Frustrated with mosaic datasets

Discussion created by ethoms on Jun 11, 2014
Latest reply on Oct 31, 2014 by Yovavzsystematics-co-il-esridist
It seems like I am frequently having to repair mosaic datasets or have someone in my office tell me that can't read one because they have an older version of ArcMap. But without a server, how do I make these gigabits of raster data easily accessible in a tiled and pyramided way? What seems to me to be a solution would be if ArcMap could read a local cache of TMS tiles or even KML superoverlays but I have not learned how that might work yet.

I am trying to build a tile package right now, but you have to load all of that raster data into a map, for crying out. I just want to point the tool to a folder of rasters and let it run. And I wouldn't be surprised if I run into the same version issues as with mosaic datasets.

Any suggestions?