Get started with the Raster Analysis service

The Raster Analysis service contains a number of tasks that allow you to perform common raster-based spatial analyses on your data.

These tasks are also available as tools in the portal Map Viewer. These tools allow portal members to perform raster analysis against layers they have access to. To learn more about accessing these tasks using Map Viewer, see Perform raster analysis in the Portal for ArcGIS Help. In some cases, the Raster Analysis REST API has functionality that is not exposed in the portal Map Viewer.

To access the Raster Analysis service using JavaScript, see the JavaScript API topic Working with Analysis Widgets.


The administrator of your organization needs to configure Portal for ArcGIS so that the Raster Analysis server capability is enabled. To use the analysis tasks, the administrator needs to grant you privileges to Create, update, and delete content and Publish hosted features. To use Raster Analysis tasks, you also need Publisher privileges.

Common patterns

The tasks in the Raster Analysis service all share a common pattern described as follows:

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