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Viewshed tool quit working

Question asked by mawGIS on Jan 27, 2015
Latest reply on Jan 29, 2015 by Dan_Patterson

Why?  I am teaching myself Viewshed analysis (in ArcGIS 10.2) to expand my skill set.  I had made one test MXD with the raster and point files projected to UTM. I was able to run the tool successfully a couple times.  I tried to do other tests in a different parts of the world, but the process doesn't work.  All I get is the generic ERROR 999999: Error executing function; "Failed to open raster dataset"; "Failed to execute (viewshed)."  I have set up both MXDs the same.  THe only difference is I have been using different elevation models.  The original MXD was done using SRTM and the others have been with different levels of DTED.  The point has been set the same too (LATDD, LONGDD, OFFSETA, OFFSETB, RADIUS2).

 

What am I doing wrong?  I do not want to offer this as something I can do until I can consistantly preform the analysis.  Thanks for any help you can provide.

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