Rugosity Tool

Idea created by tjmoore on Sep 12, 2012
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    • enile
    • tjmoore
    • nchurch@cerg.ca
    • vicgazzo
    Please add a Rugosity Tool (for planar and geographic/geodesic analysis) to ArcGIS (e.g., Spatial Analyst extension).  This tool is available via the freely available Benthic Terrain Modeler (http://www.csc.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/tools/btm) but that application is not being migrated to ArcGIS 10.x.  The rugosity tool is apparently available in the new ArcGIS for Maritime: Bathymetry special extension but this is an additional extension with a license fee.  The rugosity tool has applications beyond bathymetric environments (e.g., topographic) so it would seem this tool should be more widely available in a mainstream extension to ArcGIS.  The tool is available here as an example of how to implement:

    http://www.jennessent.com/arcgis/surface_area.htm