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I have a raster dataset that is not visible in Data View, but it is listed in the Table of Contents.

I have tried viewing it in ArcCatalog but it is not visible there either.

Is there something I can do make it visible so I can perform further analysis?

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I'm assuming that you have tried Zoom to Make Visible from the layer context menu. Perhaps expand on your question by telling us what ArcGIS version and image format you are using. Can the raster dataset be opened and displayed in any other raster packages? Maybe it is corrupt. –  PolyGeo Oct 23 '12 at 3:13

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Here are some trouble shooting ideas for you:

  • Check the file size to make sure all of the data exists.
  • Calculate Pyramids in case your raster dataset is difficult to view because of a huge file size.
  • Calculate Statistics to ensure you are able to view the correct range of data.
  • Download a new raster dataset, preferably as a .img, as these are among the most stable raster formats.
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I'm using version 10. It is in a FGDBR format. I should also point out that the values of the raster data has a High of 3.40282e+038 and Low -3.40282e+038. –  Nicole Johnson Oct 23 '12 at 4:27
    
Have you tried calculating stats and pyramids directly within the FGDB? Also, I assume you are working with a stand alone raster as opposed to a raster mosaic or catalog, correct? –  Aaron Oct 23 '12 at 4:40
    
I did run the "build pyramid and statistics" tool, no change.Yes, it is a stand alone raster –  Nicole Johnson Oct 23 '12 at 4:47
    
Also, try exporting the FGDBR to .img format to help determine if the original raster is corrupt. –  Aaron Oct 23 '12 at 12:15
    
The option to do so is grayed out –  Nicole Johnson Oct 23 '12 at 16:12

try to classify your symbology first than export your image checking the "use render" box. This will convert your pixel depth to 8bit wich will exclude this value. Check the Range of values that each cell can contain, in Desktop Help for more information about pixel detph.

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