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How do I bring in an ArcGIS ascii grid file so that it is visible with a map of North America?

Question asked by egribbin on May 24, 2018
Latest reply on May 25, 2018 by xander_bakker

I have an ascii grid file containing some air quality data over the North American region. I've already brought in boundary shape files for Mexico, the US, and Canada so that the grid file can hopefully adopt their projection (NAD 1983). The grid file:

 

  1. extends from 10.0N/-200.0W to 76.0N/-62.0W
  2. has 460 columns and 220 rows
  3. has a cell size of 0.3 degrees

I've written a header like this:

NCOLS 460
NROWS 220
XLLCENTER 10.15
YLLCENTER -199.85
CELLSIZE 0.3
NODATA_VALUE -999

I'm attempting to bring the grid file in using the ASCII to Raster tool and then use the the define projection tool to define a NAD 1983 projection (ArcGIS) insists in bringing in the data without a projection. Once this is done I can see one or the other, but not what I should see: the ascii data displayed over North America. I'm kind of at my wit's end!!!! Can I get some ideas of how I should be doing this? Thanks VERY MUCH in advance for your help!!

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