Orientation Analysis Tools for GIS (ArcGIS)
density distribution diagram


rose diagram

rose diagram
These pages were created to introduce the Orientation Analysis Tools (OATools) for GIS: ArcGIS Desktop (ESRI).

These tools were developed in frame of my diploma thesis and then they were extended and upgraded. The tools were tested on structural data from Žďárské vrchy region, Czech republic. Anyone who works with structural data and digital geological map can use it to interpret field data in relation to digital map in GIS.

In 2014 OATools were upgraded for ArcGIS 10.2.

The main motivation is following: Geographical information system (GIS) is used in geological data processing and map construction. You see location of your documentation stations and want to work with measured dip and dip direction. Use OATools to analyse your data in this single environment and see the result just in the geological map!

HOW to get it?
Download ArcGIS Add-In

Add-in can be easily installed on your computer.
To use OATools, no other licence is needed. Download the zip file from the link below and save it anywhere on your computer. Unzip the file and double click at OATools_2B.esriAddInn.
In ArcMap 10.2, new toolbar (OATools_toolbar) is present. This is described in the Guide, that is also in the zip file.

NEW>> 6/2015 The Rose Histogram tool was upgraded.
Orientations can be weighted by the lengths of the lines. Orientations of the lines can be added into the input table in a new field. Resulting polygon shapefile (the rose shape) contains fields for orientation classes and their frequency or total length of lines in the classes. The help and Guide were updated.
Click here to DOWNLOAD upgraded OATools_2B Add-In (ArcGIS version 10.2)

5/2015: OATools for ArcGIS10.2:
Click here to DOWNLOAD OATools_2B Add-In (ArcGIS version 10.2)

Click here to download DEMO DATA with guide (ArcGIS version 10.2)


Write me if something doesn´t work well. If there is something not expectable, difficult to understand or if any kind of error appears. Write me also if you have any ideas how to improve the functionality. THANKS!

6/2015 Rose Histogram tool was upgraded.
5/2015 Demo data with the Guide were added
4/2015 Add-In for ArcGIS 10.2 was updated.

2015 Lenka Kociánová, Mail me