More recent NWI shapefiles do not specifically identify dry land; dry land registers as "no-data" in the NWI dataset (as it are not wetlands!). (Historic data sometimes used the "U" designation for upland.)
Because of this, dry land needs to be manually added using the "turn blank to dry land" button. For that to work, optimization needs to be turned off in the file setup window. Also elevation data need to be present as it is how the model discerns dry land from open water when adding dry land. Another option is to use the "fill cells" feature, but dry land usually bleeds into open ocean in that case.
Hope this is helpful -- send a screen capture or more information if not, please. Best -- Jonathan
I am not sure I have completely understood the question.
If you have already a land cover layer with dry land cells then the problem may be in the elevation layer.
If your land cover layer has blank cells in the dry land portions, then the problem may be that you have some optimization selected in the File Setup window. First, you have to select "Track all cells" in the File Setup window. After loading the map you should be able to see the elevations in the blank cells and then convert blank to dry land. After saving the new land cover layer with filled dryland you can select again the optimization you desire in the File Setup window.
If you do not solve the problem, probably it would be best to have a look at the elevation and land cover layers.
Last post by pse1999 - April 17, 2017, 03:21:47 PM
I was just curious if anyone could help with an issue I am having in SLAMM reading elevations on the dry land portions of my Study Area. It appears that whenever I hover over it, it reads "999" which is essentially no data. Is there something I have to do to the crossover table or to one of the input layers? Turn blank to dry land doesn't appear to be effective either.
I am not an ArcMap user but I'd guess that you need to use a 64 bit operating system and more RAM if you can upgrade your computer. It is good that RAM is inexpensive as SLAMM and GIS software tends to use a lot of memory! That is more important, generally, than CPU speed at this point.
Last post by pse1999 - February 26, 2017, 03:48:16 PM
I keep getting an out-of-memory error message in ArcMap when trying to create an attribute table through the wetland input raster in preparation to use it in the SLAMM model. Has anyone run into this issue before? Solutions? I am assuming it has to do with processing power.