Raster Calculator problem.

Discussion created by chris.blinn799 on Feb 16, 2011
Latest reply on Feb 27, 2011 by chris.blinn799

I think I may be trying to do something out of my GIS capabilities...

I want to use the raster calculator to create a "relative elevation" DEM.  Currently I have a DEM of an entire state.  The DEM has a 10 meter resolution.  I want the raster calculator to read the input cell value, and then apply a buffer and search the values of the cells within that buffer (say 1000 meters from the input cell) and take the average of those cell values.  Then I want the output DEM to be made of the average values.  Also, I want the new DEM to have a resolution of 1000 meter resolution.

Am I dreaming too big here? If possible, I am pretty sure it will involve some Python scripting.  I am working with ArcGIS 10.0 if that helps in any.  Any feedback is helpful and thank you in advance!