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According to step 4 of the MapCruncher sample, http://help.arcgis.com/en/sdk/10.0/arcobjects_net/conceptualhelp/index.html#/Sample_Multithreaded_MapCruncher/000100000mmm000000/

Once the cache is finished processing, open Engine or Desktop, navigate to the cache folder, and add the cache as a raster.

Basically I want to use the precooked maps in a dynamic display environment, but I'm not clear what they mean by "add the cache as a raster". How can I do this and do you think it would even work?

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Check out this help doc: Map cache usage by clients

Specifically:

Access the cache as a raster dataset. To view a cache this way, browse to the directory containing the cache tiles and choose to add the dataset to ArcMap. The cache is represented with the same icon used to add all other rasters using the Add Data button. A cache accessed as a raster is for viewing only and cannot be queried. The advantage with this type of cache is that it is not tied to a map service and can be viewed when disconnected from the server, as long as you can still access the cache directory.

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