I am trying to use find_similar_locations module to find similarity between my input layer and search layer in python. However, i do not understand what format i should use for these layers in python. can anyone help me with an example?

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09-20-2020 05:41 PM
by Anonymous User
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I am trying to use the module find_similar_locations listed here:

arcgis.geoanalytics.find_locations module — arcgis 1.8.2 documentation 

My intention is to find similar locations for entries in search layer compared to input layer, based on some common analysis fields. I am however, unfamiliar on what format i should be using for these layers. Can anyone help with an example, or provide a link to this documentation.

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DanPatterson
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Point features... as shown in the link in your link

Feature Input 


... sort of retired...
NoahSlocum
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Hi sabarish balakrishnan, please see the example here Find Similar Locations—Portal for ArcGIS | Documentation for ArcGIS Enterprise as well as the link Dan shared above. 

If you are not working with a large dataset, you can also consider using the non-GeoAnalytics version of the tool:  arcgis.features.find_locations module — arcgis 1.8.2 documentation 

by Anonymous User
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Noah Slocum‌ Thank you. 

I am very very new to GIS and i am confused a bit. In the page  Find Similar Locations—Portal for ArcGIS | Documentation for ArcGIS Enterprise,  the example again shows store layer, locations, features etc. What I am trying to do is I have two csv files with a bunch of locations in both, and demographics for all locations in the respective files. I just need to use the find_similar_location. Do I create my own layer from this data first? Is there a way, i can input the csv data directly in the find_similar_location function?

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by Anonymous User
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Also, should i have enterprise access to use this feature? I finally added the layers through my account. this is what my code is? 

stores_layer = FeatureLayer('https://services3.arcgis.com/U26uBjSD32d7xvm2/arcgis/rest/services/output_whataburger/FeatureServer')
locations = FeatureLayer ('https://services3.arcgis.com/U26uBjSD32d7xvm2/arcgis/rest/services/output_tractor/FeatureServer')


similar_location_result = find_locations.find_similar_locations(input_layer = stores_layer,
search_layer = locations,
analysis_fields = "TOTPOP_CY")

Error:

AttributeError: 'PropertyMap' instance has no attribute 'geoanalytics'

On searching this forum, I find access as one of the reasons i might be getting this error. 

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DanPatterson
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NoahSlocum
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sabarish balakrishnan‌, I am glad you were able to get your CSVs into a feature service layer. However, if you do not have a GeoAnalytics Server available to use, you won't be able to run the tool. You can check this using arcgis.geoanalytics.is_supported()

I would recommend using the standard feature analysis tool instead if you do not have a GeoAnalytics Server, which is in a different module in the ArcGIS API for Python. See arcgis.features.find_locations.find_similar_locations and Find Similar Locations—Portal for ArcGIS | Documentation for ArcGIS Enterprise 

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