Clearing Operations

Clearing Operations supports area clearing operations with tools to systematically number structures and create custom Gridded Reference Graphics (GRG). It also supports detailed mapping and numbering of structures within a compound. This solution includes:

  • tools and layers that can be used to number features and create custom GRGs
  • tools and layers for detailed mapping of compounds
  • 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.

Requirement Description
Map Authoring
  • ArcMap 10.3.1 - 10.6 (Advanced), or
  • ArcGIS Pro 2.0 - 2.1 (Advanced)

What you get

When you download Clearing Operations, you will find the following:

File Folder Description
ClearingOperations.zip ArcGIS Pro Folder containing an ArcGIS Pro project template to get you started with clearing operations and compound mapping workflows.
ArcMap Folder containing sample data, toolboxes, and map document to get you started with clearing operations and compound mapping workflows.
Resources Supporting files for clearing operations and compound mapping.

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
April 2018
  • Support for the following:
    • ArcMap 10.3.1 - 10.6
    • ArcGIS Pro 2.0 - 2.1
  • Added Create Reference System GRG from Area geoprocessing tool
September 2017
  • Support for the following:
    • ArcMap 10.3.1 - 10.5.1
    • ArcGIS Pro 2.0
  • Added Clearing Operations ArcGIS Pro Project Template
  • Merged feature templates, symbology, and layout for compound mapping into the solution
  • Added online and offline documentaion
  • 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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