Quickest way to obtain a grid value

Discussion created by tgmueller on Apr 5, 2011
Latest reply on Apr 6, 2011 by timothy_hales-esristaff
Hi Folks:

We know the exact coordinates of a grid point and we want to obtain values for this point from a grid.  We have been using the sample command which works well but this is too slow for the large numbers of points we are interested in (e.g., thousands).  Is there a way we can rapidly grab values.  Can we import the grids into a database.  Anyone know what the best way of doing this is?