I'm trying to clip a .tif (Ordnance Survey download file) with a parish boundary polygon, but ArcGIS Desktop 10.3.1 won't let me drop the .tif into the Input Features box: and gives me this error message:

One or more dropped items were invalid and will not be added to the control.

With no explanation of how the file is invalid. I don't know how to proceed.

  • Is the .tif georeferenced? I mean, is it just a tif or does it have any gis information with it? – Stratos Tso Feb 1 '18 at 20:49
  • It was a data download from Ordnance Survey and has British National Grid projection in my map document. If I check its properties, what should I be looking for? – Whittocks Feb 1 '18 at 21:01

You're using the wrong Clip tool. There are two, one for clipping vectors and one for rasters. You want the one in the "Raster Processing" toolbox:

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You can use the "Extract by Mask' tool as well as the Clip tool within the Raster Processing toolbox.

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The result when I ran the tool looked like this:

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