Tessellate by Mask instead of only Extent

Idea created by eric.eagle on May 7, 2019
    • eric.eagle
    • Hornbydd
    • kfolkins
    • deleted-user-1_r2dgYuILKY
    • akirsch_nifc
    • rchasan


    I rely heavily on tessellation to aggregate and summarize extremely dense point content.  Currently the only limiting environmental variable the GenerateTessellation_management() method uses is Extent.  This is inefficient as I demonstrate in the simplified graphic above.  In this case, I would spend loads of time building cells over an extent, the majority of which has no data, and that will be discarded later anyway.


    I would like for the Generate Tessellation tool to support not only Extent, but Mask (vector polygon) to build cells.