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Raster analysis tools in ArcGIS

Raster analysis functions, tools, templates, and APIs can be used in your projects and solutions and are available throughout ArcGIS. The links below provide details describing common tools and use cases.

For raster analysis descriptions and overviews of how to deploy a raster analysis system, see the following articles and blogs:

For more information about raster analytics, see Distributed processing with raster analytics.

ArcGIS Enterprise portal tools

Raster analysis tools are available in ArcGIS Enterprise through Map Viewer and ArcGIS Pro clients. See Perform raster analysis for an overview of tools and implementation details such as required privileges and prerequisites using Map Viewer. Other topics describe using and editing raster function templates, performing deep learning, and so on.

ArcGIS Pro tools

ArcGIS Pro allows you to manage, process, analyze, visualize, and share your imagery and raster data through the raster analysis portal. Learn about raster functions using distributed processing.

Raster analysis service tasks, tools, and function templates

A raster analysis service is available in ArcGIS REST API and contains a large suite of tasks to address various applications. Tasks are arranged into logical groupings, and allow you flexibility to use them in processing chains and scripts. For details and common use patterns and to customize raster analyses, see Raster Analysis service, Raster Analysis service tasks and a list of raster functions.

REST API services and tasks are located in the Image Service, Raster Analytics tasks, and Ortho Mapping task sections of the ArcGIS for Developers reference help documentation.

ArcGIS API for Python module

The arcgis.raster module contains classes and raster analysis functions to work with raster data and imagery layers. For more information about this module and available submodules, review the ArcGIS API for Python documentation.


ArcGIS provide tools and functions to perform raster analysis across the ArcGIS platform. Using the links above, you can access tools, tasks, and processing templates in the ArcGIS Enterprise portal, REST API, Python API, and ArcGIS Pro.