Bug: Projecting an image catalog to Mercator with a central meridian other than 0 crashes ArcMap
** This issue is addressed in ArcGIS 9.0 Service Pack 2 (SP2) **
If an ArcGIS 8.3 MXD contains an image catalog and the projection of the data frame has a central meridian other than 0, attempting to open the MXD file in ArcMap 9.0 or ArcCatalog 9.0 will crash the applications. The user will receive the following error message:
Arcmap.exe - Application Error The instruction at "0x728312d3" referenced memory at "0x00000004". The memory could not be "read". Click OK to terminate the program.
This is a known issue.
** This issue is addressed in ArcGIS 9.0 Service Pack 2 (SP2).
Click on the link in Related Information below and download Service Pack 2, if necessary. **
If ArcGIS 9.0 SP2 is not available, you can follow these steps to workaround the problem:
Rename an element in the path to the image catalog so that the path is wrong.
Open the MXD in ArcMap. Since the path to the image catalog is wrong, ArcMap will not find the images and will not draw them.
Change the projection of the data frame to a projection with a central meridian other than 0.
Save the MXD and close the map.
Reopen the MXD and reset the path to the image catalog. The image catalog will now draw and will not crash ArcMap.