The SAS® Bridge for ESRI adds the powerful analytic and business intelligence capabilities of SAS to your geographic information system. With this extension to ArcGIS, you can create maps and interactive presentations that show relationships and provide answers that were previously hidden. You can link tabular data in SAS with spatial data in ArcGIS so that queries can consider spatial proximities as part of the analysis.
With the SAS Bridge for ESRI, you can
add SAS data to your maps. You can establish a connection to your SAS data and incorporate that data into your GIS.
join SAS data to an ArcMap layer. Uncover new relationships in your existing data to find answers and solve problems.
export data, including raster data, to a SAS data set. Use SAS procedures to distinguish the important from the unimportant, and turn your data into strategic information.
run stored processes. You can save SAS programs and applications on a SAS server as stored processes. You can then share and run these SAS programs from client applications such as ArcMap. Stored processes are especially useful for applications that are run frequently or used by multiple clients.
view the metadata associated with SAS data sets.
create custom applications or macros that export data to SAS and run other processes, without your intervention. The SAS Bridge for ESRI is built on a set of objects that make it simple for you to create your own custom export applications and macros.
With SAS Bridge for ESRI, you can export your data to a SAS data set, use SAS to perform any analysis that is needed, read the new data back into ArcMap, and incorporate the new information into your maps and presentations.
The SAS Bridge for ESRI adds the analytic intelligence of SAS to the easy-to-use mapping capabilities of ArcGIS. The result is a geographic information system unmatched in the ability to inform, persuade, and motivate.
The features provided by the SAS Bridge for ESRI are integrated with ArcGIS. After you have installed the software, you can access its features through the ArcGIS interface. Simply follow the instructions in the HOW TO topics to incorporate SAS data and analyses into your maps and presentations.
Note: SAS Bridge for ESRI works with versions 8.3 and higher of ArcGIS and versions 8.2 and higher of SAS software. SAS Bridge for ESRI Version 2.0 works with ArcGIS 8.3. SAS Bridge for ESRI Version 2.1 runs with ArcGIS 9.0. To determine which version of the SAS Bridge for ESRI you have installed, in ArcMap, select Tools Extension... SAS Data Exporter Extension.