I'm trying to create some time estimates for imagery caching in ArcGIS 10. Does anyone know of any forumlas or ratios to calculate the time it takes to generate overviews for a mosaic dataset?
Does it have anything to do with the area, resolution, file size etc of the actual imagery, or is there even a way to calculate a time estimate for overview generation?
UPDATE: Does anyone have experience in building overviews on massive mosaic dataset (upwards of 9,000 images) in arcGIS 10?
I'm wondering if there is a way to speed up the process ... right now it looks like arcGIS is only using 1 core to build the overviews. I have a 12 core machine. Obviously things would go much faster if we can utilize more cores.
My original estimates are blown out of the water ... I'm looking at over 3 weeks to complete this process.