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How Mean Center (Spatial Statistics) works

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Last modified January 9, 2009
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The mean center is the average x and y coordinate of all the features in the study area. It's useful for tracking changes in the distribution or for comparing the distributions of different types of features.

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The Mean Center tool creates a new point feature class where each feature represents a mean center (one for each case when a case field is specified). The x and y mean center values, case, and mean dimension field are included as output feature attributes. The following identifies the possible origin of a disease epidemic.

Mean center

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