mosaic dataset -- default drawing of footprint polygons

12-20-2016 02:55 PM
New Contributor III

I have created a mosaic dataset in an SDE database.  When a user adds this mosaic dataset to ArcMap they get three things - the Boundary, the Footprints and the Image.  The Boundary polygon is off (unchecked) by default, but the Footprint polygons (green lines) are ON by default.  Is there a way to change this behavior and have the Footprint polygons not automatically draw?

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New Contributor II


In ArcMap click Customize->ArcMap Options

Select the Raster tab -> Mosaic Dataset tab

And Check/UnCheck the options that you need.

See more in here. Setting default raster display options—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop 

Hope this helps.


New Contributor III


Thanks.  I was hoping there was a way to set this up as a behavior implicit in the mosaic dataset, i.e. not dependent on the users' environment.  After further thought, I believe most of our users will access a tile cache built off the mosaic dataset (rather than the mosaic dataset itself), so they won't see the footprints anyway.


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