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Export Mosaic Dataset Geometry

Summary

Creates a feature class showing the footprints, boundary, seamlines or spatial resolutions of a mosaic dataset.

Usage

  • When you set Geometry Type to Cell size level, you are exporting the union of items that have the same resolution level. This is useful to quickly see the coverage of your imagery for each cell size level.

Syntax

ExportMosaicDatasetGeometry_management (in_mosaic_dataset, out_feature_class, {where_clause}, {geometry_type})
ParameterExplanationData Type
in_mosaic_dataset

The mosaic dataset that you want to export the geometry from.

Mosaic Layer
out_feature_class

Name the feature class you are creating.

Feature Class
where_clause
(Optional)

An SQL expression to export specific rasters in the mosaic dataset.

SQL Expression
geometry_type
(Optional)

The type of geometry to export.

  • FOOTPRINT Create a feature class showing the footprints of each image.
  • BOUNDARY Create a feature class showing the boundary of the mosaic dataset.
  • SEAMLINE Create a feature class showing the seamlines.
  • LEVEL Create a feature class based on cell size level of features in your mosaic dataset.
String

Code sample

ExportMosaicDatasetGeometry example 1 (Python window)

This is a Python sample for ExportMosaicDatasetGeometry.

import arcpy
arcpy.ExportMosaicDatasetGeometry_management(
     "c:/workspace/exportmd.gdb/md",
     "c:/workspace/exportmd.gdb/footprint_export",
     "OBJECTID = 1", "FOOTPRINT")
ExportMosaicDatasetGeometry example 2 (stand-alone script)

This is a Python script sample for ExportMosaicDatasetGeometry.

#Export Mosaic Dataset Geometry


import arcpy

arcpy.env.workspace = "c:/workspace"

#Export footprint from a single record in a mosaic dataset
mdname = "exportmd_footprints.gdb/md"
out_FC = "C:/workspace/LANDSAT_footprints"
where_clause = "OBJECTID = 1"
geometry_type = "FOOTPRINT"

arcpy.ExportMosaicDatasetGeometry_management(
     mdname, out_FC, where_clause, geometry_type)

Environments

This tool does not use any geoprocessing environments.

Licensing information

  • ArcGIS Desktop Basic: No
  • ArcGIS Desktop Standard: Yes
  • ArcGIS Desktop Advanced: Yes