Need to extract raster values from lat/lon point

Discussion created by orlicha on Oct 8, 2013
Latest reply on Oct 10, 2013 by xander_bakker

I have a shapefile with lat/lons in decimal degrees which I want to use to extract the raster cell value, which is in meters. How can I convert the decimal degrees to meters, which is the geographical location of each raster cell? If I use the Info tool to query a point from the shapefile over the raster, Arc easily pulls the shapefile point and raster cell values. I want to be able to do this in arcpy and sync this raster cell value onto my attribute table.

My shapefile is a time series of 45 days and I have daily rasters. I want to query each point to the corresponding raster to extract the appropriate cell value for the date and lat/lon of each point.

Any help is appreciated!