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Differences between pyramids, caches, blocktiles and overviews

Question asked by Mapping_Solutions on Jun 26, 2017
Latest reply on Jun 26, 2017 by jskinner-esristaff



I am not clear why there is these four types for the same thing be called tiles. I guess pyramids are for the better desktop performance, blocktiles for easier and faster raster processing or for displaying when the raster is within a gdb. overviews are the pyramids of mosaic dataset? Caches can be generated in catalog, why is it better than pyramids or blocktiles? what is the differences in performance, in displaying method and what about the service caches?


Thank you for enlightening me