An ArcGis geoprocessing tool that calculates the least-cost path from a source to a destination.

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How to Create Cost Surface Raster for Least Cost Path Analysis?

I have a DEM raster and would like to carry out a cost path analysis. Among other factors such as slope, proximity rivers etc. I would also like to take elevation into consideration. According to ...
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ArcGIS: Least-Cost Path between points; Source Destinationissue

I am trying to find the least-cost path between 2 points. The problem I am having is that if I use point A as source and point B as destination, I get a value, but when I do the opposite i.e., use ...
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Create Cost Array ignores NoData!

After a great deal of research here is what is happening: We select two points on a hydrography map with an island inbetween. It is expected that the CostDistanceWithPolyline would return a line that ...
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calculate least cost pathways for a region and create distance rasters to rivers [duplicate]

How do you calculate all the least cost pathways that exists for a region? I would like the output map to display all routes (and was wondering whether this can be done in one set of operations). I ...
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How to calculate the distance of sites to riverways

How do you calculate the distance of about 10 sites scattered across a region to bodies of water (rivers and lakes) using ArcGIS 10.1? I have the lat/lon coordinates of the 10 sites as a point ...
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How to perform a Cost Path analysis in ArcGIS 10.1?

Is it possible to model the easiest pathway through a landscape between many points (rather than just two)? I want to carry out a cost-path analysis, I would like to display the easiest pathways ...
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How to find least-cost paths including tunnels (where slopes are too steep)?

I'm currently working on a road path finding project for a motorway in ArcGIS 10. One criterion is obviously the slope angle. What I would like to do is to create a new cost surface which finds ...
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QGIS Grass Plugin fails with r.cost.vect

I tried the following in QGIS with the Grass Plugin: r.cost input=preCostSurface@albi start_points=OSMroads@albi output=cost0109 max_cost=0 And I get the following error: Dev note: Adapted sites ...
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Get distance after path distance allocation

I use ArcGIS 10.1 in Windows XP. I have a two point feature data sets One containing a single point P1 and another containing multiple points Pm. I computed the minimum-distance path from P1 to each ...
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How to find the shortest route between two points based on cost surface?

I have two locations: (A) starting point and (B) designation. Also I have a slope raster. I want to find the cheapest path between these two locations based on the slope (it is more expensive to ...
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How to create an OD road distance matrix in QGIS?

I'm looking for the steps required to produce an origin-destination (OD) cost matrix. What I'm looking for is a matrix of road distances. The distance matrix tool only produces euclidian distances. ...
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How to convert a raster (array) to a NetworkX graph and do a * search?

I want to use a slope-raster for a a_star path analysis in NetworkX. I am using Python for this project. My test raster looks like this First I read in the raster with GDAL input_raster = ...
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Python/GDAL: Best way to read in raster for use in A* search algortihm

I want to create a least cost path program with Python and GDAL since I couldn't find any open source cost path additions for use in Python. As recommended here the best approach is to use A* ...
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Raster map in different zone () than region ()

I am new to QGIS (just installed QGIS 2.0.1) and am having problems running any spatial analysis tools. I followed the instructions on how to call GRASS tools into QGIS, but when I try to run the ...
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Python Script Producing Empty Cost Path Rasters

I'm trying to run a script that will create cost paths for a large number of randomly generated points then assign the cost to those points. But my script is beginning to create cost path rasters ...
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Shortest raster path

I am trying to create a path from the blue square to all the green dots. The blue square represents an existing road and the green dots represent centroids of forest stands. The total path distance ...
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Cost Path tool in script randomly throws error

I have a script tool that is creating a least cost path for sets of points using a Cursor. When applied, the script runs great, except every so often the tool is stopped because there is an error in ...
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Using Dijkstra's algorithm for multiple source to single destination shortest paths

I'm going over a lecture recording, in it my professor mentions using Dijkstra's algorithm (or a modified version of it) to find multiple-source to single source shortest paths, e.g. finding the ...
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How specify a corridor minwidth?

