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NbrWedge

Available with Spatial Analyst license.

Summary

Defines a wedge neighborhood which is created by specifying a radius and two angles in either map units or number of cells.

Illustration

NbrWedge neighborhood for FocalStatistics function
NbrWedge neighborhood example for the FocalStatistics function (radius 3 cells, start angle 0, end angle 90).
NbrWedge neighborhood for BlockStatistics function
NbrWedge neighborhood example for the BlockStatistics function (radius = 3 cells, start angle = 0, end angle = 270).

Discussion

Tools that use neighborhood wedge object: Block Statistics, Focal Statistics, Point Statistics, and Point Density.

License:

This class is also available if you have an Image Analyst extension license, but only for the Focal Statistics tool.

A wedge is specified by a radius, a startAngle, an endAngle, and the units. The wedge extends counterclockwise from the starting angle to the ending angle. Angles are specified in arithmetic degrees (counterclockwise from the positive x-axis). Negative angles may be used.

The radius is identified in cells or map units, measured perpendicular to the x- or y-axis. When the radius is specified in map units, it is converted to a radius in cell units. The resulting radius in cell units produces an area that most closely represents the area calculated by using the original radius in map units. Any cell center encompassed by the wedge will be included in the processing of the neighborhood.

Syntax

NbrWedge ({radius}, {startAngle}, {endAngle}, {units})
ParameterExplanationData Type
radius

The radius is the distance from the corner of the wedge to the outer limit of the wedge. The radius is an integer or floating-point value.

(The default value is 3)

Double
startAngle

The startAngle is an integer or floating-point value from 0 to 360.

The start angle is measured counterclockwise from the positive x-axis (3:00 on a clock) to the closest edge of the wedge.

(The default value is 0)

Double
endAngle

The endAngle is an integer or floating-point value from 0 to 360.

The end angle is measured counterclockwise from the positive x-axis (3:00 on a clock) to the outer edge of the wedge.

(The default value is 90)

Double
units

Defines the units of the neighborhood.

  • CELLThe unit of measurement is in cells.
  • MAPThe units are in map coordinates.

(The default value is CELL)

String

Properties

PropertyExplanationData Type
radius
(Read and Write)

The radius is the distance from the corner of the wedge to the outer limit of the wedge. The radius is an integer or floating-point value.

Double
startAngle
(Read and Write)

The startAngle is a value from 0 to 360. It can be integer or floating-point.

The start angle is measured counterclockwise from the positive x-axis (3:00 on a clock) to the closest edge of the wedge.

Double
endAngle
(Read and Write)

The endAngle is a value ranging from 0 to 360. It can be integer or floating-point.

The endAngle is measured counterclockwise from the positive x-axis (3:00 on a clock) to the outer edge of the wedge.

Double
units
(Read and Write)

Defines the units of the neighborhood.

String

Code sample

NbrWedge example 1 (Python window)

Demonstrates how to create a NbrWedge class and use it in the BlockStatistics tool within the Python window.

import arcpy
from arcpy import env
from arcpy.sa import *
env.workspace = "C:/sapyexamples/data"
outNbrWedge = BlockStatistics("block", NbrWedge(5, 10.5, 40, "MAP"))
outNbrWedge.save("C:/sapyexamples/output/blstatsnbrw2")
NbrWedge example 2 (stand-alone script)

Implements the BlockStatistics tool using the NbrWedge class.

# Name: NbrWedge_Ex_02.py
# Description: Uses the NbrWedge object to execute BlockStatistics tool
# Requirements: Spatial Analyst Extension

# Import system modules
import arcpy
from arcpy import env
from arcpy.sa import *

# Set environment settings
env.workspace = "C:/sapyexamples/data"

# Set local variables
inRaster = "block"

# Create the Neighborhood Object
radius = 5
startAngle = 5
endAngle = 10

myNbrWedge = NbrWedge(radius, startAngle, endAngle, "")

# Execute BlockStatistics
outBlkStats =  BlockStatistics(inRaster, myNbrWedge, "MINIMUM", "DATA")

# Save the output 
outBlkStats.save("C:/sapyexamples/output/blkst_wedge4")

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