Sample tool without interpolation?

Discussion created by triphook3 on Dec 21, 2011
Latest reply on Dec 21, 2011 by curtvprice
I have a set of 41 points for which I would like to extract data from a set of about 500 rasters.  I feel it would be much faster to avoid creating a new shapefile for each data extraction (a la "Extract Values to Points"), so I would prefer to use the Sample tool.

Indeed, it runs much faster, but it also forces interpolation: "NONE" is not an option.  Is there a way to do this?  Surely there must be a faster way to spatially join points to a raster than "Extract Values to Points".