Clip tool for raster datasets produces incorrect results

Last Published: April 25, 2020


The Clip tool for raster datasets appears to produce incorrect results, the tool's dialog box reports an error when coordinate values for spatial extent are manually entered.


This issue is generally experienced when the extent values specified for the clip are based on a different coordinate system than that of the raster dataset. For example, the coordinates were obtained from the data frame's display, which may use a different spatial reference than the raster dataset.

Solution or Workaround

Specify the clip extent values using coordinates associated with the projection of the raster dataset.
  • Alternatively, consider using a polygon to define the area to be clipped.

Article ID:000010534

  • ArcMap 8 x
  • ArcMap 9 x

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