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problem in creating space time cube for emerging hot spot analysis

Question asked by sharsh on Oct 9, 2016
Latest reply on Oct 14, 2016 by JDAcosta-esristaff


I am trying to analyze hot spot pattern in 10 year of count data for a bird species (2005-2015). The result of emerging hot spot analysis is exactly what I need now. But I am having problem in creating space time cube required for doing this analysis.


What I have is 

10 year of count data done of specified transect each year with the date mentioned for each year. Now these counts were done for two months each year, july and august.

While creating space time cube, I want to give all of this as input. But I am having trouble in doing that. 

1. Time field will be date, now this date is varying year to year so what am I supposed to do here, date of one year?

2. Time step interval, I want an analysis per year, so is the input 1 year, but that's failing the analysis

3. Time step alignment , will this be start_time if initially I am giving date for 2005 year? or how does this work?


Do you have any demonstration which can help me in doing this correctly? I will really appreciate any help in this regard.