I have an SDE managed raster catalog. An external user wants a county subset of the 3500 tiles that make up the 500GB catalog. Is there a way to merge the Raster Catalog wireframe or foot prints with polygon layer? I just want a list of tiles that are covered by two counties. It is going to be a large number a tiles but I still have the TIFs on another hard drive.
If I can generate a list of tiles I'll convert that into a bat file that copies the original TIFs to an external hard drive then build a new raster catalog of the subset. If there is an easier way to do this I'm all ears.
1) Add the 500GB catalog to ArcMap table of contents 2) Make a selection on the 3500 tiles through the raster catalog attribute table. 3) Right click on the raster catalog in the table of contents and choose Data -> Export Footprint. 4) Then run the Copy Feature GP tool, copy the footprint to a feature class.
Then you can use this polygon feature class to merge with other polygon layer.