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

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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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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 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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Is there a way to connect to PostgreSQL in ArcCatalog without SDE? [duplicate]

Is there a way to connect to PostgreSQL in ArcCatalog without SDE? I came across this post from 2011 that suggested using zigGIS but I can’t find a working link to the program. A little background: ...
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Automatic batch update a file geodatabase from shapefiles

Every week I need to update the same shapefiles that are used to produce up to date maps. The files are downloaded from 3 different web-servers. The thing I want to do is to have a script that can ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Remove spatially duplicate features using ModelBuilder

I am creating a model to remove features which are duplicated within a polygon feature class. Most of the features are duplicated once, but about a quarter have up to three or four exact copies. I do ...
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ArcObjects: How to insert data into a table?

I have a table in ArcCatalog named WorkOrderAss. This table contains 3 columns: (OBJECTID, FeatureName, Name). I want to insert data to this table from the code behind in C#. Any help would be ...
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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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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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How to solve “Cannot create topology” in ArcCatalog?

I have a FileGeodatabase in ArcGIS 10.0 with a feature dataset and five feature classes (3 polygon shapes, 1 line shape, 1 point shape). I'm trying to create a topology to verify some vectors. ...
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Search if field exists in feature class

I have a few dozen feature classes, one of which contains the field I am looking for. They are stored in several different file geodatabases. Is there a quick way of searching each feature class to ...
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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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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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Set Data Driven Scale from Arcpy

Is there a way to set the data driven scale from arcpy? Looking at the documentation for the DataDrivenPages class, it doesn't seem to be accessible from outside of ArcMap. The script I run within 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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Creating Relationship classes

I am trying to create relationship classes in a Feature Dataset. The Relationship Class created successfully, I want when I update a record in the Origin table the Destination's would be updated. But ...
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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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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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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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Creating a new Feature Class (ArcCatalog)

I have ArcGIS 9.3 and when in ArcCatalog, when I R click to create a Feature Class (turn FC), it is greyed out. Do you need a particular license or ArcEditor/Info to have it? I went into the ...
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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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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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What is ArcCatalog?

What is it, what does it do, and how is it related to geodatabases?
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Search MXDs for feature class

I've inherited a large somewhat messy database and am attempting to clean it up a bit. Does anyone know if it is possible to search a database to see what arcGIS map documents use a feature class? I'd ...
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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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Database connection failed

I am trying to connect from Arc Cataloge (version 10.1) to postgresql 9.2. But every time I try to make "Database Connection" I am getting this error: Failed to connect to the specified server. ...
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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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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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Is it possible to change where the Database connection folder is looking at?

In my workplace, we have just upgraded to Windows 7, we have a roaming profile, so all the files that are in the Application Data folder are in a folder called "\username\redirect\Folders.." also in ...
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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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Topology validate error

Im using Arcmap 10.1 version.I don't know where i made mistake my database. I have attached an example image to show the Error Report.
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Save folder connection in ArcGIS 10 [closed]

In ArcCatalog one has the option to save locations of folders via the "Connect To Folder" button. I have the problem, that ArcGIS don`t save each folder connection which I would like to have in ...
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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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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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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, ...
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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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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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Determine ArcCatalog's currrently selected folder using Python

Is there a way to get the current directory opened in ArcCatalog 10.0 using Python? Something like os.getcwd() but instead gives the selected folder on the catalog tree. Cheers
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Subtypes in ArcGIS

I've created a subtype field in my attribute table, but now I want to change the codes. How do I do that? ArcCatalog doesn't enable editing my subtype. Thanks for help.
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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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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 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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Adding a new field to table in ArcCatalog

I have a command button in ArcMap, this command button working to add a new field to a specific table in ArcCatalog. e.g. i have a table contains many fields like ObjectID , FeatureName, ... i want ...
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Equivalent of Simple Data Loader in Modelbuilder

I have a model which processes a user specified polygon feature class InputFC, with the final result a dissolved (based on a user specified dissolve field D_FIELD) polygon feature class OutputFC. The ...
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How to delete records from multiple, similar feature classes by attribute values using an SQL statement?

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 ...