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i've clipped a raster in 20 smaller images and i can zoom in until 1:150 in the original raster but, in the smaller ones, when i go below 1:4000, the workspace goes blank.

i'm working with arcgis 9.3 and can't find any configuration/solution to this problem.

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Have you tried rebuilding the pyramids on the images? When you clipped the images, did you reduce the resolution by accident? – Sean Jan 3 '11 at 20:18
all the images, including the original one, are have the same resolution. regarding the pyramids, i even tried to rebuild them in version 10, but the result is the same: the vectorial layers remain visible, the rasters don't. – Marinheiro Jan 4 '11 at 9:18

I remember having a similar problem owing to incorrect coordinate system definition. Can you a) verify that your rasters have a coordinate system defined and b) it is the correct coordinate system?

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they all have coordinate system defined and it's the correct one. If I open a road shape of those areas, the roads line up perfectly with the rasters. the project opened in arcgis 10 is fine, but I have to work in 9.3 – Marinheiro Jan 3 '11 at 2:48

I'm not sure how this would have happened from clipping the data but, do you have a visible scale range set on the layers? Go to the layer properties, in the general tab, and check the scale range.

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nope, "don't show layer when zoomed" is unchecked. – Marinheiro Jan 3 '11 at 23:51

Have you tried recalculating the spatial index?

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nope, removing the spatial index and adding a new one didn't resolve it. – Marinheiro Jan 4 '11 at 15:29

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