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"Raster to Point" command not working; Arc stops responding

Question asked by on Sep 29, 2017
Latest reply on Sep 29, 2017 by Dan_Patterson

Hi all,


First post, so please be kind! I’ve got a huge raster file (California subset of USDA’s CDL, if anyone is familiar) with 954,078,560  cells at 30mx30m resolution. I’ve also got a feature file with 153 map units, spanning the boundaries of California. I’m trying to convert the large raster file into a point file using the “raster to point” command, however after a few tries, ArcMap responds with the dreaded “(Not Responding)” window. Guessing it’s because the raster is so large.


Ultimately, I want to perform a “spatial join” such that the maximum raster value within each of the 153 point features is joined to each of those 153 features. Anyone have any tips to help me successfully execute the “raster to point” command, or get the end result I’m looking for using another set of commands?