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Build Raster Pyramids

 This processing task builds pyramids for raster and mosaic datasets and raster catalogs.

To run this task in the Navigo UI:

  • Cick the Cart icon and select New Task from the drop-down menu. 

  • Select Build Raster Pyramids from the task menu

  • Choose a resampling method
  • Click Run Task to begin processing

Supported File Types

This task supports Raster files.

Usage Tips

  • Building raster pyramids provides better performance when displaying raster datasets.
  • Pyramids will only be built if they do not exist.
  • Pyramids are not built for raster datasets having less than 1024 pixels in the row or column.
  • The default resampling method is NEAREST_NEIGHBOR (the value of the closest cell is assigned to the output cell).
  • The Advanced Options can be used to change the compression method and quality. 
  • See the ArcGIS help topics below for information about resampling methods and compression methods.
  • With ArcGIS 10.1, rasters in SDE will not have pyramids built beyond the first level. See this Esri GeoNet article for more details: https://geonet.esri.com/thread/71775


  • ArcGIS 10.x

See Also (Esri ArcGIS Help)

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