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Raster Band properties

Summary

The Describe function returns the following properties for Raster Bands. Table Properties and Dataset Properties are also supported.

A Raster Band returns a dataType of "RasterBand".

Properties

PropertyExplanationData Type
height
(Read Only)

The number of rows

Integer
isInteger
(Read Only)

Indicates whether the raster band has integer type

Boolean
meanCellHeight
(Read Only)

The cell size in y direction

Double
meanCellWidth
(Read Only)

The cell size in x direction

Double
noDataValue
(Read Only)

The NoData value of the raster band

String
pixelType
(Read Only)

The pixel type

  • U11 bit
  • U22 bits
  • U44 bits
  • U8Unsigned 8 bit integers
  • S88 bit integers
  • U16Unsigned 16 bit integers
  • S1616 bit integers
  • U32Unsigned 32 bit integers
  • S3232 bit integers
  • F32Single precision floating point
  • F64Double precision floating point
String
primaryField
(Read Only)

The index of the field

Integer
tableType
(Read Only)

The class names of the table

  • ValueValues in the table are used for values only, not for indexing.
  • IndexValues in the table are used as indexes in the raster table.
  • InvalidValues are invalid.
String
width
(Read Only)

The number of columns

Integer

Code sample

Raster Band properties example (stand-alone script)

The following stand-alone script displays some properties for a raster band.

import arcpy

# Create a Describe object from the raster band
#
desc = arcpy.Describe("C:/data/preston.img/Band_1")

# Print some raster band properties
#
print("Height: %d" % desc.height)
print("Width:  %d" % desc.width)
print("Integer Raster: %s" % desc.isInteger)