We are upgrading our 9.3.1 image service to 10.1 Mosaic Datasets. With 9.3.1, we were able to copy the footprints of a mosaic by opening the footprint shape file from a script. However in 10.1, this seems impossible. Yes, the footprint layer resides inside the mosaic and is accessible from ArcMap as if it were a feature class with the ability to edit footprints and even adding new fields. Unfortunately none of these functions are accessible from the model builder or via scripting. I cannot drag the footprint layer to the model builder nor can I reference the footprint layer from a python script.
Is there any way to copy the footprints of the mosaic out to an external feature class or shape file?