Stereo Model Selector pane

Available with Image Analyst license.

The source data for the stereo map is either a block-adjusted stereo pair or a mosaic dataset containing one or more stereo models. The stereo mosaic dataset is created as a workspace in the Ortho Mapping application. The stereo map displays one stereo model at a time. A mosaic dataset that is set as the stereo data source might contain many images comprising many stereo models. Each stereo model has unique properties, such as intersection angle, overlap area percentage, adjustment accuracy, and so on.

When a stereo model selection is added to the stereo map, the Stereo Model Selector pane is available. The Stereo Model Selector pane is used to select the stereo pair that you want to work with from your mosaic dataset source. The pane consists of two sections: a stereo model window displaying the stereo model footprints, and a stereo pair list.

Stereo Model Selector pane

A common task is to select a stereo model within the area of interest that you want to work with or manage. There are a variety of tools that allow you to easily select a stereo model. Additionally, for large projects that involve multiple people, you can partition the stereo model among the people in the project.

The stereo model window displays the footprints of all the available stereo models that can be added as a stereo source. The footprints are overlaid on top of a basemap to show the geographical location of the stereo model. The second part of the pane is the list of stereo models. You can filter and sort the list of stereo pairs and view them in the stereo model window. You can use the various tools to select the stereo pairs, and the selected stereo pairs are highlighted in the overview image. Once you have selected the stereo pair you want to work with, you can set it as your stereo source and add it to the stereo map using the Add to stereo Add to stereo map button.

Stereo Model Selector tools

The tools listed in the following table are available in the Stereo Model Selector pane:

Full Extent

Full extent

Zoom to the full extent of the stereo source.

Zoom to Selected

Zoom to selected

Zoom to the stereo pair that is currently selected.

Toggle layer visibility

Toggle layer visibility

Switch the visibility of the footprint layer in the overview window.

Select stereo model

Select stereo model

Select a stereo model by clicking on the polygon that represents the stereo model.



Choose a basemap for the Stereo Model Selector pane overview window.

Previous Model


Select the previous stereo pair in the list.

Next Model


Select the next stereo pair in the list.

Add to stereo map

Add to stereo

Add the selected stereo pair to the stereo map, and set it as the stereo source.

Undo Model


Select the previous stereo model that was highlighted.

Redo Model


Select the next stereo model that was highlighted.



Use a filter method to search for only the stereo pairs that are in your area of interest. You can filter your images by a polygon, a feature class, the map extent, or an attribute. To view all the stereo pairs in the source, click Remove filter.

Select a stereo model

When the stereo data source is defined using a mosaic dataset, the system loads the first stereo pair in the list by default. You can load the stereo model to the display using the predefined sorting order and the Previous and Next buttons. The Best Stereo Model button helps you to find the best model in the current extent. You can also undo and redo loading a stereo model.

The Stereo Model Selector pane allows you to filter, sort, and select stereo models as follows:

  • Filter stereo models by specifying your area of interest as a polygon.
  • Filter stereo models based on map or display extent.
  • Filter stereo models by attribute query.
  • Sort stereo models based on properties such as intersection angle, overlap, or adjustment quality.
  • Select a specific stereo model from the list and load it in the stereo map.

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