Result of Path Distance for Cost Path analysis?

Discussion created by ph0b0z on Jun 22, 2012
Latest reply on Jul 5, 2012 by ph0b0z

i'm just at the beginning of my diploma-thesis which has to do with walking-routes in hilly terrain based on dem-analysis and other data.. i stumbled over the cost-path tool.

Since i still can't really get my head around the whole topic (i think i kind of have to implement Naismith/Langmuir or Tobler's rules for walking costs with arcmap/spatial analyst by weighted distance analysis..) i'd like to know if it's legitimate to use the outcome of the path distance tool for a cost path analysis?

Maybe this is the completely wrong way.. so i'd appreciate it if someone tells me that before i waste many hours with trying. :)

Thanks in advance and i think i will post more often in the next time, while working on the thesis. ;)


EDIT: Oh and, maybe a hint to a little tutorial/workflow for the Path Distance tool would be nice. The Esri-Course for Distance Analysis helped me a lot with the Cost Distance tool, but i couldn't find any equivalent for the Path Distance tool.