a monitoring network by suggesting locations to take samples, and a preference for particular locations can be defined using an inclusion probability raster.

Densify Sampling Network

Uses a predefined geostatistical kriging layer to determine where new monitoring stations should be built. It can also be used to determine which monitoring stations should be removed from an existing network.

Tools in the Sampling Network Design toolset

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