Is there a way to create a catalog of vector layers in ESRI? We have thousands of tiles of 25cm contour data which we need to individually find and add to maps. It would be so much easier if there was a way to load the best available tiles based on the current map extent.
For Raster we use the Mosaic Dataset which works very well but is there a similar format for vectors?
Mapinfo has hotlinks so we use the index tiles to open files in the frame without having to find the tiles but the best system is the Global Mapper Catalog (gmc) format which works great for vectors and rasters but a search online shows nothing for ESRI (the last mention of this though was in 2005).