I am working on the raster map below, which has 352 rows and 350 columns. When doing Data Management Tools->Raster->Raster Properties->Build Raster Attribute Table in ArcGIS 10.3.1 (licence type: Advanced), the analysis of the Attribute Table reveals two groups of cells, as opposed to 352x350 elements.

My question: is there a way to "unpack" all the cells, so that they all appear in the Attribute Table with their value and their position index in the raster? enter image description here

I have tried Data Management Tools->Raster->Raster Properties->Split Raster, but the procedure is incredibly slow given the number of cells, and it creates individual rasters, which is not what I want.


I am also using QGIS Version 2.18.2 for Windows, where I have the exact same problem. Hence, a solution for QGIS would work as well.

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The cells all appear in the shown attribute table, since 352x350 equals the sum of 62071 + 61129 cells in your count column.

If I get you right, you are looking for the sample tool in the spatial analyst toolbox. This tool creates a point layer, with a point for each cell containing the X, Y and value information. In order to create a point for every cell, use the same raster as your input raster and as your input location raster.

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