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Fishnet ArcGIS Pro

What is Fishnet

The Fishnet is a tool for creates a feature class containing a net of rectangular cells.

Creating a fishnet requires three basic sets of information:

  1. Spatial extent of the fishnet
  2. Number of rows and columns
  3. Angle of rotation

The tool has 11 parameters, and 4 distinct groups

Parameters

LabelExplanationData Type
Output Feature ClassThe output feature class containing the fishnet of rectangular cells.Feature Class
Fishnet Origin CoordinateThe starting pivot point of the fishnet.Point
Y-Axis CoordinateThe Y-axis coordinate is used to orient the fishnet. Point
Cell Size WidthIf you want the width to be automatically calculated using the value in the Number of Rows parameter, leave this parameter empty or set the value to zero—the width will be calculated when the tool is run.Double
Cell Size HeightIf you want the height to be automatically calculated using the value in the Number of Columns parameter, leave this parameter empty or set the value to zero—the height will be calculated when the tool is run.Double
Number of RowsIf you want the number of rows to be automatically calculated using the value in the Cell Size Width parameter, leave this parameter empty or set the value to zero—the number of rows will be calculated when the tool is run.Long
Number of ColumnsIf you want the number of columns to be automatically calculated using the value in the Cell Size Height parameter, leave this parameter empty or set the value to zero—the number of columns will be calculated when the tool is run.Long
Opposite corner of FishnetThe opposite corner of the fishnet set by X-Coordinate and Y-Coordinate values. The values for opposite corner are automatically set if a template extent is used.Point
Create Label PointsSpecifies whether or not a point feature class will be created containing label points at the center of each fishnet cell.Boolean
Template ExtentThe extent can be entered by specifying the coordinates or using a template dataset. Default—The extent will be based on the maximum extent of all participating inputs. Extent
Geometry TypeDetermines if the output fishnet cells will be polyline or polygon features. Polyline—Output is a polyline feature class. Polygon—Output is a polygon feature class.String

Groups

  1. The spatial extent of fishnet
  2. The number of rows,columns, height and width of each cell in the fishnet
  3. The angle of rotation for the fishnet
  4. Parameters that define the output feature class name and types (polygons or lines) and an optional point dataset containing centroids of each cell