using Optimize Rasters function from ESRI, LiDAR img files were converted to LiDAR LERC/MRF format. our objective was to test, adopt, and streamline the use of LERC/MRF files to take advantage of the inherent benefits of using LERC/MRF files over traditional img files (to begin with LiDAR and then adopt the methods for other formats).
1. Using default settings of Img --> LERC conversion options for elevation/LiDAR we had generated MRF files for the desired areas. we found 26 to 27% savings in disk space - 10 TB to 7.2..
2. Original image files were used to build a raster catalog as a first step towards to publish it. to start with we had used a single LiDAR collection folder (all collections were arranged by the month and year) - Mar2013 to built a raster catalog. A 600+ GB LiDAR of imagery when added to a catalog was only 60+ GB.
Issue at hand:
Q1. How to share LERC/MRF files as a service from an ArcGIS server primarily as a background?
Q2. Downloading LiDAR IMG or LERC files might secondary objective from these services.
is Any step by step guide to 'publish' MRF data available?
thanks and regards