Spatial Analyst without using a raster

Discussion created by bagardne on Mar 28, 2013
Latest reply on Apr 3, 2013 by Sheldonbkr

I am trying to run a spatial analyst tool on my data, but it is in a feature class.  I think that I need to convert into a raster so that I can use the spatial analyst tool, but is there an easier/faster way?  I am currently on hour 18 of converting to a raster and the process is still running (I have a very large dataset).  Thanks for any help anyone can provide.