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

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Why does “Add Database Server” in Catalog 10 allow only ArcSDE Personal or Workgroup databases?

Arc Catalog 10 - ArcInfo - Database Severs - Add Database Server: "Add an ArcSDE Personal or Workgroup database server by typing in the SQL Server Express instance you wish to connect to." I want to ...
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Create metadata for multiple datasets simultaneously in ArcGIS 10

I am trying to find a way to create metadata through Arc Catalog for multiple datasets simultaneously. I'm working within a file geodatabase, which composes of multiple feature classes and rasters. ...
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Opening ArcCatalog to FGDB causes application to fall over

I have some python scripts I have written to create a lot of objects. I write these, in code, to a couple of FGDB's. If I happen to open ArcCatalog in one of these FGDB's, the application falls ...
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ArcSDE database connection strings for ArcCatalog

Anyone know where the Database Connection strings are located in Program Files for ArcCatalog? I have all my Database Connection strings fixed and all my scripts use them. My computer went down and ...
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How can I track/graph arcserver usage statistics?

I’m currently using the ArcGIS Server Properties dialog in ArcCatalog to periodically check the usage statistics for our services. I’d like to be able to chart those to get a big picture view of ...
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Getting Basic Information about ArcGIS Map Service With IGxDialog

I am having a helluva time trying to get some basic information (server URL) about an ArcGIS Map Service using the basic IGxDialog. So far, I am able to pop open the IGxDialog, and allow the user to ...
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Is ESRI metadata standard compatible with GeoNetwork metadata standard?

Is ESRI metadata standard compatible with GeoNetwork metadata standard? if yes how do i update the Geonetwork metadata using Arc-Catalogue 10 Metadata xml?
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How to use PostgreSQL/PostGIS with ArcGIS for Desktop?

Has anyone successfully used PostgreSQL with PostGIS successfully? I am a semi-experienced ArcGIS user and want to build out a database and connect it to ArcCatalog. I've scoured the internet for ...
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Can you add more than one contact in FGDC compliant metadata?

I am new to following FGDC metadata standards. I have received an SDSFIE compliant geodatabase. My job is to build on this geodatabase. Each feature class already has FGDC compliant metadata. As I ...
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How to add a Database Server in Catalog?

I have ArcSDE on an Oracle database and I want to add a database server connection to ArcCatalog, I've seen several sites but they don't say what I have to write down. Let me explain: From the tree ...
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generate a list of all themes keywords in ArcCatalog?

is it possible to generate a list of all themes keywords in ArcCatalog v9.3.1? similarly, i would like to do the same for place keywords as well? FYI. my office only have about 10 standalone ArcMap ...
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How could I switch data connections in case of server failover?

Here is the scenario. I want to be able to switch the end users database connections automatically in case we ever have to switch to our backup SDE server. My first thought was to set up sde ...
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What is ArcCatalog?

What is it, what does it do, and how is it related to geodatabases?
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Create ArcSDE Database from ArcCatalog

Is there a way to create a spatial database from ArcCatalog that also creates the ArcSDE user, repository, and service. Basically, I am trying to do everything that the ArcSDE Post Installation does, ...