I have been using cost distance and least cost path to give me the optimal route between 2 points. The output of this is a raster line. I have converted this raster line to a vector polyline however I am encountering some difficulty.
1) The shapefile is rather jagged and not a smooth line - is this a function of my raster cost surface? Anyone know a way for me to smooth out the line based on some level of tolerance for jaggedness?
2) I have been unable to find a way to add the "cost" of that raster line to the vector polyline as an attribute. I guess this comes down to taking a raster value and attributing it to a vector field (?).
If anyone has any ideas on how I might accomplish these two problems, please let me know.
#2: You should be able to to run stats on your paths using the ZonalStatistics or ZonalStatisticsAsTable tools. Your path would be the zone, and you could calculate MAX or MEAN cost values (or some other stat) from your cost surface.