Set Raster Properties (Data Management)


Sets the data type, statistics, and NoData values on a raster or mosaic dataset.


  • This tool allows you to define the statistics for a raster or mosaic dataset. Typically, you use this tool if you do not want them calculated for you. Statistics you can set are the minimum, maximum, standard deviation, and mean values for each band. These statistics can be read from an XML file.

  • The properties that can be set with this tool determine the default rendering settings in ArcGIS Pro, as well as statistics that are used by other tools.

    Properties you can set include:

    • Data Source Type: this defines whether the cell values represent elevation or categorical data, or whether the values have been processed by other methods and do not require stretching when displaying the data.
    • Statistics Per Band: for each band, you can define minimum, maximum, mean, and standard deviation values.
    • Bands for NoData Value: for each band, you can define a No Data value.


SetRasterProperties(in_raster, {data_type}, {statistics}, {stats_file}, {nodata}, {key_properties})
ParameterExplanationData Type

The raster or mosaic dataset whose properties you want to set.

Mosaic Layer ; Raster Layer

The type of imagery in the mosaic dataset.

  • GENERIC The mosaic dataset does not have a specified data type.
  • ELEVATION The mosaic dataset contains elevation data.
  • THEMATICThematic data has discrete values, such as land cover.
  • PROCESSEDThe mosaic dataset has been color balanced.
  • SCIENTIFICThe data has scientific information, and will be displayed with the blue to red color ramp, by default.
  • VECTOR_UVThe data is a two band raster that contains a U and a V component of vector field data.
  • VECTOR_MAGDIRThe data is a two band raster that contains the magnitude and direction of vector field data.
[[band_index, min, max, mean, std_dev],...]

Specify the bands and values for the minimum, maximum, mean, and standard deviation.

Value Table

An .xml file that contains the statistics.

[[band index, nodata_value],...]

Specify the NoData value for each band. Each band can have a unique NoData value defined, or the same value can be specified for all bands. If you want to define multiple NoData values for each band selection, use a space delimiter between each NoData value within the bands_for_nodata_value parameter.

Value Table

The natively supported properties are as follows. Your data may have additional properties not included in this list. All properties are case insensitive.

  • AcquisitionDate
  • BandName
  • BlockName
  • CloudCover
  • DatasetTag
  • Dimensions
  • FlowDirection
  • Footprint
  • HighCellSize
  • LowCellSize
  • MinCellSize
  • MaxCellSize
  • OffNadir
  • ParentRasterType
  • ParentTemplate
  • PerspectiveX
  • PerspectiveY
  • PerspectiveZ
  • ProductName
  • RadianceBias
  • RadianceGain
  • ReflectanceBias
  • RefelctanceGain
  • Segmented
  • SensorAzimuth
  • SensorElevation
  • SensorName
  • SolarIrradiance
  • SourceBandIndex
  • StdPressure
  • StdPressure_Max
  • StdTemperature
  • StdTemperature_Max
  • StdTime
  • StdTime_Max
  • StdZ
  • StdZ_max
  • SunAzimuth
  • SunElevation
  • ThermalConstant_K1
  • ThermalConstant_K2
  • Variable
  • VerticalAccuracy
  • WavelengthMin
  • WavelengthMax
Value Table

Derived Output

NameExplanationData Type

The output raster dataset.

Raster Dataset

Code sample

SetRasterProperties example 1 (Python window)

This is a Python sample for SetRasterProperties.

import arcpy
arcpy.SetRasterProperties_management("\\cpu\data\srtm.tif", "ELEVATION", 
                                     "1 50 400 5 28" , "#" , "#")
SetRasterProperties example 2 (stand-alone script)

This is a Python script sample for SetRasterProperties.

#Set raster dataset type and statistics

import arcpy
arcpy.env.workspace = "C:/Workspace"
arcpy.SetRasterProperties_management("srtmraster.tif", "ELEVATION", 
                                         "1 50 400 5 28", "#", "#")

Licensing information

  • Basic: Yes
  • Standard: Yes
  • Advanced: Yes