I’m trying to make a corridor between two substations with ArcGIS, a macro corridor and a micro corridor. I have two questions in this respect and would be grateful for your suggestions. a) How can ...
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Finding distance (in time) from nearest point out of 4 along a road network

I have four points representing harbors along the coast. I also have a roads layer that has info on each road segment such as length, speed limit, and travel time. I calculated travel time with ...
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Is r.cost equivalent to diffusion interpolation with barriers?

I want to perform interpolation using cost distances rather than euclidean distances similar to Greenberg et al. (2011). In that paper they use r.cost in GRASS to compute cost distances for each ...
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ArcMAP path distance function handling of polygon and raster inputs

I am using a path distance function to calculate distances from a set of source cells on a land use raster. Unfortunately, my land use raster and my other inputs have different cell sizes. The land ...
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Plot the Shortest Paths in a Grid without any clash at a point of time

The efficient algorithm needs to be done and proved for the best solution for the given problem: User inputs: (#) Size of the NxN Grid. (N); (#) No. of Paths: Z; (#) Source and Destination ...
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How to Create Multiple Start and Destination Cost Paths?

I have a suitability matrix which was created in model builder based on elevation data and multiple start data points and end data points representing schools. I'd like to link all the schools up ...
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Find a proper path between two nodes in a grid

This question is about finding a proper path (route) between two nodes (P,Q) in a grid (i.e., graph, network, ...). In our concept, we define a path proper (nice) if it is the most similar* to the ...
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Analysing movement using cost surfaces with ArcGIS Path Distance tool?

I would like to analyse hypothetical movement (on foot) in a landscape as based on energy expenditure, but I have run into some trouble that I am hoping that you could help me with. I have tried to do ...
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Connect points along bathymetry contours

I have a table with start and end point data in each row and need to convert them into lines, but I would like something other than a straight segment. Ideally, I want to connect the points via a ...
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How do I make a path cross the most possible classes in a raster?

I want to create a function and possibly use Arcmap tools to create something similar to Cost Path. Instead of just choosing the LCP, it must cross through the most different integers. Let's say I ...
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ArcGIS Cost Path Analysis - How Is Arcpy Cost Path Analysis Tool So Much Faster Than ArcObjects

Although I love slinging some python to create geoprocessing scripts/services, I was under the impression that using ArcObjects to do the equivalent operation(s) will have better performance. I've ...
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GDAL - Perform Simple Least Cost Path Analysis

I am investigating methods to perform a simple least cost path analysis with gdal. By simple, I mean using the slope of a dem as the only cost factor. I would prefer to do using the python or .net ...
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How do I find least cost path over a DEM based on slope magnitude and direction?

What sort of algorithms can I use to find a least cost path through a DEM where it costs more to traverse a cell going downhill or uphill than it does to follow the contour of the land? All the ...
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Using a list of geographic locations, and determining the X closest locations to a user-defined location

I've got a list of geographical locations in an Excel spreadsheet. I want users to be able to search for a user-defined location, and then have the X number of closest locations from the list pulled ...
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Dealing with bridges and tunnels when modeling raster least cost paths?

I'm currently using ArcGIS 10 Spatial Analyst's Cost Path tool to model pedestrian routes. I have sidewalks, fences, buildings and a ton of pedestrian scale features, all combined into a cost surface ...
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Find the best path along raster

I've just posted a question to StackOverflow about the best way to go about finding the best path on the raster below (where whiter pixels are 'better'), but have realised that it might actually be ...
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Incorporating Length of Route Value into Cost Evaluator Function (ArcGIS Network Analyst)? [closed]

A friend and I (who more frequently than I posts on this board) are creating a walking network and we have run in to a snag. We would like to attribute a cost evaluator to our network dataset using a ...
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Looking for a fast, open-source raster cost-distance function to use in code

I've been scouring the internet for a fast, open-source cost-distance function that I can embed inside my code. The functionality should basically work like the ArcGIS implementation where I can ...