simonseamount

Calculate degrees for go/slow-go/no-go

Discussion created by simonseamount on May 24, 2012
Latest reply on May 25, 2012 by Dan_Patterson
I want to calculate degrees for go/slow-go/no-go.

I ran the raster through SLOPE tool.

First I used option DEGREES, and resulting values were all somewhere between 89.5 and 89.9.

Second I used option PERCENT OF SLOPE, and resulting values were between 0 and 17,000,000 with media of about 38,600.

The help page on Calculating Slope seems to assume that I will get values like 58.
http://webhelp.esri.com/arcgisdesktop/9.3/index.cfm?TopicName=Calculating_slope

I cannot find anywhere an explanation for how to get from 38,000 to the degree it apparently represents.

Thanks for any guidance.

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