# Map Algebra geoprocessing function

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 geoprocessing function, you can easily create and run Map Algebra expressions that output a raster dataset.

The syntax rules for the Map Algebra expressions are similar to the syntax you may already be familiar with in previous versions of ArcGIS.

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

Geoprocessing function in the Map Algebra category

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