I have a 30-m elevation raster as well as a set of points that overlay the raster.
For each point, I want to calculate the average elevation within a 5-km radius of the point.
One way I was thinking of doing this was by creating 5-km buffers around each point, then using those buffers to calculate the average values of the elevation raster. This should work but I find it hard to believe that there is no easier way of doing this. Does anybody know?
I would prefer a solution using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop but I could use R too.