An overview of the Find Locations toolset

This tools in this toolset are used to identify areas that meet specified criteria. The criteria can be based on attribute queries (for example, parcels that are vacant) and spatial queries (for example, within 1 kilometer of a river). The areas that are found can be selected from existing features (such as existing land parcels), or features can be created when all the requirements are met.

This toolset uses distributed processing to complete analytics on GeoAnalytics Server.


These tools are available when you have an active ArcGIS Enterprise portal that has a GeoAnalytics Server configured for the Feature Analysis - GeoAnalytics Tools setting. To access and run the tools, you must have spatial analysis privileges. The tools will not work if your active portal is ArcGIS Online.

These tools can be accessed from either the Analysis ribbon or the Geoprocessing pane's Portal tab.

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Detect Incidents

Creates a layer that detects features that meet a given condition.

Find Dwell Locations

Finds locations where moving objects have stopped, or dwelled, using given time and distance thresholds.

Find Similar Locations

Identifies the candidate features that are most similar or dissimilar to one or more input features based on feature attributes.

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