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I need to split a huge raster into smaller parts to be able to process them part per part. (It's not about the size, however the extent is spread across several latitude degrees which is a problem for solar irradiance calculations.) Therefore, I want to extract these parts from the Raster, using zonal Shapefiles.

Is there a tool in ArcGIS to create repeating rectangular shapes?

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Yes, there is a tool for that called Create Fishnet. This tool creates a fishnet of rectangular cells. It's available in all ArcGIS license levels.

  • I recently discovered another tool, called Split Raster, which directly fits my needs in this context. However your answer totally fits to the question, thanks a lot! – Arne Apr 15 '16 at 13:28

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