Zonal Statistics in ArcGIS
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What is Zonal Statistics?
Calculates statistics on values of a raster within the zones of another dataset.
- A zone defined as all areas in the input that have the same value. The areas do not have to be contiguous.
- Both raster and feature datasets can be used for the zone input.
- If the zone input is a raster dataset, it must have an attribute table.
- If the zone input is a feature dataset, a vector-to-raster conversion will be internally applied to it.
A Overview of the Zonal Tools in ArcGIS
The Zonal tools allow you to perform analysis where the output is a result of computations performed on all cells that belong to each input zone.
Some zonal tools quantify certain properties of the geometry, or shape, of the zone input and do not require any other inputs.
|The tools determine the area of classes within zones.
|Tools that fill specified zones.
|Tools that work on zone shapes.
|Zonal Geometry As Table
|Calculates the geometry measures for each zone in a dataset and reports the results as a table.
|Tools that determine the frequency distribution of values of one input raster within zones of another.
|Tools that work on zone attributes.
|Zonal Statistics as Table
|Summarizes the values of a raster within the zones of another dataset and reports the results to a table.
Zonal Statistics Tools in ArcGIS
In ArcGIS Zonal statistics tool helps you to, calculated for each zone defined by a zone dataset, based on values from another dataset.
How Zonal Statistics Tools work
- The Zonal Statistics tool calculates only one statistic at a time and creates a raster output.
- The Zonal Statistics as Table tool calculates one or multiple statistics using predefined subsets or all statistics and creates a table output.