Gathering basic raster dataset information

When you have a raster dataset, you may need to find the basic information about it, such as the following:

All this can be found on the Raster Dataset Properties dialog box. In ArcCatalog, right-click the raster datasets and click Properties.

Learn more about raster dataset properties

If you want to see the amount of disk space taken up by the raster, open Windows Explorer, right-click the raster file, click Properties, then look at both Size and Size on disk.

Other information you may be interested in can include questions such as the following:

This information can be found in the raster dataset's metadata; however, it will only exist if someone has entered it.

To access the metadata in ArcCatalog,click the raster dataset and click the Metadata tab.

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