I have point data from deer surveys and would like to predict values for areas not surveyed based on vegetation type (Grass, Disturbed, Oak, Pine, Mixed etc.)
So far I have dissolved my vegetation layer to combine adjacent polygons and used Spatial Join to combine this layer with my point data. I'm now trying to predict values for polygons with Null values for the pop field (deer seen) and pop_avg field (pop/3 survey nights) based on vegetation type (text field). I'm not really sure what my next step should be if anyone has any suggestions.
Would I need to do the prediction analysis in a program such as R or python to later bring back to map in ArcGIS?