Converting slope tif file to vector

Discussion created by tisha18 on Feb 29, 2012
Latest reply on Apr 5, 2012 by tisha18
Hi all,

I am trying to convert a slope tif file into vector. The problem is it says invalid field type in the field(optional) box. The original tif file did not have an attribute table when I downloaded it. I am not sure if that is the problem?I am trying to convert this into vector so that I could overlay it with vector land use data. The land use data sets were originally in  raster format. I converted it into vector so that it was easier to calculate and would also decrease error.
The steps that I have done so far are

1)I changed the projection of the downloaded elevation tif file and then merged the required elevation data sets to create a mosaic tool. This created a new raster. Then, I used a raster calculator from the spatial analyst tool bar and then typed the code snippet: [seamless] = con(isNull([mosaic]),focalmean*([mosaic],rectangle,2,2),[mosaic]). This created a new data without seems.
2)Then I used the surface tool from the spatial analyst to calculate the slope.
3)I am having problems with converting raster slope data to polygon. I tried using raster to polygon toolset from the conversion tool but the field for the slope is unidentified. I am not sure how to solve this problem.

Are there any ways I could overlay raster with vector? Please help...

Best Regards,