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ArcGIS for Desktop Cookbook by Daniela Cristiana Docan

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Reclassifying a raster

When you reclassify a raster, you reassign one or more cell values or a range of values to new output cell values. You may need to reclassify a raster to:

  • Update the cell values with new information from the field
  • Simplify raster data
  • Add cell values to a common scale
  • Exclude values from analysis by setting those values to NoData
  • Include NoData cells in analysis by setting values to those cells

The classification method and the number of classes you define will affect the raster displaying and interpreting process.

Getting ready

In this recipe, you will add the cell values to a common scale for three thematic raster layers: LandUse, SlopeProcent, and Aspect.

How to do it...

Follow these steps to reclassify three raster layers:

  1. Start ...

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