This is a search for general guidance. I have a variety of data sources, black and white, color, multi-spectral, natural color, etc... that I need to display in one map grouped in a specific way.
I have tried to use mosaic dataset(s) for this but have had the following issues:
What I have done is to simply load the tiffs into ArcMap and group them as desired, and create a map service. This works perfectly, except that I get none of the benefits of mosaic dataset/imagery service, and it is noticeably slower.
Are there any options I can explore to use mosaic datasets while also having flexibility in displaying the served images?
i.e., can I do something like the following (without boundaries/footprints showing) with 9 images in a single mosaic dataset?