Clearing Operations

The Clearing Operations template supports area clearing operations with tools to systematically number structures and create custom Gridded Reference Graphics (GRG). This template includes:

  • tools and layers that can be used to number features and create custom GRGs.
  • notional sample data.
  • an example map product.


Clearing Operations requires specific technical experience and software. Minimum system requirements for the ArcGIS Platform can be found on the Support website.

Clearing Operations is supported on ArcGIS 10.0 SP2, 10.1, 10.2.2, 10.3, 10.4, and 10.4.1.

Requirement Description
  • Editing workflows in ArcGIS for Desktop
  • Using geoprocessing tools in ArcGIS for Desktop
Map Authoring
  • ArcGIS 10.4 for Desktop (Standard License)
  • Spatial Analyst Extension

What you get

When you download the Clearing Operations template, the download includes the following:

Directory Folder Item Description
Data Layers GRG.lyr A layer with schema and sample data for a gridded reference graphic (GRG)
GridSize.lyr A layer with schema and sample data for determining grid size
NumberedStructures.lyr A layer with schema and sample data for numbered structures
N/A Clearing Operations.gdb A file geodatabase containing the layers used to sketch the map
Results.gdb A file geodatabase that stores results from geoprocessing tools
Scratch.gdb A file geodatabase that stores temporary data created during geoprocessing
Toolboxes Scripts CanvasAreaGRG.py A Python geoprocessing script for creating canvas-type gridded reference graphics
CreateGRG.py A Python geoprocessing script for creating gridded reference graphics
NumberFeatures.py A Python geoprocessing script for systematically numbering points
PointTargetGRG.py A Python geoprocessing script for creating targeted gridded reference graphics
Utilities.py A Python geoprocessing script for supplemental processing
N/A Clearing Operations.tbx Tools for numbering structures and creating gridded reference graphics
N/A N/A Clearing Operations.mxd A Map Document used to create a map for clearing operations

What's new

Below are the release dates and notes for Clearing Operations. If you need support, please contact Esri Support Services. If you'd like to get help from other military and intelligence community members, post your question on GeoNet.

Version Description
  • Fixed a bug in the Point and Canvas GRG tools by replacing the Fishnet tool
  • Certified for ArcGIS 10.4.1 for Desktop
  • Other minor updates
  • Updated for ArcGIS 10.4 for Desktop
  • Migrated template sample data to Monterey, CA
  • Improved symbology for Gridded Reference Graphics
  • Removed line-of-sight tools
  • Updated metadata
  • Several bug fixes
  • Support for ArcGIS 10.3 for Desktop
  • Support for ArcGIS 10.2.2 for Desktop
  • Support for ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop, Service Pack 1
  • Support for ArcGIS 10.0 for Desktop Service Pack 2

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