# How to get rectangle with two values in converting polygon to raster?

I have 112 vector polygon shapefiles. I want to convert every single one to raster layer but instead of getting layer with same shape as vector polygon, I want to get rectangle in which cells that match vector polygon have value 1, and all other cells in rectangle have value 0. And that rectangle for every raster layer should have same size because I want to overlap and sum all 112 raster layers together to get final raster layer in which I will have value gradation among cells between 1 (where is only one of primary raster layers lay) and 112 (where all 112 raster layers overlapping).

Is there a simple way to do that? I don't know how to get rectangle in converting polygon to raster.

I'm using ArcMap 10.0

Here is scheme what I want: http://i40.tinypic.com/2v11abp.jpg. I have many polygons that overlapping but all are inside of boundary of Croatia shape. And I want every polygon have the same extent when converted in raster (red rectangle). At the end I should get final raster layer that look like this schematic: http://i39.tinypic.com/33o4juh.jpg.

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What software are you using? – whuber Jun 4 '13 at 21:29
@whuber ArcMap 10.0 – Emersion Jun 4 '13 at 21:34
Don't tell me: tell the world by editing your question appropriately. Indicate whether you have a copy of Spatial Analyst, too. But before you do all that, please search our site for analysis extent ArcGIS: you will find answers to your questions are already here. – whuber Jun 4 '13 at 21:38
Are these vector polygons a single shapefile? – AlmaThom Jun 4 '13 at 21:57
I did not understand which of those you wanted either. For the bounding box, whuber has you pointed in the right direction. If, instead, you want each grid cell that intersects the polygon at all to be a value of 1, then it is just a matter of using Polygon to Raster with cell assignment set to MAXIMUM_AREA. But it depends on what output you are looking for. Can you make a diagram? – blord-castillo Jun 5 '13 at 0:15