Using ArcGIS Desktop 10.4.1, I am attempting to convert a FGDB line feature class to a raster using the Polyline to Raster tool. The input feature's value field contains integer values that range from -55,590 to -2,390, which would necessitate an 32-bit signed integer output raster. However, Arc will only (!) output a 16-bit signed integer, which means that values outside of the range -32,768 to 32,767 are lost. Grrr.
The Arc tool help states: "The input field type determines the type of output raster. If the field is integer, the output raster will be integer; if it is floating point, the output will be floating point." Not true! I have also tried a floating point field, and the output is always a 16-bit signed integer raster.
I've tried both FGDB raster and .tif as output raster formats, with the same 16-bit signed integer output - even though both formats are capable of 32-bit.
I've also tried the "Feature to Raster" tool, with the same results.
Neither of the tools has the option to set the output raster bits depth, nor does the Environments setting.
I am at a loss!