Workflows for managing and serving scanned map data

Discussion created by CBenkelman-esristaff Employee on Oct 26, 2013
Latest reply on Feb 17, 2017 by CBenkelman-esristaff
Esri is publishing documentation regarding workflows and best practices for management and serving of image data such as scanned maps and other types of image data. An overview of common workflow considerations appears as the first chapter in the Image Management Guidebook in the ArcGIS Help system. 

The starting page for information regarding these Image Management Workflows is here.

Two example workflows for managing scanned maps have been implemented in Python tools, with associated configuration files and sample data, available for free download in ArcGIS Online (see this group).  One example shows topographic maps from USGS, and the other example includes data specific to the CADRG format.

The example tools are based on MDCS (Mosaic Dataset Configuration Script). MDCS automates the process of creating and configuring mosaic datasets, then populating them with data. MDCS uses detailed configuration files to encapsulate �??best practices�?� for complete end-to-end processing of different image types.

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