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Convert DEM pixels to points

Question asked by keith_moore on Jun 4, 2013
Latest reply on Jun 4, 2013 by erice-esristaff
Hi all,

I'm following a tutorial to calculate spatially explicit hypsometric integral values. The first step is described as follows:

"1.) Zpixel = Elevation of a pixel
Convert DEM pixels to points. VALUE field in attribute table contains elevations"

I'm not sure which tool to use to achieve this conversion. The DEM of my watershed is a 32 bit floating point GRID raster. I tried the Spatial Analyst Tool, Extract Values to Points, using two blank point shapefiles, but the output point shapefile remained blank. I don't understand what information is needed for the "Input point shapefile" field; again, I tried a blank point shapefile in that field to no avail. Any ideas?