Globe cache usage

When you finish generating globe cache tiles, the globe service is automatically restarted, and it immediately begins using the cache. Any ArcGIS application that can display globe services uses the cache. This includes ArcGIS Explorer, ArcGlobe, ArcReader, ArcCatalog, and ArcGIS Engine applications that use the Globe control.

Local caching of layers on the client

ArcGIS Explorer and ArcGlobe maintain local caches of the tiles you have visited. When you zoom and pan back to these areas, the application uses the local cache and does not have to retrieve the tiles from the server again.

You can choose whether you want to save the local cache on disk for use in future sessions or use the local cache for the current session only.

You can also choose not to cache tiles locally. Although this will cause you to lose the performance benefit of local caching, you can always be sure that you are getting the latest tile from the server.

It's possible that the server administrator has disabled local caching of the layer, which also means that you will always get the most up-to-date tile. If this is the case, the other options for saving the cache locally will be unavailable.

If the server administrator updates an area of the server cache that you have already viewed, you must clear your local cache to see the changes. Client applications cannot detect if a cache has been updated. If you are a server administrator, you need to alert your users when updated data is available so that they know to clear their cache.