Importing a raster dataset into a geodatabase

This method will create individual raster datasets in the geodatabase using the default parameters. To set different parameters, edit the Raster Storage Environment Settings.


Importing or loading raster data into an ArcSDE geodatabase requires an ArcEditor or ArcInfo license.

  1. In ArcCatalog or the Catalog window, right-click the geodatabase, point to Import, then click Raster Datasets.
  2. Click the Input Rasters browse button Browse to navigate to the raster datasets you want to import.
  3. Highlight the raster dataset you want to import and click Add.

    You can use the SHIFT or CTRL keys to select more than one raster dataset.

  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to add raster datasets from different locations.
  5. Click the Output Geodatabase browse button Browse to set the output geodatabase if it has not already been specified.
  6. Optionally, type a configuration keyword.
  7. Click OK.

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