Spatial analyst: Raster Erase Tool

Idea created by niklas.norrthonesri-se-esridist Employee on Feb 17, 2011
    I miss the inverse of Clip_raster in spatial Analyst. A tool that clip a hole (same as Erase_analysis), and set the value of the cells in the hole to NoData. There is such a beast in the image analysis window called "Mask", and I have a workaround involving PolygonToRaster, Con, IsNull and SetNull, but that one is complicated to get right because of NoData issues outside.

    My proposal is to add a Erase_spatial tool (or Mask or whatever you prefer to call it).