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Workflows for managing and serving browse image data

Discussion created by CBenkelman-esristaff Employee on Oct 26, 2013
Esri is publishing documentation regarding workflows and best practices for management and serving of image data such as �??browse�?� imagery, which refers to low resolution thumbnails used to quickly review image samples prior to downloading the full resolution datasets. The detailed workflow appears as a chapter in the Image Management Guidebook in the ArcGIS Help system.

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

An example workflow for managing browse imagery has been implemented in a Python tool with an associated configuration file and sample data, available for free download in ArcGIS Online (see this group). 

The example tool is 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.

This post will provide a starting point for users to share questions and answers regarding the Browse image workflow. If you have contributions to this discussion, please respond to this post. If you feel a need to begin a new post, please be sure to TAG the post with image_management, workflow, and MDCS so others may search for related posts.

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