Using ArcMap: Issue: Received an Aerial Photograph of Oneida County, WI from the county and it is a Mr Sid format and exceeds 24 GB. I did copy it to my solid state drive first, and then tried importing it as a raster in ArcCatalog and after three hours of chugging away, I cancelled the process, which after three more hours I went to bed and found it had finally finished cancelling sometime that night.
I read somewhere that the Mr. Sid files should not be imported directly but should be converted to a TIFF, so this morning, again in ArcCatalog, I tried to convert before importing. Here I am over four hours later and still chugging, I think. At no point did the program ask me what format to convert to...it just started chugging away again. Guess I will just let it keep chugging along until I am heading off to bed tonight and will hit the cancel button again.
Clearly, I will need to clip this ultra large aerial photograph in order to use it in ArcMap, or maybe building pyramids will suffice,