I have recently received an extensive orthoimagery (tiled) dataset (GeoTIFFs), and related DEMs, and vectors (topo contours).
In ArcMAP 10.1, these co-register properly. However, in ArcMAP 10.0, they do not -- the GeoTIFFs end up somewhere in very remote space.
I have found a lot to read on this, and it appears to be a NAD 1983 (2011) issue.
However, for us, using Alaska State Plane 1, US survey feet, I haven't found any path to getting these to work in ArcMAP 10.0. What I'd like to have is some advice on
a) what projection files are needed, b) what geometric transformation files are needed (if any), c) where these appropriate files are placed in ArcMAP 10.0's directories, and d) any additional steps needed to get these to work in ArcMAP 10.0.
The irony is that the prj files for Alaska State Plane 1, feet, for "NAD 1983" and "NAD 1983 (2011)" appear to be the same -- these may have different parameters in the contiguous states, but here, these files appear to be a "distinction without a difference".
I am wondering what the difference is, between ArcMAP 10.0 and ArcMAP 10.1, that makes these GeoTIFFs work properly in 10.1, and what I can do, to make 10.0 work properly with these GeoTIFFs.
PS: I'd upload files, but these are 325 meg GeoTIFFs.
However, perhaps looking at the EXIF tags for one of these GeoTIFF files will help; if so, here it is:
ExifTool Version Number : 9.37 File Name : ba49.tif Directory : . File Size : 324 MB File Modification Date/Time : 2013:09:25 12:50:29-08:00 File Access Date/Time : 2013:10:11 13:22:04-08:00 File Creation Date/Time : 2013:10:11 13:21:44-08:00 File Permissions : rw-rw-rw- File Type : TIFF MIME Type : image/tiff Exif Byte Order : Little-endian (Intel, II) Image Width : 9000 Image Height : 9000 Bits Per Sample : 8 8 8 8 Compression : Uncompressed Photometric Interpretation : RGB Image Description : OrthoVista Orientation : Horizontal (normal) Samples Per Pixel : 4 X Resolution : 1 Y Resolution : 1 Planar Configuration : Chunky X Position : 0 Y Position : 0 Resolution Unit : None Software : Trimble Germany GmbH Tile Width : 512 Tile Length : 512 Tile Offsets : (Binary data 3127 bytes, use -b option to extract) Tile Byte Counts : (Binary data 2591 bytes, use -b option to extract) Extra Samples : Unspecified Pixel Scale : 0.5 0.5 0 Model Tie Point : 0 0 0 2506500 2389500 0 Geo Tiff Version : 1.1.0 GT Model Type : Projected GT Raster Type : Pixel Is Area GT Citation : PCS Name = NAD_1983_2011_StatePlane_Alaska_1_US_Feet Geographic Type : User Defined Geog Citation : GCS Name = GCS_NAD_1983_2011|Datum = NAD_1983_2011|Ellipsoid = GRS_1980|Primem = Greenwich| Geog Geodetic Datum : User Defined Geog Angular Units : Angular Degree Geog Ellipsoid : User Defined Geog Semi Major Axis : 6378137 Geog Inv Flattening : 298.257222101 Geog Prime Meridian Long : 0 Projected CS Type : User Defined Projection : User Defined Proj Coord Trans : Oblique Mercator Proj Linear Units : Linear Foot US Survey Proj False Easting : 16404166.6666667 Proj False Northing : -16404166.6666667 Proj Center Long : -133.666666666667 Proj Center Lat : 57 Proj Scale At Center : 0.9999 Proj Azimuth Angle : -36.8698976458333 Proj Rectified Grid Angle : 0 Image Size : 9000x9000
and here are the two projection files that we have in play: