Through its simple yet powerful interface, ArcGIS Spatial Analyst is fully integrated with ArcGIS for Desktop and provides more than 150 tools and functions for comprehensive, raster-based spatial analysis.
Use ArcGIS Spatial Analyst to select the best location for a new site.
Build and analyze complex surfaces to identify patterns or features.
Calculate the cost of travel, cost-weighted distance, least-cost path, and shortest path using ArcGIS Spatial Analyst.
Calculate a density value for each cell in an output raster.
Calculate incoming solar radiation to model and analyze its effects.
Derive new information from hydrologic and landscape data.
Apply cell, neighborhood, zonal overlay, and multivariate statistical analysis techniques to the modeling of your spatial data.
Use map algebra to combine multiple maps, perform suitability analyses, assign weights, and identify relationships.
Scripting and Customization
Create custom models and analysis functions with ArcGIS Spatial Analyst customization options.
Use ModelBuilder, a graphic modeling tool, to create advanced procedures and workflows.
Generalize your data to omit unnecessary detail.