10029: Raster layer's data source does not have pyramids

A raster dataset in your map does not contain a raster pyramid. This is one of a number of ways to improve dynamic map performance for raster data display.


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Pyramids are reduced resolution representations of your dataset used to improve performance. Pyramids can speed up the display of raster data by retrieving only the data at a specified resolution that is required for the display. With pyramids, a lower-resolution copy of the data displays quickly when drawing the entire dataset. As you zoom in, levels with finer resolutions are drawn; performance is maintained because you're drawing successively smaller areas.

ArcGIS automatically chooses the most appropriate pyramid level based on the map display scale.

Example of raster pyramids

You can use the ArcGIS Server Image extension to dynamically compute and serve your raster data using optimization (and other image processing techniques such as pan-sharpening and orthorectification) to get fast, scalable performance. This approach uses optimization techniques such as image service overviews, derived tiles, and derived rasters. You can equate these derived images to map caching or raster pyramids; however, they are not identical.

Your map design will need to change to use ArcGIS Server Image extension. You would remove image layers from your ArcMap document. In your Web application, you would mash up your resulting optimized map service with the image service.

An ArcGIS Server image service combined with an optimized map service.
An ArcGIS Server image service combined with an optimized map service

See Adding an image service layer to ArcMap for more information.