Calculating Slope Using Python

The standard slope tool in ArcGIS Desktop only examines a 3×3 cell neighborhood (and does not include the center cell) to determine slope for each cell.  However, using Python you can create a method for calculating slope along a flow direction grid specific to your needs.  Check out this article about using Python to calculate a fire “flow direction” based on a DEM and fire lines.

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