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Hi Kevin,

If your cost/distance raster is static or defined temporally but independent from the model, you could use it to generate Transition Spatial Multipliers ( to set the probability of transitions for each cell.

If you would like to build in some feedback between modeled landscape dynamics and your cost/distance raster, you may be able to use the Transition Adjacency Multipliers feature found in ST-Sim ( This is an advanced feature that allows you to change transition probabilities as a function of the state of cells within a neighborhood. So for example you could set the probability of an urban growth transition to be 0 when it has no urban neighbors within a 500m radius and increase this probability as a function of the number of urban neighbors within that radius.