ARCSDM3 and DataXplore. Spatial Data Modeller 3 Extension for ArcMap 9.0 is now publicly available.
This package is a translation of the original Arc-SDM, but is designed to work with ArcGIS 9 (including Spatial Analyst). The original code was in Avenue. The new code is in Visual Basic, as ArcGIS no longer supports Avenue. As in the earlier package, Arc-SDM3 provides tools for weights of evidence, logistic regression, fuzzy logic and neural network analysis. The ultimate aim of all these methods is to combine two or more evidential themes to generate a response theme. In the situation of mineral exploration the response theme is a map that predicts favourability for mineral deposits of a particular type, defined either by a set of training points, or by a mineral exploration expert.
NOTE: Minor fixes for this version and and an ArcGIS 9.1 version expected soon.
In citing this software, please use a reference in the following form:
Sawatzky, D.L., Raines, G.L. , Bonham-Carter, G.F., and Looney, C.G., 2004, ARCSDM3: ArcMAP extension for spatial data modelling using weights of evidence, logistic regression, fuzzy logic and neural network analysis. http://www.ige.unicamp.br/sdm/ArcSDM3/.
The development of Weights of Evidence for ArcView was a GSC-USGS project, supported financially by the following companies:
ARCSDM3 was developed by Don Sawatzky under the direction of Gary Raines (USGS) and Graeme Bonham-Carter (GSC)
DataXplore was developed by Carl Looney and Han Yu at the University of Nevada, Reno
GeoXplore a neural network tool has been added to ArcSDM. It was developed by Dr. Carl Looney and Zhiqiang Wang, both of the University of Nevada Reno.