6. Raster Surface Models

  1. K. Heather Kennedy

Published Online: 24 JUL 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470548776.ch6

Introduction to 3D Data: Modeling with ArcGIS® 3D Analyst™ and Google Earth™

Introduction to 3D Data: Modeling with ArcGIS® 3D Analyst™ and Google Earth™

How to Cite

Kennedy, K. H. (2009) Raster Surface Models, in Introduction to 3D Data: Modeling with ArcGIS® 3D Analyst™ and Google Earth™, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470548776.ch6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 JUL 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 JUN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470381243

Online ISBN: 9780470548776

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Keywords:

  • raster surface models;
  • interpolation, in creating models of measurable phenomena;
  • spatial interpolation in creating surface from few sample points;
  • Natural Neighbors interpolation - weighted-average method;
  • Hillshade function - calculating new raster based on sun angle and steepness

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Exercise 6-1: Interpolate a Terrain Surface with Spline

  • Exercise 6-2: Interpolate Terrain with Inverse Distance Weighted and Natural Neighbors

  • Exercise 6-3: Calculate Hillshade and Aspect

  • Exercise 6-4: Calculate Slope

  • Exercise 6-5: Calculate Viewshed

  • Challenge Exercise: Calculate Viewshed and Slope Levels for Elk Park