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How would you do this in Pro? Time-aware raster mosaic...rainfall analysis

Question asked by tpcolson on Jul 5, 2018
Latest reply on Jul 6, 2018 by tpcolson

So after the great June flood (seems to happen every June), I have fist fulls of NEXRAD radar data, looking to make some animations. In previous years past, I recall doing this with Raster Catalogs in Arc Map, and it was pretty easy. I'm really trying to drink the Pro Kool Aid, and do it in Pro this year, but I'm not seeing how to automate the "Time" part in the mosaic provisioning. According to Creating a mosaic dataset containing raster data from multiple dates—Help | ArcGIS Desktop I just add a date component, and load the rasters one by one. Not an option here, as when NEXRAD is in precip mode, it generates a raster every 5 minutes, and I have 36 hours worth of rasters. The requirement is to animate each 5-minute raster for the duration of the event. Yes, I'm aware that WCT generates animations, but we want these in Arc so we can add our own layers to the animation, as well as make some symbology changes that "management can understand" and will likely push this out as an image service. Something like this http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=cd7080ff6d1e4170b5a5677f12175a03 (animation is gone....). I think Create a multidimensional mosaic dataset from a set of time series images—ArcGIS Pro | ArcGIS Desktop  is the direction I want to go but I don't want to waste a day loading rasters then find it doesn't work. Anyone else done raster time series in Pro where you have 100+ rasters?

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