Is there a benefit to using raster analysis to map COVID-19 spread?

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04-08-2020 09:31 PM
DouglasDarneilleDarneille
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Would like to map the possible spread of COVID - 19 from point data, can move to a centroid of the county and after there I am lost.

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MikeSchoelen
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I'm not sure if converting the point data to raster would be particularly helpful for analysis, as health data is discrete and raster data is continuous.

I would try this learn lesson on Emerging Hotspot Analysis, as it may answer your questions: https://www.esri.com/training/catalog/5cf6d5842845f65b2cca2e67/space-time-analysis%3A-finding-tempor... 

Additionally, take a look at the new time series forecasting tools in Pro: Introducing Time Series Forecasting in ArcGIS Pro 

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