An overview of the Analyze Terrain toolset

These tools analyzes raster surfaces.


The raster analysis portal tools are available when you are signed in to an ArcGIS Enterprise portal that has ArcGIS Image Server configured for Raster Analysis. When a tool is run, ArcGIS Pro serves as a client and the processing occurs in the servers federated with ArcGIS Enterprise. The portal tools accept layers from your portal as input and creates output in your portal.

The tools will not work if your active portal is ArcGIS Online.

These tools can be accessed from either the Analysis ribbon or the Geoprocessing pane's Portal tab.

Learn more about portal tools


Create Viewshed

Creates areas where an observer can see objects on the ground. The input observer points can represent either observers (such as people on the ground or lookouts in a fire tower) or observed objects (such as wind turbines, water towers, vehicles, or other people).

Surface Parameters

Determines parameters of a surface raster such as aspect, slope, and several types of curvatures using geodesic methods.

Tools of the Analyze Terrain toolset

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