Assign raster cell with value of nearest shapefile value

Discussion created by ajdennhardt on Feb 9, 2013
Hello All,

Is it possible to assign a raster cell (of 1st layer) with a value of the nearest shapefile point (of 2nd layer)?

That way, the raster cells could be populated with values from their individual, nearest shapefile points.  The shapefile overlays the raster, and the shapefile has a larger extent than the raster.

I haven't been able to identify a particular tool that could help me accomplish this.  Things close to it, yet not the exact goal, include the Extract Values to Points tool.  However, again, I need to accomplish the opposite: extract point values to a raster.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.  Thank you, in advance.