I have a couple of raster catalogs in different file geodatabases and I need to re-project them to a new coordinate system. Now there is no option to project a whole raster catalog, nor can I use the 'Project Raster' tool, as it won't accept a raster catalog as file type (for selecting single rasters within the catalog).
There are two options that I thought about so far:
use tool 'Raster Catalog to Raster Dataset', reproject the raster dataset and bring it back into a catalog. Now the problem is on the one hand that this process takes ages (incl. building of pyramides + calculating statistics) and I loose the single items within the raster catalog (after loading the dataset back into a raster catalog), as it just mosaics the datasets together.
use Python and loop through raster datasets in raster catalog and reproject them individually. I have not investigated this version, but I doubt whether that will work. In case it would, that could be a solution. Anyone did something like that before?
My question therefore is, whether there is a proper/efficient way of reprojecting a raster catalog or the raster datasets within a raster catalog respectively from one coordinate system to another? I basically want to end up with raster catalogs that look exactly as the originals (incl. file names of raster datasets within them), but they do need to have a different projection.
Any tips appreciated as my problem is quite urgent!
I have access to FME 2012 now, never used it before though. Does anyone have an idea whether this exercise could be accomplished using FME? (it looks like FME can only access SDE raster catalogs, so that may not be the full solution either..)