An overview of the Raster Analysis toolbox

The Raster Analysis toolbox contains a set of tools for performing raster analysis on data in your portal. By distributing the processing between multiple server nodes, you can process large datasets in less time than processing using your desktop machine. Raster Analysis tools are powered by your ArcGIS Image Server.


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.

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Analyze Patterns

These tools identify, quantify, and visualize spatial patterns in data.

Analyze Terrain

These tools analyzes raster surfaces.

Deep Learning

These tools detect specific features in an image or classify pixels in a raster dataset.


This tool generalizes or simplifies a raster layer.


These tools model the flow of water across a surface.

Manage Data

These tools are used for the day-to-day management of geographic data.

Summarize Data

These tools calculate statistics for a raster layer within zones defined by another dataset.

Use Proximity

These tools analyze distance and proximity.

Use Proximity (Legacy)

These legacy tools analyze distance and proximity.