Generating contours from World Elevation Layer (Terrain) by Esri

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10-16-2022 02:13 PM
HARUNAPAM
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Hello. I use ArcGIS Pro, version 3.02.

All my attempts to generate feature contours from a clip of the World Elevation Layer using both the 3D Analyst and Spatial Analyst tools have been unsuccessful. On each attempt, the tool will run to completion (100%) but instead of generating the feature will restart from scratch (0%).

Grateful if someone can please help me out.

HARUNA

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SteveLynch
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That is a huge raster and it'll take a while to process. After how long did you kill it?

Maybe do it in parts and remember to overlap each part by 1 cell as the contours stop 1/2 from the edge.

 

 

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DanPatterson
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Contour (Spatial Analyst)—ArcGIS Pro | Documentation

What is the raster size?

Are your machine specs up to the task given the raster size and info in the link?

What parameters did you set for the tool


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HARUNAPAM
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Thanks a lot for your response. The answers to your questions are:

Raster size – 38.12 GB (uncompressed size)

Machine specs:

Intel core i5

8 GB RAM

64-bit OS

Parameters:

Contour interval – 5M

Base contour – 0

Z factor – 1

Contour type – contour

Environments:

Cell size – same as input raster

Cell size projection method – convert units

Default inputs were maintained for all other parameters

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SteveLynch
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How many rows and columns does the raster have and what is the min/max of the values in the raster?

 

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HARUNAPAM
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Columns - 121757

Rows - 84034

It's a single band raster, and doesn't have statistics. However, the min/max values from the contents pane are 152.55/161.28

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SteveLynch
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...and, if the raster is huge you should use the Contour raster function

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HARUNAPAM
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Thanks.

But I need a raster with statistics. Or can I generate a feature raster from the virtual raster that the Contour raster function generates?

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SteveLynch
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That is a huge raster and it'll take a while to process. After how long did you kill it?

Maybe do it in parts and remember to overlap each part by 1 cell as the contours stop 1/2 from the edge.