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slope values

June 10 2008 | 0 comments

I used the Slope tool in ArcToolbox to create a raster of percent rise from a DEM. The output raster contains some values over 100% (maximum value = 271.5982666015625). How should these be interpreted?

Mapping Center Answer:

We have posted two previous blog articles which discuss the use of slope values for creating surfaces:

Aspect-Slope Map has some step-by-step reclassification values which you may find directly answers your question 

Setting the Z-factor Parameter Correctly is a slightly more general discussion 

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