Hi! I am kind of new to ArcGIS and I would appreciate some help
I am carrying a cost path analysis over a piece of land and i am getting a strange answer I can not turn it right. I am assessing the least costly path between a coastal town -destination- and a series of three volcanoes -source- (based on which I created a cost distance raster). The boundary of the image attached shows the coast line. The resulting least costly path runs over the sea instead of facing directly a shorter path towards the closest volcano.
I suspect It has something to do with the extent and environmental setting of the cost distance or cost path tool. But I can not get it right.
Any help greatly appreciated!