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ESRI geodatabase is a particular database schema designed by ESRI for managing "layers", "versioning", "topology" and other ESRI application specific storage requirements.

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Which free/cheap tools can open ESRI Geodatabase Files?

Ok I don't need anything advanced, I just don't know anything about this GIS business. I'm trying to get local parcel information and the government site states it is in "ESRI geodatabase format." ...
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GIS Database Migration Project (Oracle to ArcGIS)

I have been tasked with converting an Oracle Database into an ESRI file geodatabase. The data represents a gas network. The client's Oracle database has over 400 tables, 120 of which are spatial. ...
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How to undo ArcGIS “Move Edits to Base” mistake?

I'm trying to help a client who mistakenly checked the "Move Edits to Base" option when versioning a feature class in ArcGIS. They would now like to fix this mistake. However, they don't want to ...
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Looking for similar tool (like ArcGIS Diagrammer) in open source for QGIS?

Is there any diagrammer tool available (similar to ArcGIS Diagrammer) for QGIS? thanks in advance : )
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Can ArcGIS Desktop 9.3.1 open Geodatabase created using ArcGIS for Server 10.1?

can it possible to use old version of arcgIS desktop, say ver 9.3.1, if we develop a geodatabase using arcGIS 10.1. The above answers were very useful will make me to understand more on arcgis server, ...
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Personal Geodatabase: Access speed up due the use of RelationshipClasses?

I've a special question about the effects of RelationshipClasses. For some reasons I've created a Personal Geodatabase and imported two features from Shape-Files and created an own table. For ...
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Creating “Empty” version of ArcSDE geodatabase?

Is it possible to create an "Empty" version of an ArcSDE geodatabase? I have a large default ArcSDE geodatabase that I would like to create an empty version for a new project. By "Empty" version I ...
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How to Create a Version 10 File Geodatabase from an XML from ArcGIS 9.2?

A client has given me an XML document for the schema of an ArcGIS 9.2 Geodatabase. The final goal will be to create a version 10 version of the geodatabase but the client doesn't have version 10 yet. ...
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Are multiple separate feature classes more efficient than repeatedly deleting all features from the same feature class?

Quick Version: Is it more efficient, in terms of database performance, to have multiple separate temporary feature classes or one feature class that you repeatedly empty out and fill? I am working ...
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Benefits of relationship classes and how they can be accessed in c#

At the moment I've a personal geodatabase with two imported feature classes from shape files and an own created table. This table has columns for the IDs of the elements in the two feature classes. ...
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How do I link an existing install of GDAL to FileGDB in Linux?

The distribution I use (CentOS) only has GDAL 1.8 available through elgis. I've downloaded the FileGDB API from ESRI and I'd like to be able to link it after an install. How can I do this?
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How do I prevent Arcmap from verifying SQL expressions when using a plugin dataset?

I've written a plugin workspace for ArcGIS. I'm able to compose a where clause containing syntax that my implementation of IPluginDatasetHelper understands, assign it to IQueryFilter.Whereclause, and ...
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Calculate Field based on field value in a second table

I have a table in a MSSQL Server Enterprise SDE database. I need to join a table from a MS SQLExpress Workgroup SDE database and then calculate 11 fields in the Enterprise table based on values in ...
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Generating a Web based map interface from ArcGIS export file

I have an XML export file from an ArcGIS geodatabase with the following fields: OBJECT ID (-) Shape (-) Grid_Area_ha_1 (ha) Shape_Length_1 (m) Shape_Area_1 (m2) Residue_Yield_t_a_Restrict_NEW (t/a) ...
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How to search an ITable with conditions [duplicate]

At the moment I am searching for the most effective method of searching an ITable with one or more conditions (like where clauses). I can perform it manually by iterating through each row and proof ...
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Is there a way of changing reference scale of existing dimension feature class?

I have an existing dimension feature class that I would like to change a reference scale of. Is that possible at all? Or do I have to always create a new one, with desired reference scale, and then ...
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How to access a table in a personal geodatabase using C#

I've a personal geodatabase which has some shape files included. To get a "complex" relation I've created a single table which will be have 1:1 or 1:N references which the different shape files (atm. ...
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Running Regular Queries Through ArcSDE

Working on an .net arcobjects app that's connecting to a Geodatabase (Oracle) through ArcSDE. I make a bunch of edits inside a EditSession but the data I am touching have a bunch of foreign Key ...
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Error opening feature class from SDE (which can be opened in another application)

We're using ArcGis 10.1 with ArcSDE 9.3.1 on Oracle 10g. I've got 2 layers that cannot be opened or modified with ArcCatalog or ArcMap (but they show up in the list. Everything worked just fine ...
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Why do file geodatabase and SDE readers produce different fme_geometry types?

I have one very simple workbench that I am running against both SDE (9.3) and FGDB (10.0) sources. I noticed two different fme_geometry values for same type of objects. For the first one, i.e SDE ...
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Issues Accessing ESRI File Geodatabase within Quantum GIS Desktop

I am trying to access ESRI file gdb from Quantum GIS. I am on Windows 7, 64-bit. I have found many useful threads on how to set up this functionality within Quantum GIS. The method I went for is ...
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How to Export a Geodatabase with Subtypes and Domains to Microsoft Access Without Losing Information?

I want to export a geodatabase file with all subtypes and domains values to open in Microsoft Access without losing any information.
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How to join a File Geodatabase table with only one record of Feature Class

I've a Geodatabase containing a Featureclass and some File Geodatabase Tables. Each File Geodatabase Table is actully about the only one record of a featurClass. Can We Join these File Geodatabase ...
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QGIS saving analysis output as Postgis table

i am using QGIS and Postgis together. I can load data in Postgis and than i import it to QGIS. But i am trying to save an analysis output (example: buffer analysis, voronoi polygon or SEXTANTE ...
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Automatic attribution of one layer from another based on spatial relationship?

