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Buffer Using a DEM

05-05-2013 09:18 PM
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I am doing some habitat modeling that relies on distance to critical resources on a landscape as a key indicator of animal locations.  I want to create a buffer zone around a series of points but want to have the distances of the buffer zones be based on actual overland distance using a DEM not just linear "as the crow flies" distance.

Any thoughts?
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Regular Contributor II
I would suggest a cost surface based on slope.
...or using Euclidean distance.
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