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

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Help with Turn-feature-class

I aleady have a street network dataset. I have create a turn-feature-class in a feature dataset. I want to add the turn-feature-class to the network dataset. How do I do that in ArcCatalog? Many ...
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Cannot create new spatial database connection in ArcCatalog?

I have searched a lot in the net, but i just found Add Spatial Database Connection fails? here. However, I cannot see the confirmed answer. I want to know if anyone has found the solution? my ...
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Main Menu and Catalog Tree View in ArcCatalog are not visible

In ArcCatalog (the program, not the window in ArcMap), the Main Menu (File, Edit, View... Windows, Help) at the top and the Catalog Tree View have disappeared and I can't find a way to reconnect them. ...
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Oracle error when copying massive feature dataset

In ArcCatalog 10.1, when copying a feature dataset with roughly 3 million objects as well as a few thousand tables and relationship classes, my team is running into an 'Underlying DBMS error ...
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How to un-delete a folder accidentally deleted in ArcCatalog

aka "dude where's my OOPS command?" I accidentally hit the DEL key with a folder selected in ArcCatalog, and it's apparently gone forever. There was no warning message shown, and it doesn't go into ...
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WMS layers don't draw in QGIS or ArcMap but do in OpenLayers

WMS Map was published by myself in AutoDesk Infrastructure Map Server 2013. I can connect and load detials (properties / metadata) in QGIS Browser, ArcCatelog. I can load the wms into QGIS desktop and ...
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Is there a way to force ArcCatalog to use a specific tessellation scheme for a SQL Server spatial index?

If I Recalculate a spatial index from ArcCatalog, the tessellation scheme is always set to "Geometry Grid". Even when the previous index was Geometry auto grid. ArcCatalog always changes it back. ...
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Workspace or data source is read only

I am using ModelBuilder in ArcCatalog 10.1 to convert an ASCII files to TIFF and add spatial reference. I have hundreds of files to convert so I'm using the Iterators. After doing 10-20 files ...
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How do you create an ArcCatalog-friendly xml metadata file from a url metadata?

How do you take metadata information from a url like this and create an xml file that ArcCatalog's "import xml" metadata tool will accept? I have tried a few variations on pasting the url information ...
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How to auto increment a field in a feature class?

So I'm relatively new to ArcGIS and ArcCatalog. I have created a field name of PROJECTID in a feature class in a Personal Geodatabase. The data type is TEXT. This will be a ten digit ID. The first ...
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How to get size of file geodatabase feature class on disk?

Is there a simple way to determine the amount of hard drive space a feature class takes up? I feel like I'm missing something simple, but I don't recall a method that does so. You would think that ...
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How to use an ArcGIS Server cache directory with multiple (differently named) map services?

We have a map service named 'X' that created and uses tiles in a cache directory 'Folder_X'. I'd like to create a second map service named 'Y' that uses the same cache directory - that is, it serves ...
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Why are steps out of order when running model in Batch? [duplicate]

I have an issue using an ArcMap model in batch mode. The purpose of my model is to obtain the result of an OD cost matrix from a selected network and a set of origins and destinations. My goal is to ...
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ArcCatalog 10.1 tree doesn't refresh after adding new custom IGxObject at runtime

I am using ArcObjects 10.1 (.NET) to customize ArcCatalog: adding new nodes in catalog tree like in the Esri's example. But when I add new child node to already expanded parent, it doesn't show up in ...
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Is there a way to add Common Fields to multiple Feature Class's in ArcCatalog?

I've got a File Geodatabase that has many different feature class's. Now versus adding common fields one feature class at a time to the attribute table is there a toolbox or way to add a field to ...
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Can't create new geodatabase for SQLSever Express in ArcCatalog 10.0

I'm trying to create a new geodatabase in my local SQLExpress Database Server from ArcCatalog 10.0 (ArcInfo). I can create a database server entry just fine (image below): ESRI documentation has me ...
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How to find within a geodatabase from the catalog window

I have a geodatabase containing hundreds of feature classes that I want to be able to search within so that I know which feature class to load. All the feature classes come from different data ...
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How to prevent ArcCatalog's “create pyramids” popup from appearing every session

For some reason, my ArcCatalog isn't remembering the setting for "always create pyramids". I see this dialog whenever I try to preview a raster without pyramids (in a new ArcCatalog session) despite ...
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Searching many feature datasets for ArcSDE feature classes using field filters in ArcCatalog?

I have ~30 feature datasets and ~100 feature classes spread throughout the feature datasets. I would like to search for a feature class by name among the feature datasets. Also, I would like to ...
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How to Unlock feature classes in ArcCatalog that don't show user

In ArcCatalog there are some feature classes that are locked and don't show a user. After restarting SQL server, the feature classes remain locked. Any ideas as to what might be causing this and how I ...
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Load Data to Oracle View (ArcCatalog)

Is it possible to load data from a shapefile to an Oracle 11g R2 view (without ArcSDE) in ArcMap 10.2 using ArcCatalog? The shapefile (polygons) was imported from that view, and then edited, but when ...
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“Upgrade Metadata” prompt in ArcCatalog

A few months we began seeing a pop up in ArcCatalog when hitting the "Description" tab asking if you want to upgrade metadata. Clicking yes or no results in the existing metadata being deleted. ...
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Can X-Ray for ArcCatalog be used without Excel?

Can X-Ray for ArcCatalog be used without Excel? Our organization went with Libre Office as a budget savings move. Calc in that suite can read/write .xls files, but X-Ray appears to require Excel ...
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Downloading Geodatabase to ArcCatalog

I think this is a fairly easy question so apologies. Someone sent me a .gdb in Google Drive. When I download it to my computer, it is a file folder with all the .gdb contents in it. I can't figure ...
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Remove duplicate features based on attributes using ModelBuilder?

