An application under the ArcGIS Desktop suite that is used to manage and create spatial data and databases.

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Creating a new Normal template in ArcCatalog?

I need to restore my ArcCatalog template to its original default. I am missing the main tab above the toolbar i.e. edit/file/customize etc...I am running ArcCatalog 10.3 on a Windows 10 operating ...
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Find parcels dupliactes in different street names [on hold]

I want to find duplicates in parcels, deep in streets basis. My schema goes like this; Neighborhood >> Block >> Parcel >> Street Let's say I have Street1, Street2 and Street3, all of them might ...
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Is there an efficient way of sending a large raster image?

Rather simple question: I have two large raster images that are stored in ArcSDE. I need to send these images to someone else, and post it on their ftp site. What is the most efficient way to send ...
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Benefit of adding Metadata descriptions to layers using ArcCatalog?

I've tried adding Metadata to my primary shapefiles before using ArcCatalog, however, I don't know if this really adds anything professionally to my layers. Is Metadata and Layer description in ...
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ArcToolbox does not open from ArcCatalog? [closed]

From ArcCatalog 10.3.1 I can´t open ArcToolbox. Software just freezes and crashes when I press anything. Does anyone know how to solve this?
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Refresh Database Connection in ArcCatalog

I have created a feature class in an Oracle 11g database connection with ArcCatalog 10.2 (without ArcSDE) and I can see the table in the database with Sql Developer without problems. But, if I drop ...
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Getting origin key to automatically populate foreign key while using relationship class in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am using ArcGIS for Desktop, and I am attempting to create feature linked annotations for my cable system and I have set up a relationship between the two features so that any changes made to the ...
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Visualizing a State Tree

I'm running ArcGIS 10.2.1 and I need a way to visualize the state tree for my versioned SQL 2012 database. I've previously used the GDBT tools but there isn't an option available from ESRI that will ...
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Rename field in SHP file (DBF) with ArcCatalog [duplicate]

I want to rename some fileds on a SHP file, (the fields on the DBF file), using ArcCatalog (ArcGIS Desktop v10.2.2). From ArcCatalog, right click on a SHP file -> Properties... -> Fields. Then the ...
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How to make ArcCatalog recognize numbers in a csv/text file as numbers? [duplicate]

I am creating feature classes from GNS txt files in ArcCatalog (10.2). When I do this with the file for Bolivia (bl.txt), the feature class is created correctly. When I try to do this with the file ...
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Does it matter whether I use ArcCatalog or Access to compact a geodatabase?

I've been tasked with compacting some of the personal geodatabases (MDB files) in our office every few weeks. These reside on a couple of separate file servers. I have been using ArcCatalog to do ...
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Listing Feature Classes, Geometry Types server and user names from a parent directory in Python in ArcGIS

I have parent directory containing subfolders with layer files (.lyr) and I want to list Feature Classes, Geometry Types, server and user names for these files. Also I need Python to scan these files ...
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Arcpy connect to folder [duplicate]

Would anyone know if there is a way to automate (in arcpy) Arcgis's Connect to Folder function from a list of directories? What I am after is an automated process to take a list of directory file ...
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Migrate datatypes from geometry to geography in MS SQL

I have three ESRI feature classes (POINT, LINE and POLYGON) that contain a geometry datatype column with data in a projected coordinate system. I'm looking for a way that I can convert & project ...
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Automatically generate metadata for feature class?

Is it possible to automatically generate metadata for a given feature class? I'm thinking a table containing the names of all the fields, descriptions and data types. This could be quite useful for ...
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Metadata edit bar disappeared in Arc Catalog

could anybody help me? in my Arc Catalog the edit bar for Metadata disappeared. In my Catalog it looks like this: But this ist from Esri website, it should look like this: How can I add this ...
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Relating a relate?

I have a point feature class with several related tables and feature classes based on different fields. Also I have cases where I have 2 relates in series, which means I need to click twice to reach ...
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Error: Failed to convert: Database Connections… when trying to export to shape file

I have created a table with some derived data in SDE using sql server. The following is an example row of the table: T_OBJECTID T_GEOID T_STATE T_COUNTY T_TRACT T_NAME T_LSAD T_CENSUSAREA ...
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Join tables with duplicate values

I have two sets of data: list of parcel numbers and locations which I am interested in Address database for the county (shapefile) In dataset 2 there can be multiple instances of the same parcel ...
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Unable to debug Esri Addin for ArcCatalog

It was a toss of a coin whether this question is a GIS.SE or StackOverflow question... I'm going with GIS.SE because the problem seems to lie with ArcCatalog. I have several addins that have been ...
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How do you delete a feature class if ArcCatalog locks the geodatabase?

I'm trying to delete a feature class from a personal geodatabase using ArcCatalog but the file is locked because it's opened exclusively by me. The process fails to get a schema lock. Well of course ...
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Database Server Node vs. Database Connection Node

What are the main differences between the Server Node and the Connection Node? The only difference I have been able to find is that the Server Node is intended for administrative tasks while the ...
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I can't access any models inside my custom toolbox

I saved several models inside of a toolbox, which I saved inside of one of the folders I created for my project. In ArcCatalog or ArcMap, if I go to that folder, I can see the toolbox (which I just ...
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Delete Features from a feature class that participates in a topology

I have an enterprise geodatabase and I would like to delete features using the tool from a feature class that resides in one of the feature datasets and participates in a topology. I tried using the ...
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ArcGIS Data Interoperability: NGA GEOnet Names Server

I used the NGA GEOnet Names Server data interoperability format to import the GNS country file for Peru (ArcGIS / ArcCatalog 10.2.2) to a file geodatabase. The import was succesful, but various ...
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Unable to draw shape after shapefile merge

I have merged a bunch of shapefiles in ArcCatalog and get the "the selected file failed to draw...." error. Every thing has merged alright in the db. I'm new to GIS and could use some help. Each of ...
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Transforming takes long time with st_transform

I have two shape files contains considerably large data. I exported them to my geodatabase(using arccatolog), which takes 2 days. The problem is their srid must be changed. So i tried creating new ...
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Is it possible to export Map Service to cache or to raster

I've added The server under GIS Servers in ArcCatalog. At that server i have Map Service of an orthophoto. is it possible to export that that Map Service to raster or to cache ?
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Model runs in ArcMap but not in ArcCatalog?

