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TopoCliff

Available with Spatial Analyst license.

Summary

Defines a list of line feature classes of cliff locations.

Discussion

This object is used in the tool Topo To Raster.

All lines must be oriented so that the left-hand side of the line is on the low side of the cliff and the right hand side is the high side of the cliff.

To display the direction of the line sections, change the Symbology to the Arrow at End option. This will draw the line sections with an arrow symbol showing the line directions.

Syntax

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

The input feature datasets.

String

Properties

PropertyExplanationData Type
inFeatures
(Read and Write)

The input feature datasets.

String

Code sample

TopoCliff example 1 (Python window)

Demonstrates how to create a TopoCliff 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")
TopoCliff example 2 (stand-alone script)

Interpolates a surface with TopoToRaster using the TopoCliff 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")