Managing Raster Data ArcGIS

Discussion created by timdunlevie on Apr 29, 2014
Latest reply on Apr 30, 2014 by timdunlevie
Hi all,

Can someone give me a best practise method of managing different types of Raster data.

I have aerial photos, satellite images, scanned maps etc..

My thinking is that I simply want a pointer to the location on a File server rather than store the rasters in SDE.

Is ArcGIS Image Server the way to go?
Or a Mosaic dataset to store all my different types of imagery?

Don't really want to fork out a lot of cash...just something that works and allows efficient access to the datasets.