# Questions tagged [cost-path]

A raster-based ArcGIS geoprocessing tool that calculates the least-cost path from a source to a destination over a cost surface.

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### Finding distance (in time) from nearest point out of 4 along road network using ArcGIS Desktop?

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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### 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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### Understanding why ArcPy Cost Path Analysis tool faster than ArcObjects? [closed]

Although I use 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 posted ArcGIS ...
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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 ...