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TopoContour

Available with Spatial Analyst license.

Summary

Defines a list of line feature classes that represent contours and the fields identifying their elevation values.

Discussion

This object is used in the tool Topo To Raster.

Syntax

 TopoContour (inFeatures)
ParameterExplanationData Type
inFeatures
[[inFeature, {field}],...]

The input line feature datasets.

Optionally, you can supply the name of a field that stores the elevation values to use for the input lines.

List

Properties

PropertyExplanationData Type
inFeatures
(Read and Write)

The input feature datasets and the fields to be used for the attributes.

List

Code sample

TopoContour example 1 (Python window)

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

Interpolates a surface with TopoToRaster using the TopoContour 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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