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Raster Dataset properties

Summary

The Describe function returns the following properties for Raster Datasets. Dataset Properties are also supported. Single-band raster datasets also support Raster Band Properties.

A Raster Dataset returns a dataType of "RasterDataset".

Properties

PropertyExplanationData Type
bandCount
(Read Only)

The number of bands in the raster dataset.

Integer
compressionType
(Read Only)

The compression type

  • CCITT Group 3
  • CCITT Group 4
  • CCITT (1D)
  • DEFLATE
  • Deflate/Inflate
  • JPEG
  • JPEG2000
  • LZW
  • LZ77
  • None
  • PACKBITS
  • RLE
  • VECTOR QUANTIZATION
  • Wavelet (MG2)
  • Wavelet (MG4)
  • YCbCr JPEG
String
format
(Read Only)

The raster format

  • AAIGrid
  • BAG
  • BIL
  • BMP
  • BSQ
  • DTED Level 1
  • DTED Level 2
  • FGDBR
  • FLT
  • GIF
  • GRID
  • GRID Stack 7.x
  • HDF5Image
  • IMAGINE Image
  • JFIF
  • JP2
  • MrSID
  • NITF
  • PNG
  • RPF
  • SDR
  • TIFF
  • TIL
  • USGSDEM
String
permanent
(Read Only)

Indicates the permanent state of the raster: False if the raster is temporary and True if the raster is permanent.

Boolean
sensorType
(Read Only)

The sensor type used to capture the image.

String

Code sample

Raster Dataset properties example (stand-alone script)

The following stand-alone script displays some properties for a raster dataset.

import arcpy

# Create a Describe object from the raster dataset
#
desc = arcpy.Describe("\\cacheqa1\Datasets\temp\FGDB.gdb\hrrr1")

# Print some raster dataset properties
# 
print("Band Count:       %d" % desc.bandCount)
print("Compression Type: %s" % desc.compressionType)
print("Raster Format:    %s" % desc.format)
print("Permanent:        %s" % desc.permanent)
print("Sensor Type:      %s" % desc.sensorType)