Using Python Custom Raster Functions for Terrain Analysis
Authors: Richard Crissup
We use raster functions to do complex terrain analysis for mobility studies, but our analysts wanted more speed and flexibility to conduct raster analysis on the fly. We solved this problem by building Custom Raster Functions for the ArcGIS platform, which are now possible to build in the very popular Python language. Our analysts can now apply their custom algorithms just to the pixels in the screen, providing the same functionality as built-in functions, with increased performance and agility.