After selecting the layers that will be part of the analysis, it is possible to choose the ambientation/zoning method to use. The available options for delineating the zones are:
With the equidistant ambientation method, it divides the environments into equal intervals that can be later editable by the user. In this way, the layers will be normalized (adjusted to a common scale) and then additively joined. Each layer will be weighted based on the adjustment factor assigned to it.
Natural breaks Method:
It divides the environments based on the similarity of the data so that the variation within each is minimal, and the variation between environments is maximal.
It groups data with equal or similar values into environments of equal size.
It divides the environments based on the similarity of the data through clustering, which uses a central point called the centroid. This centroid is iteratively adjusted to its position, minimizing differences between the data and generating environments that are as similar as possible.