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I'm using ArcGIS Desktop 10.7.

I have downloaded a raster file from this link.(the data is from ALOS PSAR) when I opened the file all heights are ellipsoid, I have to convert the raster file to Orthometric height (exactly like SRTM 1 arc-second) The xy coordinate system is WGS_1984_UTM_ZONE39. I added vertical coordinate system to WGS_1984 by using Define Projection tool.

now I used Project Raster tool to transform the ellipsoid raster file to Orthometric raster file as the below:

Input: myfile.tif Input coordinate system: WGS_1984_UTM_ZONE39 / WGS_1984 Output: test.tif output coordinate system: GCS_WGS_1984 / VCS:EGM96_Geoid

but the result is still ellipsoid! I have tried many times but the result is not OK.


I should have checked Vertical (Optional) box to enable Vertical transformation.

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but the result is incorrect. now the sea level is 200 meter!!!

Which vertical coordinate system is used in "ALOS PALSAR"?

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    Oh, did you install the ArcGIS Coordinate Systems Data setup? It contains data needed by the transformation you want to do. In the tool, was a transformation listed? What was it (after you install the data setup)? – mkennedy Dec 4 '19 at 15:36

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