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 through the entire study region (not just one route but all)- by taking into account slope and proximity of sites to rivers or valley floors.
I have a DEM raster (obtained from UK ordnance survey - Landform-panorama). River systems were in the form of a polygon shapefile, which I have converted in to a raster layer. The lat/lon coordinates of the 10 sites where added to the DEM raster as a feature class.
I was wondering what would be the best way to achieve this? and whether anyone could explain in layman's terms how to do it?
Any advice would be massively appreciated!