Analysis settings are additional parameters that affect the results of analysis and how the analysis is run. Analysis settings in Map Viewer consist of environment settings and crediting settings.
Analysis settings can be updated for the web map and an individual tool or raster function.
Update the analysis settings for a web map
When you set analysis environment settings in the web map, any new tool or function that is opened will inherit the map level environment settings. Only certain environment parameters will be used by a given tool or raster function. To determine the environments that a tool or function will use, consult the Environments section of the tool's reference page.
Complete the following steps to update the analysis settings for a web map:
- On the Settings (light) toolbar, click Analysis .
- In the Analysis pane, click Analysis settings.
The analysis settings are categorized into General environments, Raster environments (available with ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online), and Crediting.
- Update the settings as necessary.
- Click Save.
Update the environment settings for a tool or function
You can set environments individually for any tool or function that you open in the tool or raster function pane, under the Environment settings parameter group. The environments set for a tool or function will override the same setting for the web map. These settings will only be used until the tool or function is closed, and will not be saved if the tool or function is opened again. If you reopen a tool or function from History, it will repopulate with the environments that were used when it was previously run.
Environment settings ensure that aspects of the analysis, such as the output coordinate system and processing extent, are controlled for your analysis runs.
Output coordinate system
Output coordinate system specifies the coordinate system for analysis and the result layer. The following options are available:
- Same as input (default)—The result of your analysis will be in the same coordinate system as the input.
- Choose coordinate system—The result of your analysis will be in the coordinate system you choose. Click the Browse coordinate systems button to choose from a list of coordinate systems.
- Same as layer—The result of your analysis will be in the same coordinate system as an existing layer on the web map. Click the Layer button to choose from a list of layers.
If Same as layer is specified and the chosen layer has a coordinate system defined by a Well-Known Text (WKT) string, the coordinate system will not populate in the parameter and it will not be used in analysis.
Processing extent specifies the extent or boundary when the analysis is run. All input features or cells that are completely within or that intersect the specified extent are used in the analysis. The following options are available:
- Full extent (default)—The extent provided by the tool or raster function.
- Coordinates—The extent is defined by the coordinates you provide to create a bounding rectangle. Click the Set coordinates from current display extent button to populate the coordinates based on the current map extent.
- Display extent—The extent is defined by the visible extent of the web map at the time when the Run button is clicked.
- Layer—The extent is defined by the spatial extent of an existing layer on the web map. Click the Layer button to choose from a list of layers.
Snap raster adjusts the extent of the output raster layer so it matches the cell alignment of the specified Snap raster layer for raster analysis. Click the Layer button to choose from a list of layers.
Cell size specifies the cell size or resolution that is used to create the output raster layer in raster analysis. The following options are available:
- Maximum of inputs (default)—The cell size is defined by the largest cell size of all input layers.
- Minimum of inputs—The cell size is defined by the smallest cell size of all input layers.
- As specified—The cell size is defined using a custom number value.
- From layer—The cell size is defined by the cell size of an existing layer on the web map. Click the Layer button to choose from a list of layers.
Mask specifies a raster layer or feature layer that is used to define your area of interest for raster analysis. Only those cells that fall within the analysis mask are considered in the analysis operation. Click the Layer button to choose from a list of layers.
If the analysis mask is a raster, all cells that have a value will define the mask. Cells in a mask raster that are NoData are considered to be outside the mask and will be NoData in the analysis result layer.
If the analysis mask is a feature layer, it will be internally converted to a raster when the analysis is run. For this reason, ensure that Cell size and Snap raster are set appropriately for your analysis.
Resampling method specifies how to interpolate pixel values when transforming your raster dataset. This environment is used for raster analysis when the input and output do not line up, when the pixel size changes, when the data is shifted, or a combination of these situations. The following options are available:
- Nearest neighbor—Used primarily for discrete data, such as a land-use classification, since it does not create new pixel values. This method is also appropriate for continuous data when you want to preserve the original reflectance values in imagery for accurate multispectral analysis. It is the most efficient in terms of processing time but may introduce small positional errors in the output image. The output image may be offset by up to half a pixel, which may cause the image to have discontinuities and a jagged appearance.
- Bilinear interpolation—This method is most appropriate for continuous data. It performs a bilinear interpolation and determines the new value of a cell based on a weighted distance average of the four nearest input cell centers. It creates an output image that is smoother in appearance than Nearest neighborhood but alters the reflectance values, which results in blurring or loss of image resolution.
- Cubic convolution—Suitable for continuous data. This method performs a cubic convolution and determines the new value of a cell based on fitting a smooth curve through the 16 nearest input cell centers. The result is geometrically less distorted than the raster achieved with Nearest neighbor and sharper than Bilinear interpolation. In some cases, it can result in output pixel values outside the range of input cell values. If this is unacceptable, use the Bilinear interpolation method instead. Cubic convolution is computationally intensive and takes longer to process.
The crediting analysis settings are available in the Analysis settings pane for the web map and cannot be updated for individual tools or raster functions. All analysis runs will honor the crediting settings.
Ask for confirmation determines whether a warning message will appear if the estimated number of credits surpasses the specified threshold (enabled) or if the analysis will run without displaying a message regardless of the estimated credit consumption (not enabled). This parameter is enabled by default in organizations with credit budgeting enabled.
Credit threshold determines the number of credits that can be consumed in a single analysis run without prompting a warning message. If the estimated number of credits surpasses the threshold, the warning message appears with the options to cancel the analysis or proceed with the analysis run. The default credit threshold is 100. Credit threshold is available if Ask for confirmation is enabled.
These settings are only visible if credit budgeting is enabled in the ArcGIS organization. The analysis will still honor credit budgeting settings for the organization.