Clearing Operations

Clearing Operations can be used to enable the use of a designated area of interest to support 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


The specific software and system requirements for the Clearing Operations solution are listed below.

Requirement Description

What you get

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

Component Folder Description
ArcGIS Pro ArcGIS Pro 2.1-2.2 Contains an ArcGIS Pro project template to get you started with clearing operations and compound mapping workflows.
ArcMap ArcMap 10.3.1-10.6.1 Contains sample data, toolboxes, and map document to get you started with clearing operations and compound mapping workflows.
Clearing Operations.pdf Help documentation for the Clearing Operations solution.
Clearing Operations Online Help Internet shortcut to online Clearing Operations documentation.

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
August 2018
April 2018
  • Added Create Reference System GRG from Area geoprocessing tool
September 2017
  • Added Clearing Operations ArcGIS Pro Project Template
  • Merged feature templates, symbology, and layout for compound mapping into the solution
  • Added online and offline documentation
  • Addressed issue in the Point and Canvas GRG tools by replacing the Fishnet tool
  • Other minor updates
  • Migrated template sample data to Monterey, CA
  • Improved symbology for Gridded Reference Graphics
  • Removed line-of-sight tools
  • Updated metadata
  • Several issues addressed

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Automated deployment options

With ArcGIS Pro and the ArcGIS Solutions Deployment Tool, users can now automate the deployment of this solution in their ArcGIS organization. Follow a few simple steps to quickly deploy the solution, configure it, and load your data when necessary.