I have two layers with a 1:many relationship. Working within ArcMap, I'd like to have that relationship somehow formalized so that when I add a new feature to the child layer, it automatically gets ...
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How to solve error 'coordinate exceeds the valid coordinate' in ArcGIS? [closed]

All of the layers in map document are in wgs84. I am getting an error message in the ArcGIS server log for one specific layer (see below). I ran the analyze tool from the Map Service Publishing option ...
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Feature Class Extents Changed After Import

I have been tasked with editing the attributes and fixing geometry of a feature class in a shared geodatabase. The feature class is not in a feature dataset. I decided to export the feature class ...
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Plugin Workspace: when to close an OleDbDataReader?

I'm developing a plugin workspace for ArcGIS. Internally, the plugin uses an OleDBconnection. All of the sample code I see seems to stress the importance of closing and disposing the connection. ...
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Which type of File Geodatabase format to use?

What is the practical difference between fgdb API format and fdgb ArcObjects in FME? When to use each of them in FME? Thank you.
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Domains can only be delete or modified by the owner?

Arcmap States that "When a new domain is created, the owner of that domain—that is, the user who created it—is recorded. Only the owner of an attribute domain can delete or modify it." So say for ...
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Problem looking at tables within ESRI geodatbase

I installed the most recent OSGeo4W with QGIS 1.8.0 and GDAL 1.9.2 on my Windows 7 PC. I can load an ESRI geodatabase (.gdb file) and I can get the window "Select vector layers to add". When I click ...
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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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Why does ESRI Geodatabase Replica “Schema Compare” not identify changes?

I've made some schema changes (new fields to existing FCs), and would like to replicate the changes to the child. While importing schema to the child database (which is the destination for a ...
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Clipping .mdb in place and schema locks

I have an .mdb with a feature class that I want to clip in place - that is, I want to clip it with another polygon, and then store the results back in the original .mdb. I am doing this with arcpy. My ...
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How to validate Personal Geodatabase against XML schema?

Is their any tool in arcgis model builder which can validate a personal geodatabase and a XML schema to give out an report saying if the gdb is validated or not ...
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Importing existing data model into geodatabase [closed]

How can I integrate an existing ArcGIS datamodel like Arc Marine into my geodatabase? I dont have schematics in my ArcGIS 9.3.1.
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How to load mdb geodatabases in QGIS for MAC?

I've been unsuccessfully looking for a way to add data from a .mdb geodatabase into QGIS for mac. Using the add vector layer, .mdb is not available in the filetypes, and in the database connection I ...
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To Use or Not to Use Relationship Classes?

I am building a government database from a massive amount of data. Now I am following the standard approach of the ESRI Local Government Data Model, but modified to fits the needs and wants of a ...
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How to apply schema changes on Esri geodatabase two-way replica set?

I have an Esri geodatabase two-way replica set. I need to update the schema on both databases in the replica set. Esri describes doing this using ArcGIS schema tools (compare/export/import replica ...
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How to import ESRI geodatabase into QGis? (GIS beginner's question…) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get “.GDB” (Esri File Geodatabase) support in Quantum GIS (osgeo4w - qgis) First, I would like to apologize as I know that this topic has already got a lot of ...
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Symbology levels are ignored in ArcGIS 10

I have a problem migrating from a ArgGIS 9.3 to a 10 geodatabase (both sde and file gdb). The symbology levels stored in the 9.3 database are not transferred. When migrated to ArcGIS 10.0, ...
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How can I append field from a geodatabase table to a polygon feature class?

I have an existing polygon feature class with about 30 attribute fields. I would like to append another 20 fields from an existing table in the same file geodatabase. Can this be done using an ...
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Can you create feature classes with the same name in different feature dataset

I've searched but can't seem to find any info on this which is surprising as this should be an easy one to answer. I'm using ArcGIS 9.3 and trying to create a feature class called 'cadastre' in ...
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Change Which FeatureClass a RelationshipClass Points at

When you use ArcGIS' Project tool it creates a new featureclass. This is awesome, unless the featureclass you projected had been related to twenty-some tables. All of those relationships still point ...
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Create ESRI ArcSDE Connection File (.sde) using Python/ArcPy at the ArcView license level?

Is there an alternative way to create ArcSDE connections in ArcGIS 10.0 using Python at the ArcView license level? I need to create 4 separate connection files for a MXD SDE data source re-point tool. ...
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Unable to delete .lock files within geodatabase using Python

I am having problems with lock files while deleting and copying geodatabases for backup purposes. print "Now backing up your Geodatabase" distutils.dir_util.remove_tree ...
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How can I find out Persional GeoDatabase version?

I am working ArcMap software. How can I find out Personal Geodatabase Version? I have client file. But I want to find out which version they have to used. I am looking for your guidance
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How to Add FileGDB driver to PyGDAL installation

I installed ArcGIS 10.0 and it installed Python 2.6.5 with it. Later, I installed pyGDAL using the windows installer within that Python installation. I cannot find a specific place where GDAL is ...
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How to split Relationship Class privileges between different users while maintaining referential integrity?

I am using a relationship class to maintain a one-to-many relationship between material sites (under Engineering's purview) and the material sites' sample status and content (under Materials' ...
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arcpy - how to check if a domain contains a particular coded value?

How can I check if a domain contains a particular coded value? How to check if domain already exists? shows how to verify whether a domain exists in a geodatabase. However, I can't see how to check ...