I have a model I built to select and delete features, I built it so I can run it quick on multiple feature classes. Works fine in ArcMap 10.3 but when I use it in ArcCatalog I get the error "Value ...
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From ArcMap to webmapping using Flash builder for Flex?

I'm working on ArcMap I've an 'mxd' it's a map related to a database MS ACCESS with some geoprocessing models ("ModelBuilder"). I've created a map related to geodatabase MS ACCESS and then I ...
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ArcCatalog not in Customize mode

I need to connect to an Access Databse so have found the instructions to Add OLE DB Connection but when I go to Customize - Customize Mode there is no option to select ArcCatalog under Commands. Can ...
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ArcCatalog won't close/exit normally, toolbars disappear instead or it crashes

I've had this problem since v10.2 of ArcGIS Desktop, I recently upgraded to 10.3 and it still exists. The problem is that ArcCatalog cannot be closed normally. If I try to close it using the Windows ...
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File GeoDatabase Table is too large to export?

We need to query data from the national soils database. The data is in a file geodatabase (which is about 20 GB), but we need to query the data in a SQL Server environment. In ArcCatalog, I am able ...
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Different SRID problem

Hi here is my problem, I have two geodatabases and i import a number(large) of tables from one to another by using arccatolog(ArcGIS 10.2). However the tables and indexes created on them are imported ...
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How to process Floodplain delineation using ArcHydro toolbox

Long term lurker here, really hoping someone can help me out with this problem as I have been bashing my head against the wall over this problem for far to long now! I am attempting to follow this ...
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I can't edit a metadata template I made

I created an ISO 19139 metadata template. Before I imported it to test it I noticed I couldn't edit it at all. On the top of the editor in Arc Catalog on the description tab there is usually a choice ...
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Control visibility of ArcGIS Server service by capability

I've got a service published on ArcGIS Server 10.3 that has feature access enabled along with the (always-enabled) MapServer. Is it possible to control the visibility of a service such that the ...
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Can X-Ray for ArcCatalog handle attribute indexes?

I've been using the excellent ArcCatalog X-Ray for working with designing a geodatabase. Is there a way to create attribute indexes in X-Ray? The geodatabase XML schema does contain an element, but ...
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What is the best way to overhaul metadata to bring it up to ISO standards?

My company would like to perform a complete overhaul of their metadata. They would like to use the ISO standard. What is the best way to go about this? I have been researching and have done a lot of ...
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Cannot convert csv file into point shapefile using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I can import my large csv file into ArcGis Desktop and I can view it in Catalog and everything looks fine. When I go to 'create feature class' it does not recognize the column that I need to use for ...
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Adding custom columns to the details view in ArcCatalog

When you right click an MXD in ArcCatalog and go to properties you have the option to add a description to your MXD. The description field can also be set from ArcMap. What I would like to know is ...
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How to fix problem with ModelBuilder batch processing raster output names

I am using ModelBuilder in ArcCatalog 10.3 to automate a large workflow. As part of this process I am running my inputs as a list (batch processing) and using in-line variable substitution so that I ...
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Create feature class with ArcCatalog in Oracle Spatial without ArcSDE error

I need to create a table/feature class with ArcCatalog 10.2 directly to a Oracle Spatial 11.2 database without ArcSDE, Is it possible? I can execute the create new feature class in ArcCatalog, but ...
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Data Interoperability tools crashing ArcCatalog?

I am having problems with Data Interoperability tools in ArcCatalog 10.2. When i run it, ArcCatalog crashes. Same is with the defining projection tool. Therefore, can any one help to fix the ...
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Access ArcCatalog Window through ArcPY

I want to create a button in ArcCatalog that takes the metadata from the selected file in ArcCatalog and prints it to a text file. The metadata extraction part is done, and I have succssfully tested ...
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Identify button pop-up window no longer displays in ArcCatalog?

When I use the identify tool within ArcCatalog (10.2.1), I no longer get the pop-up window that provides the information about whatever feature was clicked. I'm not sure when this issue started, but ...
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How to import `numeric` fields from csv to dbf in ArcGIS?

I am trying to import a CSV into a DBF using ArcCatalog (10.1). In the field map, pictured below, I can only set an ID field to Long, Text, Double, etc. But there is no Numeric type as in DBF and ...
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Adding a field to a shapefile but wont let me type manually

When trying to add a new field to a shapefile in ArcCatalog, I have been told to type the field name manually into the vacant column in the shapefile Properties> Fields tab. However, the system won't ...
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Is it possible to connect to / view the contents of the Recycle Bin with ArcCatalog?

Can you connect ArcCatalog to the Recycle Bin on the desktop? I deleted (not using ArcCatalog) a folder which contained several shapefiles and .gpx files for a non-work related project that I ...
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How to add ST_GEOMETRY column to an exitsting table that already has X Y columns

I have created and Oracle 11g geospatial geodatabase and have create an arcsde connection. I have been connected using arcmap, as a simple user (not sde or schema-user), who has all the proper rights ...