I need to create a model in the ArcGIS ModelBuilder. I am working with a feature class of zip-codes for a state. I have got to the point where the zip-codes that have duplicates are selected from the ...
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How can I make ArcGIS 10.2 overwrite folders instead of pasting a new/copy folder (with a (1) suffix?)

Just upgraded to 10.2 from 10.0 and I have always edited data on the C: drive then pasted this updated folder onto the "work" server. In 10.0 the folder is overwritten. In 10.2 the folder is copied ...
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Can an external application start ArcCatalog.exe and immediately navigate to a specific folder?

I'm looking something similar to explorer's command line switches: explorer.exe /select,c:\examples\condensed\need\obtains\dispute\under\billion\floor or explorer.exe ...
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Cannot find Enable Attachments in ArcCatalog 10.1

I am using ArcCatalog 10.1 but I cannot find the option "Enable Attachments" when I right click on a shape file. Please see the pic below too. There was another question similar to this in this ...
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ArcGIS 9.3 Export network dataset from geodatabase

I've got a set of feature classes with network dataset in a geodatabase *.gdb format and would like to export out to *.nds format, may I know how to do that on ArcGIS/ArcCatalog ?
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Copying shapefiles within windows explorer (or - extension) [closed]

Is there a user-friendly way to copy shapefiles to a different file location? ArcCatalog is not fast enough for this purpose, creating new map and navigating to this new workspace takes a lot of ...
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How do you view the current spatial index grid size for a file geodatabase feature class?

I am receiving an "The spatial index grid size is invalid." error during a copy/paste of polygon features in ArcMap and I successfully corrected it with AddSpatialIndex. But in an effort to figure out ...
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Why am I unable to dock Main Menu in ArcCatalog?

For some reason the Main Menu dis-attached itself from the ArcCatalog window and I am not able to dock it or even move it when i click the menu title bar. The functions work but it's just stuck in ...
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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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Python scripts runs from PythonWin but not ArcCatalog (ArcGIS 10)

I add a field to the target FeatureClass it is not present, via arcpy.AddField_management(...). Works fine from PythonWin, but the AddField call fails when the script is run from ArcCatalog. I have ...
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Providing CSW data with ArcGIS software

I need to harvest catalog data from a ArcGIS database, and as I understand it, CSW should be the way to go. Some docs mention vaguely the "GIS Portal Toolkit" or the (discontinued) "ArcIMS". Others ...
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Does Metadata for ArcGIS Python script tools in custom toolbox work?

I've created several python scripts and created tools from them. I have a custom toolbox that contains all of my tools. I add this toolbox to the ArcToolbox window in ArcCatalog. I want to create ...
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Why does ArcMap drag and drop report “one or more dropped items invalid”?

I've noticed that I can drag and drop data sets into a custom tool within ArcCatalog, but if I launch the tool in ArcMap and try to drag and drop layers already in my TOC, I get an error "one or more ...
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How to add new menu item to ArcCatalog using ArcObjects?

I'm trying to a add a new menu drop down to the ArcCatalog menu bar. I tried to use the built in ArcGIS base menu template in Visual Studios 2010 but no luck. I also tried to manually add the dll ...
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What is happening when I register a “Feature Class” with Geodatabase?

I'm registering a table w/ native geometry with the geodatabase and it is taking a long, long time. Actually I'm not sure if ArcCatalog is frozen or crashing. The table does have several million ...
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Connect to Postgresql ArcSDE 10.1

I cannot connect to postgresql 9.0.5 with ArcSDE 10.1, using ArcCatalog 10.1 on Win 7 professional 64 bit. I followed the steps described here, and installed the Pg-Agent from Stack builder. When I ...
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Why can't a user with db_owner role version data?

I've made an enterprise geodatabase and added a user with db_owner permissions. When I add a database connection in ArcCatalog and connect to this geodatabase using the user I created, I'm not able ...
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Problems with a FileGeodatabase locking

We have file geodatabase on a network drive, version 9.2, which locks every time a specific machine starts up ArcMap 10.0 or ArcCatalog 10.0. This machine isn't actually reading anything from this ...
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How to add lat/lon data in ArcGis 10.1?

How do you add xy data to a DEM Raster in ArcGIS 10.1? I have done this before, and it has worked just fine. However, when I recently tried adding a MS Access database which has lat/lon coordinates ...
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Arcpy.GetRasterProperties_management values do not match values found via ArcCatalog or ArcView

I am using Arcpy to extract the mean and standard deviation values of tiff Landsat satellite images and I get very high values. Values in the thousands rather than in the low hundreds! If I look at ...
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ArcCatalog Error Adding WMS Server

When I tried to add a wms server in ArcCatalog, the following message came up: "The URL you passed in uses a protocol that is not supported." . The WMS Server is the following ...
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Security alert dialogbox when launching arctoolbox

Every time I launch arctoolbox from arccatalog, the following dialog box appears: Then, whatever I answer, it takes ages (~36s) before the box disappear and I can finally use arctoolbox. What could ...
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Error message - AdvanceToElement:unable to find xml element

How can I handle the below error when I'm trying to add an XML file into ArcGIS for Desktop using ArcCatalog. AdvanceToElement:Unable to find XML element (WorkspaceDefinition not found in XML doc) ...
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Can't open ArcCatalog Database Connection SQL database Tables with field names greater than 31 characters

I am using SQLEXPRESS as a test environment. My issue: I have a database connection in ArcCatalog to a SQL database. Some tables in the SQL database have field names greater than 31 characters and ...
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How to refresh Catalog window from ArcMap using Python?

I am running my script from ArcMap and I have the Catalog window open on the side. I delete some extra files in the end of my script but I have to refresh the Catalog window to see them go. So I ...
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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. ...