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

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How to reorder fields (permanently) in a file geodatabase

Using ArcGIS 10.0, is it possible to reorder the fields in a file geodatabase, and have the order persisted to the database? We considered exporting to XML, and writing a parser to change the field ...
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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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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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Providing Catalog Service for Web (CSW) using ArcGIS software?

I need to harvest catalog data from a ArcGIS database, and as I understand it, a Catalog Service for the Web (CSW) should be the way to go. Some docs mention vaguely the "GIS Portal Toolkit" or the ...
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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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Can't create new geodatabase for SQLServer 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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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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ArcCatalog Unable to Connect to Database (Invalid object name SDE_table_registry)

Trying to make a database connection in ArcCatalog The ArcServer is on a separate vm than the SQL Server vm. When I attempt to connect to the database using integrated security I get the error: ...
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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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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 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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How can I reduce the size of my file geodatadase?

We're using file geodatabase for tax mapping. we save building photos and there are 6000 buildings. The size of this data 2GB. So loading the data takes a lot of time we are not unable to do work ...
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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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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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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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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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ArcGIS 9.3.1 User Privileges

I know that you can grant privileges for users using ArcCatalog for the whole Dataset as letting them select, update, delete and insert feature classes. But my question is how could I grant the ...
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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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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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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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How can you tell if ArcCatalog Geoprocessing is still running?

Is there some other way other than the logs to check that ongoing geoprocessing is working correctly? I am running the Buffer tool with dissolve type ALL on ArcCatalog 10.1. I was expecting the the ...
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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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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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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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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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How to improve join between shape and view?

I have a problem with a simple join and I don't know what to do: I have a shapefile with 400,000 parcels, in this shape I have only one column with the parcel id with an index. I have a Materialized ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Regarding metadata and features

I have to work on geographical metadata and features for which I need to store them in a database.I tried to search for the metadata and features from various places like INSPIRE but am unable to find ...
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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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Avoiding schema lock cannot be acquired because of existing lock on File Geodatabase?

I am having a problem with a Schema Lock in ArcMap for Desktop Advanced 10.2. The license that I have is Concurrent use for two computers. On Computer 1, I created an MXD Map File and a File ...
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How to use PostgreSQL/PostGIS with ArcGIS for Desktop? [duplicate]

Has anyone 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 resources 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 ...