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Is there a way around to speed up the data into ArcMap ? When I converted the raster to polygon and some data would load up quicker and some other load slow. I am wondering if I could add the spatial index to the data that load slow. Would that work ? or Is there anything that I could make the data load quicker ? Thanks

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By load do you mean draw or render? –  Derek Swingley May 10 '11 at 18:40
    
Yeah, I meant render –  PROBERT May 10 '11 at 18:51
    
changed title from Load to Render. –  Kirk Kuykendall May 10 '11 at 19:16
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you should do something about that 0% accept rate also. –  Brad Nesom May 10 '11 at 19:33
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0-100% acceptance rate in 1-day--is there a badge for that? –  Jay Cummins May 11 '11 at 23:16

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On top of Brads suggestions also look at putting data into an File Geodatabase and compacting the database if the data is static.

We compact our FGDBs and then just uncompact them when data updates are needed.

See Esri help.

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It is all about throughput.
1. normalizing data. (using rdbms techniques) to make the data as light as possible.
2. spatial indexing
3. smart data type selection (i.e. fgdb for field ops, rdbms for enterprise, raster mosaics, tiling, Cache)
4. efficient network resources. (if the bottleneck is the file server even a small file is going to render slowly).
5. There are some documents available on ESRI Resource Center
and for Caching
Also if you are a single machine (no network), no enterprise considerations, you should take a read here Derek Law has some good advice on some whitepapers.

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+RAM (8GB on Windows 7 is much faster than XP) –  Mapperz May 10 '11 at 21:34

i agree with Brad's ideas and one more thing is projection. The data loaded in ArcGIS should be the same of projection, it would render faster.

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