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Understanding mosaic dataset workflow in ArcGIS Pro

Question asked by wade.a.wall_ERDCCERL on Sep 4, 2019

Hi all,

I am trying to understand the workflow for working with worldview-2 multispectral imagery in ArcGIS Pro 2.4. I am relatively new to some aspects of imagery processing, so forgive any mistakes.

 

I have downloaded 1-B imagery from WV-2 that I want to (1) orthrorectify, (2) remove clouds, (3) generate the apparent reflectance and finally (4) extract data at points from the mosaic. I have created a mosaic dataset, but then when I try to orthorectify, I receive an error message that "this tool does not support mosaic datasets". This suggests I need to orthorectify all the individual rasters first. This seems like it defeats the purpose of using mosaic datasets if I have to prep everything first.

 

I have read through "MDCS – Mosaic Dataset Configuration Script Usage Documentation", but this, in some ways, seems more complicated than simply writing a python script. I am not sure how an XML file makes things easier for me.

 

What is the proper steps for doing what I want to do?

 

Thanks for any information.

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