I have a question about conducting hot spot analysis. Two criteria needs to satisfy for setting up fixed distance band. Guaranteeing at least one neighbor and also having the peak z value. But I found out the there is conflict to satisfy both conditions at same time. That is, the distance to guarantee at least one neighbor sometimes is not the distance for getting the peak z value. And the distance for getting the peak z score is not the distance for guaranteeing at least one neighbor. I am wondering under this condition, which distance I should use for the fixed distance band. The one guaranteeing one neighbor or the one having the peak z value.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Thanks in advance for your help.

I would suggest viewing the spatial statistics video here for more info:

http://training.esri.com/acb2000/showdetl.cfm?DID=6&Product_ID=1002

Cheers