Chapter 2. Identifying the Best Places

In this chapter, we will take a look at how the raster data can be analyzed, enhanced, and used for map production. Specifically, you will learn to produce a grid of the suitable locations based on the criteria values in other grids using raster analysis and map algebra. Then, using the grid, we will produce a simple click-based map. The end result will be a site suitability web application with click-based discovery capabilities. We'll be looking at the suitability for the farmland preservation selection.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Vector data ETL for raster analysis
  • Batch processing
  • Raster analysis concepts
  • Map algebra
  • Additive modeling
  • Proximity analysis
  • Raster data ETL for vector publication ...

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