Explore how the ArcGIS Spatial Analyst software extension uses raster and vector data in an integrated environment. This course teaches basic raster concepts and shows how to use ArcGIS Spatial Analyst tools to create, run, and edit spatial models. It focuses on problems that are best solved in a raster environment such as surface analysis and distance measurement. Participants are shown how to use the raster tools in ArcGIS Spatial Analyst and learn how to build grid-based datasets. This course is for those who want to learn how to use ArcGIS Desktop applications to conduct raster-based analysis, conversion, and editing. Completion of Introduction to ArcGIS I (for ArcView 8, ArcEditor 8, and ArcInfo 8) or equivalent experience is required. Programming knowledge is not necessary. Basics of ArcGIS Spatial Analyst: Overview of the extension, Understanding raster concepts, ArcGIS Spatial Analyst interface, Comparing raster themes and feature themes, Querying raster themes Aligning themes: Raster registration and georeferencing, How projection affects analysis, Importing and exporting raster datasets Conducting surface analyses: Calculating density, Choosing an interpolation method, Interpolating a continuous raster from sample points, Contours and hillshading, Visibility analysis Source.