Optimizing raster and surface layers

Quite often raster and surface data is very large and may be slow to draw. There are several techniques and options you can use to optimize the display of raster and surface data in ArcGlobe.

One important way to reduce the time it takes to display large raster datasets is to always opt to generate pyramids if they do not exist. When image pyramids do not exist, ArcGlobe will attempt to load the full-resolution image, regardless of the current scale, and may run out of resources. If you are not automatically prompted to build pyramids for your data, you can build pyramids using the Build Pyramid geoprocessing tools.

Other optimization techniques are distinct to the 3D viewing environment you are using.

Optimizing raster and surface layers in ArcGlobe

The following optimization techniques are only applicable in ArcGlobe:

Related Topics