I have point data of gas flares and I am trying to create a simple density raster of those flares. Results are either 0 or in the 100,000-1,000,000 range (when there's 5 to 40 or so points in each box).
At least as I see it, I am trying to do the most basic of point density analyses. I'm just simply trying to count up how many points are in that box! I'm using a reference raster of 15 arcseconds. My point density dialogue is as below. Note that I've tried it two different ways with very similar results. Any suggestions of where I'm going wrong? I'm guessing it has to do with my search radius, but how do I tell Arc I want my search radius to be the same as the pixel?
Environments: Processing extent same as reference raster
Input: Gas Flares Points
Output cell size: 0.004167 (15 arcsecs in dec degrees, same as raster I'm snapping to)
Radius: Map, 0.004167 x 0.004167
OR (getting similar results in the >100,000 range)
Radius: Cell, 1 x 1