Calculate distance from points to nearest raster cell of specific value

Discussion created by orlicha on Feb 3, 2014

I have posted a similar thread in the Python forum. Surprisingly, it has received over 100 views, but sadly, no replies!

I need to find the distance from each point in a shapefile to the nearest raster cell with a specific value. The shapefile is a time series, so for each date, there might be one or more points. I have all the rasters per date of the points in the shapefile. So for each date, I need to link the data points from the shapefile to the corresponding raster of the same date and calculate the distance from each point to the raster cell value of a specific value (< = 15).

Is there a tool or python code to accomplish this?

Thank you,