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TopoBoundary

Available with Spatial Analyst license.

Summary

Defines a list of feature classes containing polygons that represent the outer boundary of the output raster.

Discussion

This object is used in the tool Topo To Raster.

Cells in the output raster outside this boundary will be NoData. This option can be used for clipping out water areas along coastlines before making the final output raster.

The boundary polygons define the locations within which the calculations will be performed.

Syntax

 TopoBoundary (inFeatures)
ParameterExplanationData Type
inFeatures
[inFeature,...]

The input feature datasets.

String

Properties

PropertyExplanationData Type
inFeatures
(Read and Write)

The input feature datasets.

String

Code sample

TopoBoundary example 1 (Python window)

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

import arcpy
from arcpy import env
from arcpy.sa import *
env.workspace = "C:/sapyexamples/data"
myTopoPtElev = TopoPointElevation([["spots.shp", "spot_meter"], ["spots2.shp", "elev"]])
myTopoContour = TopoContour([["contours.shp", "spot_meter"]]) 
myTopoBoundary = TopoBoundary(["boundary.shp"])
myTopoLake = TopoLake(["lakes.shp"])
myTopoSink = TopoSink([["sink1.shp", "elevation"], ["sink2.shp", "NONE"]])
myTopoStream = TopoStream(["streams.shp"])
myTopoCliff = TopoCliff(["cliff.shp"])
myTopoCoast = TopoCoast(["coast.shp"])
myTopoExclusion = TopoExclusion(["ignore.shp"])
outTopoToRaster1 = TopoToRaster([myTopoPtElev, myTopoContour, myTopoBoundary, myTopoLake, myTopoSink, myTopoStream, myTopoCliff, myTopoCoast, myTopoExclusion])
outTopoToRaster1.save("C:/sapyexamples/output/ttraster1")
TopoBoundary example 2 (stand-alone script)

Interpolates a surface with TopoToRaster using the TopoBoundary class as one of the input parameters.

# Name: TopoBoundary_Ex_02.py
# Description: Execute TopoToRaster using all the supported objects.
# 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"

# Create all the supported Objects
 
myTopoPtElev = TopoPointElevation([["spots.shp", "spot_meter"], ["spots2.shp", "elev"]])
myTopoContour = TopoContour([["contours.shp", "spot_meter"]]) 
myTopoBoundary = TopoBoundary(["boundary.shp"])
myTopoLake = TopoLake(["lakes.shp"])
myTopoSink = TopoSink([["sink1.shp", "elevation"], ["sink2.shp", "NONE"]])
myTopoStream = TopoStream(["streams.shp"])
# Execute TopoToRaster
outTopoToRaster = TopoToRaster([myTopoPtElev, myTopoContour, myTopoBoundary, myTopoLake, myTopoSink, myTopoStream])
# Save the output 
outTopoToRaster.save("C:/sapyexamples/output/ttraster2")

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