ARIS Grid & Raster Editor for ArcMap

The Grid & Raster Editor provides a set of drawing tools to easily edit single and multi-band raster datasets (integer or floating point rasters) in ArcMap. For instance, one can change the value of a single cell, or change the value of more cells by sketching in the map.Try this tool.

 

Grid & Raster Editor for ArcMap, pixel edit of single cells with pencil/freehand

 

The toolbar combines image editor drawing tools (pixel edits) with the possibilities of ArcMap. It is like painting in an ESRI GRID or one of the many other supported raster formats. This creates some advantages above the default ArcMap functionality. In ArcMap it's possible to draw graphics but these are not saved in the underlying geodataset. The Grid & Raster Editor saves the drawings directly in the edit raster by changing the cell values. The ARIS Grid & Raster Editor works without need of any extra ArcMap extensions (no need for Spatial Analyst).

Drawing tools
The ARIS Grid & Raster Editor adds a toolbar to ArcMap. This toolbar provides a set of tools to change the value of one or more cells. With these tools it is possible to:

  • change the value of a single cell or pixel (pencil)
  • draw a free line (pencil/freehand/brush)
  • draw straight lines from one point to another (line)
  • draw a solid polygon (polygon)
  • change the value/color in a zone of cells with identical values (paintcan/fill)
  • replace one value with another value in the entire grid (value replacer)
  • create a selection area in the map to limit the working area for the above operations (edit area)

Features of ARIS Grid & Raster Editor:

  • A Value Picker tool to set the New Cell Value
  • Set pen size for pencil/freehand and line draw
  • Undo/Redo changes for a limited number of edit actions
  • Examples included for new users to get a quick start

With the ARIS Grid & Raster Editor raster layers in an active dataframe in ArcMap can be edited. After starting an edit session the legend of the selected layer is shown in a dockable window. Here a value can be chosen to assign to the selected cells during editing.

 

Grid & Raster Editor for ArcMap, replace values in a (Geo)TIFF raster

 

Supported raster formats
Most single and multi-band raster formats editable by the ArcGIS Object Model are supported by the ARIS Grid & Raster Editor but may vary between ArcGIS versions. These raster formats include:

  • Band interleaved by line (BIL)
  • Band interleaved by pixel (BIP)
  • Band sequential (BSQ)
  • Bitmap (BMP)
  • ENVI Raster (e.g. DAT, BIL, BIP, BSQ)
  • ERDAS IMAGINE Image (IMG)
  • ESRI GRID
  • File Geodatabase Raster (GDB, FGDBR) *
  • Personal Geodatabase Raster (MDB, PGDB Image)
  • Tagged Image File Format (GeoTIFF, TIFF)

* NoData as New cell value is not supported in File Geodatabase Raster (acknowledged ArcMap bug)

The data types / pixel types as supported by ArcGIS for the above raster formats are also supported by the ARIS Grid & Raster Editor.

Editing of these rasters can be done while the data is symbolized using:

  • Unique Values Renderer
  • Classified (Class Breaks) Renderer
  • Stretched Color Ramp Renderer
  • Discrete Color Renderer
  • Internal Colormap Renderer
  • RGB Composite Renderer

 

Grid & Raster Editor for ArcMap, edit simultaneous the Red, Green and Blue bands in a multi-band raster by drawing a polygon

 

Possible uses
One possible use of the ARIS Grid & Raster Editor is to correct errors in an existing raster. For example, when a raster is generated from satellite or photo imagery, automatic classification can cause misclassified cells through problems with reflection or atmospheric conditions. With the ARIS Grid & Raster Editor these cell values can simply be modified.

The ARIS Grid & Raster Editor can also be used as a sketch tool. The Grid & Raster Editor can be used to interactively design plans, which can be processed and evaluated with Spatial Analyst tools immediately.

Our user survey showed the editor is used in a wide range of application fields e.g.:

  • Agriculture
  • Bathmetry
  • Hydrology
  • Elevation (DEM)
  • Land use
  • Natural resources
  • Vegetation
  • Telecom
  • Urbanization

See also a story about Correcting Misclassified GRID Cells.

 

New version

Most important changes in 4.2.1:

  • Compatible with ArcGIS 10.5.1 (and still ArcGIS 10.0 - 10.5).
  • When the edit layer has transparency set, the Grid & Raster Editor Legend will also show the transparent colors.
  • Drawing with pencil/freehand the drawing symbol will be transparent when the edit layer has transparency set.
  • New example is included to demonstrate the use of the edit layer with transparency and a background layer.

Most important changes in 4.2.0:

  • Compatible with ArcGIS 10.5 (and still ArcGIS 10.0 - 10.4.1).
  • In File Geodatabase Raster it is now possible to overwrite NoData Values.
  • Support for simultaneous editing of one or more bands in an RGB Composite renderer.
  • Floating License is introduced as a new license type.
  • Various warnings for potential memory problems have been changed.
  • Raised maximum number of Undo actions to 10.
  • Minor changes in functionality and some bug-fixes (see Version History in User Manual)

 

Grid & Raster Editor for ArcMap, edit layer with tranparency set and a background layer

 

 

Requirements
Required is one of the following ArcGIS 9.2, ArcGIS 9.3, ArcGIS 9.3.1, ArcGIS 10.0, ArcGIS 10.1, ArcGIS 10.2/10.2.1/10.2.2, ArcGIS 10.3/10.3.1, ArcGIS 10.4/10.4.1, ArcGIS 10.5/10.5.1 licenses:

  • ArcView / ArcGIS Desktop Basic
  • ArcEditor / ArcGIS Desktop Standard
  • ArcInfo / ArcGIS Desktop Advanced

Check available versions for your ArcGIS version.

The Spatial Analyst extension is not required.

Functionality for editing raster data is not available for ArcGIS Pro yet, please contact us if you are interested.

 

Contact
Use the Contact Form to request new features like support for: ArcGIS Pro, SDE / RDBMS Geodatabase Raster or specific renderers. Suggest modifications to existing tools or request availability for other platforms or versions.
Please contact us if you have any other questions about the ARIS Grid & Raster Editor.

 

Download
Interested? You can download a fully functional, 5-day trial version for a specific ArcGIS version by clicking on the "Download setup" link or view the User's Manual in the table below.

If you decide to purchase this product, a key will be sent to you by email. This key will enable you to unlock the permanent license.

 

Available versions:


Grid & Raster 4.2.1 ArcGIS 10.0-10.5.1 Manual Download setup Buy
Grid 3.3.0 ArcGIS 10.0-10.3.1 Manual Download setup Buy
Grid 2.2 ArcGIS 9.x Manual Download setup Buy

Note: The information in this page is updated to the latest version. The 2.x and 3.x versions have limited functionality (e.g. only support for editing of files with ESRI GRID format) and will not be updated anymore. See the appropriate manual for specific version capabilities.

 

If you have many potential users (at least 4) using 1 license concurrently a Floating License may be appropriate. The Floating License version does not support trial mode. Please try the regular version first.