Hot Spot: Unknown Hot Spot

With Hot Spot: Unknown Hot Spot, the user defines the grid style and size, the hot spot shape and orientation, and the probability of detecting a hot spot of unknown size.


This sample design is available for all SADA files.


These are the steps that display in the Steps Window when this sample design is selected during the step Set sampling parameters. Click on the links below for more details about the following steps.

1. See the data, Draw/Edit Prior, Display empty plot

2. Set up the site

3. Set GIS overlays

4. Set sampling parameters

5. Show the results

6. Import sampled data

7. Format picture

8. Auto-document

9. Add to results gallery (not available for empty SADA files)

Design-specific Parameters

When Hot Spot: Unknown Hot Spot is selected during the Set sampling parameters step, the Parameters Window changes to look like the following:


Under Grid Definition, select a square, triangle, or rectangle grid style.

Enter the parameters for Shape Definition. For Hot Spot Shape, enter a value that is greater than or equal to .2 and less than or equal to 1. This is the ratio between the major and minor axes of the elliptical hot spot. (Note that 1 is a circle.) For Hot Spot Orientation, select Random to use omni directional ellipses, or select Degrees and enter a value between 0 and 90.

Enter a value between 1 and 100 for the Probability.

Press Show the Results and SADA will determine the number of new samples and display their locations on the Graphics Window. SADA will also enter the resulting Hot Spot Definition on the Parameters Window. If there are polygons, new samples will only be placed inside the active polygons.


To view the actual coordinates of the new sample points export the information to a comma delimited excel file by using the Output to File toolbar button in main form of SADA.