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Hello I am an undergrad currently studying GIS. I'm working on a paper and I need real world examples of the ArcGIS Extensions. So basically how have people used them. I need to find articles online but so far haven't had much luck. There are plenty of tutorials though. I need at least one example article for each extension. I was hoping that someone here could point me in the right direction.

Any links to websites or articles where I could find projects that people have done with extensions would be great.

Thanks for your help.

Edit: I should have been more specific. I need examples of the official ArcGIS extensions. Namely: ArcGIS 3D Analyst, ArcGIS Geostatistical Analyst, ArcGIS Network Analyst, ArcGIS Schematics, ArcGIS Spatial Analyst, and ArcGIS Tracking Analyst.

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I would guess that your difficulty in finding relevant articles stems from most companies choosing not to share which softwares they use to arrive at a given solution. It may be more helpful to search for articles that have solutions that could be replicated or extended in ArcGIS extensions. –  Nathanus Apr 28 '11 at 17:26
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At the risk of seeming redundant, I think you will be hard pressed to find a website/article that states "We used X extension for this!" I am betting your best results will be looking into scholarly journals and articles that are essentially required to spill the beans on what analysis tools they made use of.

Examples:
Interpolating Surfaces in ArcGIS Spatial Analyst - Spatial Analyst

Application of ArcGIS Geostatistical Analyst for Interpolating Environmental Data from Observations - Geostastitical Analyst

Using GIS to Analyze Animal Movements in the Marine Environment - Tracking Analyst

Just a few results from making use of Google's Scholar search.

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As linked by Raj the website does provide customer success stories. just a little digging from his link provides customer success stories.
Many of those are published in the hardcopy and online publications by esri arcnews, arcuser, and arcwatch.
Just search each pub by extension name.
Also there are many industry rags published by ESRI which have extension specific stories.
Find some of those on the subscription page

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I agree. There are many, many articles published in arcnews & arcuser that talk about the success stories of Arc extensions. If you read through the back articles, you should have no trouble finding what you need. –  RyanDalton Apr 28 '11 at 18:55
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Check this out.

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Here is a number of case studies that might be of interest:http://www.esri.com/industries/water_resources/user_showcase/case_studies.html#flood

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@raccoozie

I should have been more specific. I need examples of the official ArcGIS extensions. Namely: ArcGIS 3D Analyst, ArcGIS Geostatistical Analyst, ArcGIS Network Analyst, ArcGIS Schematics, ArcGIS Spatial Analyst, and ArcGIS Tracking Analyst.

I would suggest that you stick with the previous suggestions about using ESRI resources, including their conference papers, since you will be hard-pressed to find academic papers referencing specific software since it is frowned upon in some circles. I would suggest that the focus given to you is a bit narrow and you could turn this around to your advantage by showing that "this type of analysis" could be done using "XY" which is available as "Z" in software package "Q" and as "S" in software package "A".

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