Have heard news that Esri's road-map may include the decommissioning of the raster catalog. Can anyone confirm / deny this? Can't find any news articles online but we need to future-proof our systems architecture and we do not want to spend money purchasing Image Server. We have some great time series datasets of historical mapping using raster catalogs so I'm hoping my intel is wrong!

  • I'm sure your being down-voted as the answer is easily searchable on this site and Google. I asked a similar question some time ago: gis.stackexchange.com/questions/53661/… – cndnflyr Nov 3 '15 at 18:01
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    The above link is good, just as a quick note though, ArcGIS Pro does not support RC, it supports Mosaics which should offer the same functionality as the RC. migrate data – KHibma Nov 3 '15 at 18:03
  • I've read the article referenced there and I don't understand the summary which states "ArcSDE doesn't support managed raster catalogs" - we have a wealth of managed rcs in our 10.3.1. databases. – Katie Lysons Nov 4 '15 at 17:22

Here is the process you'll need to update your Raster Catalogs to Raster Mosaics. I use ArcGIS 10.1, you might need to look up the corresponding links in the appropriate version. I'm not sure what special surprises you will experience with your data, so make sure to have some Quality Control checks before and after each step.

Overview of Raster Storage Options

Note: Raster Catalogs are able to be directly imported into Raster Mosaics. In which case you can skip step 1. Although it might be more beneficial to first turn them into Raster Datasets and then import them into the Raster Mosaic considering the current lack of support for Raster Catalogs. List of supported raster and image data formats

  1. Raster Catalog To Raster Dataset (Data Management) (Optional)

  2. Create Mosaic Dataset (Data Management)

  3. Add Rasters To Mosaic Dataset (Data Management)

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