I have 2 partly overlapping raster datasets, would like to extract pixels of one dataset that overlap with another dataset.

Is there a tool in ArcGIS for Desktop to do this?


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Well, after a long search I could find the solution. Extract by Mask tool in spatial analyst toolbox can be the best solution to this question.


Use Conditional statements either through the Con() tool or through Raster Calculator. Con(Raster1, Raster2) would translate to "if there is a non-null cell in Raster1 at a location, output the cell value of Raster2.


The intersect tool in ArcMap may be what you're looking for: http://help.arcgis.com/EN/ARCGISDESKTOP/10.0/HELP/index.html#//00080000000p000000

-Intersect will combine the overlapping section of both datasets

and if that isn't exactly what you're looking for, clip might do the job: http://webhelp.esri.com/arcgisdesktop/9.2/index.cfm?TopicName=Clip_(Analysis)

-Clip will create a new feature of the target layer based on overlap with the source layer.
  • thanks for your reply, but I think these functions work for vector dataset, I am searching the similar tool which works for raster dataset.
    – Sher
    May 15, 2016 at 8:05
  • I could've sworn these worked with raster data...I know I've used them on DEM's before.
    – Qwerty
    May 16, 2016 at 0:13
  • Edit1: I may have linked the analysis toolset, but have you tried the coverage version of those tools?
    – Qwerty
    May 16, 2016 at 0:26
  • Sorry, I don't know how I missed your comment. I couldn't use Clip, it requires vector data only. And also I could not use coverage tool, because it is not functioning in my software for unknown reason. Thanks for your suggestion.
    – Sher
    May 19, 2016 at 19:41

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