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

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How to multiple select and delete in ArcCatalog?

I have so many files to delete, to do that I am using ArcCatalog but I can do only one by one. Is there any way to delete many files at the same time. Also, I would like to know how to select more ...
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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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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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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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Spatial ETL Tools won't run “AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute, etc.”

I have a python script that runs 5 Spatial ETL tools that I wish to run as a scheduled task. Each of the tools will run successfully from ArcCatalog and also from the ArcCatalog Command line. If I ...
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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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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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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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Why “DataBase Connections” mapped to “Dataset DataBase Connections” in ArcCatalog?

I am trying to Export data from a geodatabase by a existed sde file(created by ArcCatalog), the Error Messges: Executing: ExportCAD 'DataBase Connections\Connection to ...
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Deleting records from multiple, similar feature classes by attribute values using SQL statement in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have several hundred geodatabase feature classes which all have the exact same fields. I need to go through each of those feature classes and delete any records which match an SQL query (the same ...
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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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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 ...
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How to get all OIDs from a table?

I have table which I need to get all the OID's from it. I tried this code : List<int> OIDList = new List<int>(); IQueryFilter queryFilter = new QueryFilterClass(); queryFilter.SubFields ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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WMS layers don't draw in QGIS or ArcMap but do in OpenLayers [closed]

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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Bulk grant privileges to multiple tables at once in ArcGIS Desktop?

I am able to grant multiple privileges (SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE) to multiple Users/Roles to one single Table each time on an Enterprise Geodatabase from ArcCatalog 10.1. That's done by Manage ...
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Using multiple address locators in ArcGIS

I am geocoding millions of addresses for my research (every registered voter in six states). I am using two geocoders: one that is really fast and one that has fewer unmatched addresses when I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...