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Aspect function

Aspect identifies the downslope direction of the maximum rate of change in value from each cell to its neighbors. Aspect can be thought of as the slope direction. The values of the output raster will be the compass direction of the aspect.

Diagram representing aspect

The input for this function is Input Raster.

The Aspect function is often applied to a digital elevation model (DEM).

By default, the aspect appears as a grayscale image. You can add the Colormap function to specify a particular color scheme or allow the person viewing the mosaic to modify the symbology with their own color scheme.

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