Collect Events (Spatial Statistics)


Converts event data, such as crime or disease incidents, to weighted point data.


Collect Events tool illustration



CollectEvents_stats (Input_Incident_Features, Output_Weighted_Point_Feature_Class)
ParameterExplanationData Type

The features representing event or incident data.

Feature Class

The output feature class to contain the weighted point data.

Feature Class

Code Sample

CollectEvents Example (Python Window)

The following Python Window script demonstrates how to use the Collect Events tool.

import arcpy
arcpy.env.workspace = "C:/Data"
arcpy.CollectEvents_stats("911Copied.shp", "911Count.shp", "Count", "#")
CollectEvents Example (Stand-alone Python script)

The following stand-alone Python script demonstrates how to use the Collect Events tool.

# Analyze the spatial distribution of 911 calls in a metropolitan area
# using the Hot-Spot Analysis Tool (Local Gi*)

# Import system modules
import arcpy

# Set geoprocessor object property to overwrite existing output, by default = True

# Local variables...
workspace = "C:/Data"

    # Set the current workspace (to avoid having to specify the full path to the feature classes each time)
    arcpy.env.workspace = workspace

    # Copy the input feature class and integrate the points to snap
    # together at 500 feet
    # Process: Copy Features and Integrate
    cf = arcpy.CopyFeatures_management("911Calls.shp", "911Copied.shp",
                         "#", 0, 0, 0)

    integrate = arcpy.Integrate_management("911Copied.shp #", "500 Feet")

    # Use Collect Events to count the number of calls at each location
    # Process: Collect Events
    ce = arcpy.CollectEvents_stats("911Copied.shp", "911Count.shp", "Count", "#")

    # Add a unique ID field to the count feature class
    # Process: Add Field and Calculate Field
    af = arcpy.AddField_management("911Count.shp", "MyID", "LONG", "#", "#", "#", "#",
                     "NON_NULLABLE", "NON_REQUIRED", "#",
    cf = arcpy.CalculateField_management("911Count.shp", "MyID", "[FID]", "VB")

    # Create Spatial Weights Matrix for Calculations
    # Process: Generate Spatial Weights Matrix... 
    swm = arcpy.GenerateSpatialWeightsMatrix_stats("911Count.shp", "MYID",
                        "#", "#", "#", 6,

    # Hot Spot Analysis of 911 Calls
    # Process: Hot Spot Analysis (Getis-Ord Gi*)
    hs = arcpy.HotSpots_stats("911Count.shp", "ICOUNT", "911HotSpots.shp", 
                     "EUCLIDEAN_DISTANCE", "NONE",
                     "#", "#", "euclidean6Neighs.swm")

    # If an error occurred when running the tool, print out the error message.
    print arcpy.GetMessages()


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