Adding a single-band raster

You can add a raster dataset with only one band, or you can add one band from a multiband raster dataset.

  1. Click the Add Data button Add Data on the Standard toolbar.
  2. Click the Look in drop-down arrow and navigate to the folder that contains the raster dataset.
  3. If the single band is part of a multiband raster dataset, double-click the dataset to expose the bands.

  4. Click the single-band raster dataset.
  5. Click Add.

    ArcMap creates a new raster layer on the map that references the raster data source.


You can also drag and drop a raster from ArcCatalog, the Catalog window, or the Explorer window to ArcMap, ArcScene, or ArcGlobe.