How to install the Hillshade Tools
I have seen the question "Swiss Hillshade Tool Error question..."in the http://mappingcentre.esri.com/index.cfm?fa=ask.answers&q=394&ESRISessionID=ufJtzngf6TUgYQ5wo%5FnNT35v%5Fd7vcSMe%2DnbbSBLvi3raW4o%5FcVGejieC3FAVTeeItA%3D%3D
So I downloaded the hillshade tools at that address. But I do not know how to install it correctlly. Do I just put it in the install folder?
Mapping Center Answer:
Actually, it easier than that! Here are the steps:
- On the ArcGIS Resources page, click on the link for the Hillshade Tools, accept the Software License Agreement, and save the .zip file to a location on your computer.
- Unzip the file to a directory that you want to store the toolbox in -- remember the path to that directory.
- Start ArcMap.
- In the ArcToolbox window, right click the word at the top, "ArcToolbox". (If the ArcToolbox window is not showing, click the red toolbox on the top bar menu to show it.)
- Click "Add Toolbox...".
- Navigate to the directory where you unzipped the hillshade_tools.zip and click "Open".
You are now ready to use the tools. There are two of them -- the Swiss Hillshade model, and the MDOW (Multi-directional Oblique Weighting model). Both are well documented in the tool itself so if you need additional information about the tools, click on the "Tool Help" button that appears at the bottom right of the tool when you open it.
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