AHGW:Add to Raster Series

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Add to Raster Series dialog

The Add to Raster Series dialog is accessed by double-clicking on "ArcGIS Tool icon.png Add to Raster Series" under the "ArcGIS Toolset icon.png Groundwater Analyst" toolset under the "ArcGIS Toolbox icon.png Arc Hydro Groundwater Tools" toolbox. This tool imports a raster dataset into a raster catalog and attributes the raster with start and end dates/times. The start and end dates/times represent the time period of the data stored in the raster, and can be used for animating a series of rasters stored in the catalog.

The following fields are available. Required fields are marked with a ArcGIS required - green circle icon.png icon.

  • ArcGIS required - green circle icon.png Input Raster Dataset – Click the ArcGIS Browse button.png button to bring up the Input Raster Dataset dialog in order to specify the raster dataset to be imported.
  • ArcGIS required - green circle icon.png Destination Raster Catalog – Click the ArcGIS Browse button.png button to bring up the Destination Raster Catalog dialog in order to specify the destination raster catalog.
  • ArcGIS required - green circle icon.png Start Date Field – Select from the drop-down the date field representing the start date of the raster data.
  • ArcGIS required - green circle icon.png Start Date – Click the ArcGIS Select Date button.png button to select the start date/time value to assign to the start date field.
  • End Date Field – Optional. Select from the drop-down the date field representing the end date of the raster data.
  • End Date – Optional. Click the ArcGIS Select Date button.png button to select the start date/time value to assign to the start date field.


Batches and Automation

View of the Import Raster Series tool interface and the resulting raster stored and attributed in a raster catalog.

The AHGW Add to Raster Series tool loads a raster dataset into a raster catalog and attributes the raster with a start and end date/time. The start and end date/time represent the time period of the data stored in the raster, and can be used for animating a series of rasters stored in the catalog.

In addition to importing a single raster, the tool has a batch mode for importing a set of rasters into the catalog and attributing them with the appropriate date/time values.

Importing and attributing rasters in batch mode with the Import Raster Series tool.

To automate the process of generating a set of raster series from point features and time series data, the tool can be combined in a model with the Make Time Series Statistics tool. The following image shows a model that:

  1. Creates time series statistics from given points and tabular time series,
  2. Interpolates the points to a raster, and
  3. Imports the raster to a raster catalog and attributes the rasters with appropriate date/time values.
Linking together the Time Series Statistics and Import Raster Series tools.