Some netCDF or HDF datasets store their geolocation as irregularly spaced arrays. When adding these datasets to a mosaic dataset, the swath function takes the irregularly gridded data and resamples it so that each pixel is of uniform size and is square.
When adding variables from netCDF or HDF to a mosaic dataset, it will automatically verify if the data is arrayed regularly. If it is not, the swath function is applied automatically to convert the irregular raster into points and then to a regularly gridded raster. You can change the interpolation method and cell size used in the swath raster function. For regular-spaced raster data, no interpolation will be applied; data will be read as it is.
Input swath raster
The irregularly gridded raster to be resampled.
There are four resampling methods for this function:
The cell size for the output raster will be automatically detected; however, you can change this if you want to. The cell size can be changed, but the extent of the raster dataset will remain the same.