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ArcGIS Desktop 9.0 Full Cached Elevation Data in ArcGlobe Patch

Published: January 18, 2005


This Patch is now obsolete. It has been superceded by the ArcGIS 9.0 Service Pack 3.


This Patch is now obsolete. It has been superceded by the ArcGIS 9.0 Service Pack 3.



ESRI® announces the ArcGIS Desktop 9.0 Full Cached Elevation Data in ArcGlobe Patch. This Patch addresses an issue with elevation data when generating full data cache for multiple overlapping elevation data layers. It deals specifically with the issue listed below under Issues Addressed with this Patch.

You must have ArcGIS Desktop 9.0 Service Pack 2 installed before installing this Patch. We recommend that all ArcGIS Desktop 9.0 customers, who transform raster data sets, to download and install this patch at their earliest convenience to ensure the highest quality experience when working with ArcGIS Desktop 9.0


Issues Addressed with this Patch

  • CQ00251483 - When having overlapping elevation data the application should pick the highest resolution data and use that as the elevation source. It works as desired for on-demand data caching of elevation data but has the following problems when full data cache is generated for the same data.
  • The main issue is:

    • If you have two or more overlapping elevation data sources, where the no-data area of one elevation overlaps with the data area of another layer, the no-data area cells should be ignored and ArcGlobe should use the elevation layer(s) that contain valid elevation data. Currently, when such type of elevation layers are all turned visible at the same time, the no-data areas of an elevation data layer can ‘knock out’ valid data areas of an overlapping elevation data source.

Files Installed in this Patch

  • Under the ArcGIS Desktop 9.0 installation bin folder:
    • GlobeCoreLib.dll
    • GlobeDisplay.dll

How to identify which Patch is installed

To check for the presence of a Patch, for each file examine the unique identification information provided (right click, properties, version tab, item name, QFE Version). With only a few exceptions, all files modified as part of a Patch distribution can be uniquely identified in this manner. The identification string for this Patch should read:

  • QFE-DT-90-CQ00259066

Getting Help

Domestic sites, please contact ESRI Technical Support at 909.793.3774, if you have any difficulty installing this Patch. International sites, please contact your local ESRI software distributor.

Download ID:943

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