I have a shapefile that I am trying to convert to raster. The shapefile has overlapping polygons. I would like to keep the minumum value of these overlapping polygons when converting to raster.

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Right now, when I use the Feature to Raster dataset within the 'To Raster' toolbox, it keeps the maximum of the overlapping polygons. Can I change this so it keeps the minimum?
Or will I have to clean up my shapefile to get rid of the overlapping areas.

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Convert each polygon to raster. I would iterate through the features in a model to achieve this. Combine the rasters using cell statistics > minimum. Be sure to use union of inputs as the processing extent.

You have a raster of the lowest values for each pixel as output.


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