About importing or loading raster data

Whether you create a new geodatabase or are working with an existing one, you will most likely need to import (load) some data. Importing data allows you to take existing data and make it available for use within a geodatabase.

There are three raster storage mechanisms in a geodatabase:

Raster data can be imported into a geodatabase in several ways: by using Import raster datasets (geodatabase context menu), the Copy Raster tool (geoprocessing tools), or Load Data (ArcCatalog dataset context menu).

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