# An overview of the Map Algebra toolset in Image Analyst

Available with Spatial Analyst license.

Available with Image Analyst license.

Map Algebra is a way to perform spatial analysis by creating expressions in an algebraic language. With the Raster Calculator tool, you can easily create and run Map Algebra expressions that output a raster dataset.

Tool | Description |
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Raster Calculator |
Builds and executes a single Map Algebra expression using Python syntax. |

The Map Algebra links may refer to the ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension documentation. While some of the tools may require the ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension license, the conceptual information is still valid for the ArcGIS Image Analyst extension.

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