The Situation: I have a vector data map with all the countries in the World, including a unique landcode for every country. I need to convert it into a raster map, so I can eventually analyse (with Matlab) drought indicators for that country.
The Problem: The precipitation data I use has 720 columns and 360 rows. I want the raster map of world countries to be in the exact same amount of columns and rows. BUT the raster map also needs to have a cellsize of 0.5! Right now, when I use the vector to raster conversion tool, if I use cellsize = 0.5, the columns and rows become 720x287.
Question: How can I create a raster map of 720 columns and 360 rows, while setting cellsize at 0.5?
Additional info: Using ArcMap 10.4.1 Using Matlab R2015b Raster is .TIFF Vector is .shp