Use PDF files for raster data

01-08-2017 07:20 PM
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Is it possible to use pdf files as raster data. I required to combine these pdf files and create raster dataset. I am using ArcCatalog with AGS. any help is appreciated

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here is the list of supported data formats... Supported raster dataset file formats—Help | ArcGIS Desktop 

If you desired import format is not directly supported, you may be able to export to a format that is and is on the list

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You could convert the PDF to Raster dataset PDF To TIFF.

If the PDF has georeference information, the Raster can also fetch the same georeference information from it (Georeference information would be essential if you want to create a mosaic of multiple Rasters created from the PDF).

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