The raster dataset does not read the georeferencing information in ArcGIS

Last Published: April 25, 2020


If a raster dataset has the spatial reference set in ArcGIS 9.1 and is viewed in ArcGIS 9.2 or a later version, the spatial reference may not be read properly.


This only happens if the raster dataset has been opened in ArcGIS 9.2 or a later version (creating an aux.xml file) prior to setting the spatial reference in ArcGIS 9.1. The georeferencing information can be read properly in ArcGIS 9.1, but does not read properly in ArcGIS 9.2 or later.

Solution or Workaround

Delete the aux.xml file; the georeferencing information displays properly in ArcGIS 9.2 or the later version.

Article ID:000008470

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