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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AutoCAD map server's text to ArcGIS Annotation - SAFE FME

autocade Software: SAFE FME Geodatabase - enterprise geodatabase we have autocad data stored in oracle database and wishes to port them over to ArcGIS Annotation (text). We are unable to do so just ...
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What are the differences between Append and load data in ArcGIS?

I confused about differences between Append tool in Arctoolbox and Load data in Geodatabase. I think both of them are the same in the result feature class.Both of them use a default output feature ...
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Raster attribute field error [duplicate]

I am trying to add jpegs to a raster data type attribute field. I want to this field to be managed by the file geodatabase. When I load the photos and try to save my edits it get various errors but ...
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Global DEM and country borders

I am trying to split up the world into 2 categories based on elevation (below 2000m and above 2000m) while still including a country identifier. So in the end, I would like to have 2 types of units ...
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copying and pasting files - geodatabase

I have been sent a zipped folder containing files in a geodatabase format. To view them in ArcMap I've created a new file outside ArcCatalog with the extension .gdb and copied the unzipped files into ...
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How to mirror two geodatabases on the fly?

I'm new to arcgis and its applications. We have the full suite of arcgis solutions (arcgis server, desktop, arcgis sde) We have a requirement... geodatabase (A & B) A & B reside on 2 ...
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ArcMap - Opening the attribute table gives 'Could not load data from the data source' error

ArcMap wont display the attribute table of a dataset. I get an error 'Could not load data from the data source' and it says 'An invalid SQL statement was used'. It then opens a table with the correct ...
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ArcGIS 10.1 SDE database schema other than SDE or DBO

Just wondering if it's possible to apply a schema other than SDE or DBO to SDE feature or raster tables stored in an enterprise database on MS SQL Server 2008 R2. I have got a new customise schema ...
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Importing data from Oracle Data Pump into empty Oracle ArcSDE Geodatabase?

I have an ArcSDE Geodatabase that contains empty layers created using ArcCatalog. I would like to import data into those layers from a Data Pump of an Oracle database that has the same structure as ...
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A procedure imported by 'Esri.FileGDBAPI.DLL' could not be loaded

I'm having issues getting my Esri.FileGDBAPI.DLL to work. I have the other two files, FileGDBAPI.dll, FileGDBAPID.dll in my bin folder. I can only add the Esri dll to my references, the other two I ...
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How to list Feature Classes of Multiple geodatabase in Multiple Folder?

I'm new in python scripting and try to list polyline feature classes of multiple Geodatabases. The Geodatabases are in many nested folders.For example in folder "A" I have 20 folders and in each ...
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Where are the Block and Lot fields in the ESRI Local Government Information Model Geodatabase Schema?

I am looking at the ESRI Local Government Information Model (LGIM) geodatabase schema and I cannot find the Feature Class that holds the parcels' Block and Lot information. Do you know which Feature ...
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Identify parcels that have two types of land use

I have two polygon layers in a geodatabase. One layer is land parcels. The other layer is land use. I want to identify the six largest parcels that contain both "upland forests" and "wetlands" (i.e. ...
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Setting up file geodatabase API

Can someone point me to a guide for setting up the file geodatabase API? I'm using Visual Studio Express 2012. I can deal with writing and debugging the code - I just can't seem to figure out how to ...
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Synchronizing Changes From File Geodatabase to SDE Geodatabase

I have an SDE geodatabase that has a one way replication to a file geodatabase, where I will make edits to the feature classes offline somewhere. I know that this scenario doesn't support one-way or ...
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Cannot input new data into FeatureDataForm

I am wanting to update the fields on my server using a FeatureDataForm. I have followed the documentation, but it still does not work. It also does not have the buttons in the form that say 'OK' and ...
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Why is ogrinfo showing no layers from an ESRI FileGDB?

I have an ESRI File Geodatabase (FileGDB) (size is 15+GB), which has over 10 layers, when I open it up in ArcGIS, everything seems to be working. I want to move this database to postgreSQL with OGR ...
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Adding, Updating, and Deleting information from arcGIS Server

I am new to ESRI and GIS. I am starting to get into using client data. I have created maps and put them to the server using arcMap and arcGIS for Server. I need to know how easily I can access these ...
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Importing labels for check in/out from an SDE to file geodatabase

I am working on a large project where I am using the ArcMap 10 'distributed geodatabase' feature to check out a file geodatabase from our SDE file. I have tried several ways to avoid having to ...
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When to use multiple geodatabases?

I'm working on a project involving one database , but the customer's needs have evolved, so he needs to manage multiple projects. I tried to work with adding an id for each project, which gave me more ...
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Can I use an Update cursor with a versioned feature class which has attachments in ArcObjects .NET

I have a problem with my code (C# ArcObjects 10.1). We are trying to update and insert 10 - 15 rows at a time into a feature class hosted in ArcSDE 10.1 on SQL Server 2008 R2. We have a feature class ...
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Where is the File Geodatabase Raster Dataset file stored?

I have a esri file geodatabase with a raster dataset. How can I find out which physical file the dataset is referring to? (I am retrieving the file geodatabase through the internet. It all seems to ...
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How to efficiently (programmatically) determine whether two datasets have / don't have identical content?

Given: a geodatabase A that contains 100 datasets named a1 .. a100 a geodatabase B that contains 100 datasets named b1 .. b100 I want to programmatically (*) determine for each dataset pair (ai, ...
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How to copy a feature class within the same GDB

I'm trying to copy/clone a feature class within the same file gdb using C#. I've figured out that this won't work with IDataset or IFeatureDataset. So far I only found IGeoDBDataTransfer.Transfer but ...
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How to compare schemas from two File geodatabases?

We have template geodatabase, which we send out to our regional Data creators. They update these geodatabases and digitize all the data from their region in the predefined featureclasses. Now that we ...
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Differences between Raster Dataset, Raster Catalog, and Raster Mosaic

I have about 40 scanned, colorful Geology maps that are GeoTiffs. I want to bring them into an Esri FileGeodatabase to lower their size, combine them as one and display them with a mostly transparent ...
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Network Analyst not working

I have network analyst installed as an extension in my arcGIS 9.3, but it just does not work!!! when I go to ArcCatalog, the option of new network data set also does not appear... :( I have to do this ...
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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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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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Which Geodatabase supports SQL and is easily portable?

I want to choose the geodatabase type, which could be: permits direct sql queries. easily portable, because the app would installed in one computer. I know that the personal geodatabase is a good ...
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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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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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Why is it possible to annotate layer without being in edit session?

My colleague discovered that you don't have to be in an edit session to annotate a layer. Are the annotations still saved to the database? If, yes: HOW without an edit sesstion? If no: Where are ...
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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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Accessing data stored in related tables from a network dataset

According to ESRI's transit data model, this implementation, and several thesis papers, any non-spatial information (such as public transport schedules, employee info, trips etc) which is not stored ...