I am 100% new to ArcGIS and I am feeling more than lost. I have found quite some tutorials on the web but they do not really help me - they explain nicely how to analyse perfectly prepared data and maps. But the dirty work to me seems completely uncovered. What I would like to do is the following
- For my country I have a Stata dataset on individuals and postcodes
- My second Stata dataset contains measurements and their coordinates
- For each individual I would like to know inverse weighted average distances to the x closest measurements
I guess ArcGIS is well suited for this. I managed to load a proper basemap and a layer containing postcodes. Now I face the following questions and I do not really know where to begin. How do I have to format my Stata-files? In which format (dbase, personal geodatabase...) do those data have to be? I´m very willing to work my way through, but I just have no idea where to start. Do you have some reference to a tutorial or so where such topics are covered - and not just how to change a color? Thanks a lot!