export SDE raster dataset

Discussion created by smithmc on Jan 20, 2014
Hi Everyone,

I have a fairly large swath of LIDAR covering our entire jurisdiction as a SDE raster dataset.  I would like to draw a polygon or create a buffer around a line and export all of the LIDAR data to a csv file.  We have a design package that uses csv files to import the ground contours. 

I have been looking at exporting to points first, then the csv.  Just wondering if anyone has already done this.  I would ultimately write this all in python.

Thanks for any thoughts,