Support Tile Cache as Data Source for Mosaic Dataset

Idea created by crusanowski on Apr 1, 2010
    The Mosaic Dataset can serve imagery as fast as the tile cache (when tiles are not in server memory).  It can do this while reprojecting, mosaicking, etc!

    If the Tile Cache was added as a supported source imagery for the the Mosaic Dataset, then we could support viewing a tile cache in other projections, without having to recreate it.   (There was another idea requesting this.)  We could merge the tile caches, add transparency, or other raster processing.  

    While this would be slower than the direct tile cache (since you are republishing) it would be MUCH faster than going back to the original dynamic service, and less costly than recreating the tile cache.