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I am attempting to determine the best way to calculate the Minimum and Maximum elevation for a defined area.

The area is defined by an IPolygon

The elevation is defined as an ISurface

Possible Solutions:

  1. The only way I can think of is to check every cell of the surface. Is there a method that performs this?

  2. In the comments, @whuber, suggested a Zonal Maximum. Expanding on this idea, I've begun looking into the IZonalOp.

Are there other options?

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You mean as in a zonal maximum? –  whuber Jan 17 '12 at 15:41
    
@whuber, that sounds like it might be it. Thanks for the search term I needed. –  Chris Jan 17 '12 at 15:52
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There may be other options depending on the format of the data. Search our site for grid +statistics. –  whuber Jan 17 '12 at 16:13
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