Rasters: 14 Essential Skills

Raster processing in ArcGIS is an essential skill. The list below contains some common tasks you need to know how to complete successfully. These instructions are in progress. More to come Spring 2015…

1.) CLIP RASTER WITH ONE OR MORE POLYGONS (SHAPEFILES)

2.) RASTER STATS: VATs, HISTOGRAMS, SUMMARY STATS, CLASSIFICATION, BREAK VALUES, ELEMENT COUNTS, ETC.

3.) EXPORT TO EXCEL: BINNED ELEVATIONS, NORMALIZING DATA, CHARTING A HYPSOMETRIC CURVE IN EXCEL

4.) GEOREFERENCE AN AERIAL PHOTO TO A TOPOGRAPHIC BASEMAP

5.) SELECT & EXPORT PIXELS USING RASTER CALCULATOR

6.) CONVERT A RASTER TO A SET OF POINTS

7.) EXTRACT VALUES FROM MULTIPLE RASTERS TO A SET OF POINTS

8.) LOCAL, FOCAL & ZONAL CALCULATIONS

9.) RASTER CALCULATOR SYNTAX

10.) COORDINATE SYSTEMS: PROJECT TOOL VS. DATA FRAME PROPERTIES

11.) VALUES ALONG A SWATH: SLOPE ALONG A CHANNEL & TOPO SWATH PROFILE

12.) RASTER MATH IN RASTER CALCULATOR

13.) RESOLVING COMMON ERRORS

14.) APPROPRIATE DISPLAY OF COMMONLY USED RASTERS

 

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