Strange effect in hillshade from raw elevation export


Sorry if this is under the wrong topic.

I recently exported some raw elevation data from the map engine for use in ArcGIS.

When I load the DEM, clip to the desired area and apply the hillshade tool in ArcGIS, I get strange horizontal and vertical lines all over the hillshade:

I’ve tried re-projecting to different coordinate systems etc etc but to no avail.

I’ve asked this question in the GIS forums but nobody seems to know.

If anyone has any ideas I would really really appreciate it! :sunglasses:

Can you please send us this map and image to Thanks!

Zach from customer support solved the mystery!

Anyone with the same problem just apply the Focal Statistics tool in Spatial Analyst as shown in this guide:



Glad to hear he was able to help! Thanks for reaching out.