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Slope for streets

Question asked by kuchikoo on Jan 28, 2012
Latest reply on Jan 30, 2012 by timothy_hales-esristaff
Hi,

I'm trying to combine slope values with street features in order to use them as a cost factor for a network analysis. I've got a DEM10 and calculated the slopes in degree with the slope tool.
Alexey from Network Analysis gave me the following tips:
-reclassify the slope file
-use raster to feature (polygon) after that

But I don't know if it makes sense to reclassify, convert to feature and use the intersect tool to combine the slope polygonswith the street features. The problem i see with this is that the streets will oftentimes go alongsides the slope and not directly up the hill. But the street features will still get th values of the slope for the specific polygon even if the slope doesn't run in the direction of the street itself.

I've tried to go another way by:
normal DEM -> convert to integer -> raster to feature (polygon) -> intersect with street features -> convert back to raster -> calculate the slope for that file.

I'm getting really weird results for that tho...

Which way do you think makes more sense??

Thanks in advantage,
Markus

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