Geostatistical Layer properties


The Describe function returns the following properties for geostatistical layers. Layer Properties are also supported.

A Geostatistical Layer returns a dataType of "GALayer".



The extent of the geostatistical layer.


A value table of the datasets used to create the geostatistical layer. It is recommended to instead use the GeostatisticalDatasets class to determine the source dataset.



Geostatistical layer properties example (stand-alone script)

The following stand-alone script displays some layer properties from a geostatistical layer.

# Name:
# Description: Print the Describe properties of a geostatistical layer.
# Requirements: Geostatistical Analyst Extension

# Import system modules
import arcpy

# Check out Geostatistical Analyst extension

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

# Set local variables
inPointFeatures = "ca_ozone_pts.shp"
zField = "OZONE"
GALayer = "IDW_galayer"

# Execute IDW
arcpy.IDW_ga(inPointFeatures, zField, GALayer)

# Describe the geostatistical layer
desc = arcpy.Describe(GALayer)

# Save extent of geostatistical layer
aoi = desc.areaOfInterest

# Save name of geostatistical layer
name = desc.nameString

# Save data type of geostatistical layer
dt = desc.dataType

# Save data sources and primary input dataset
dc = desc.dataCollection
ds = dc.getValue(0,0)

# Print describe properties
print("Layer name:       " + name)
print("Data type:        " + dt)
print("Input data:       " + ds)
print("Minimum X Extent: " + str(aoi.XMin))
print("Maximum X Extent: " + str(aoi.XMax))
print("Minimum Y Extent: " + str(aoi.YMin))
print("Maximum Y Extent: " + str(aoi.YMax))