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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

3
votes
1answer
950 views

How do I move and/or rename a file geodatabase?

I am expanding the scope of an existing file geodatabase so I would like to move it up a folder hierarchy as well as rename it. For both of these operations, is it as simple as moving the folder via ...
5
votes
2answers
852 views

Is there a performance hit from using a Feature Dataset?

I vaguely remember being taught not to use a Feature Dataset to make things "look neat" in the database, and that the Feature Dataset should only be used when there was some sort of spatial ...
7
votes
3answers
324 views

Changing a coded Domain to no codes

If we have coded domains in the geodatabase model, what are any disadvantages to changing the codes to the Description. For example: Existing Coded Domain: Code, Description 1, Single Family ...
5
votes
1answer
498 views

Determining ESRI File Geodatabase release version?

Is there any method in Python, ArcObjects, or the File GDB API for determining the release version (9.3, 10.0, etc.) of a file geodatabase? There is a need to find all of our shared 10.0 version file ...
9
votes
2answers
3k views

manipulate file geodatabase like an access personal geodatabase?

Is there any way to interface with features, but more specifically their attributes, in a file geodatabase like you can in a personal geodatabase? Frequently I will just open a personal geodatabase ...
0
votes
2answers
296 views

FME API Module null?

I try to convert my geodatabase to Excel. And i have a strange message: FME API version of module 'XLS_ADO' matches current internal version (3.6 20101014) Trying to find a DYNAMIC plugin ...
0
votes
0answers
226 views

How to read a feature table empty with FME / Python?

I would like to convert a feature table Geodatabase (empty) to MapInfo, but my feature table is empty. I would like to write the schema of feature table in MapInfo file. Is it possible to force the ...
0
votes
2answers
373 views

Read feature table with FME / Python

I try to convert a feature table Geodatabase to MapInfo with FME / Python But each test, my application crash. There is no geometry in my feature table in file geodatabase. Why my application crashes ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Problem reprojecting data from personal geodatabase using QGIS

I have a dataset in the form of a personal geodatabase (mdb) and am interested in using certain feature classes for further processing. My problem is - I am using USGS data orthoimagery which comes ...
16
votes
7answers
8k views

ArcCatalog 10.0 complains that spatial references don't match between a feature dataset and a feature class that have the same coordinate system?

I have a feature dataset that is using the GCS_WGS_1984 as the geographic coordinate system. It includes a few feature classes. This feature dataset is itself in a file geodatabase that contains a ...
1
vote
1answer
329 views

FME Feature Type with Python

Here, the python for create a list of feature type but.... import sys from pyfme import * try: log=FMELogfile("shapeToTAB.log") log.log("Opening reader",FME_INFORM) ...
3
votes
3answers
230 views

Is there any way to write a snipet of code with function of “SDELayer -o register” command

I try to create a geodatabase using some SQL command and then register some tables of it with SDE. I create an empty geodatabase using sde post installation and then create tables and other database ...
3
votes
2answers
702 views

How to get a list of features from FME? Python?

I would like to get a list of geodatabase feature tables from FME. Is it possible with Python? Or another transformer? Thanks.
7
votes
3answers
3k views

How to import/export geographic information (gml or csv file) to geodatabase?

I am searching for C#/Java libraries that can import and export geographic information (gml/csv file formats) from and to geodatabases. If not yet available, is there other way to do this task? Any ...
10
votes
3answers
4k views

How to list feature classes with active “attribute domains”?

I have an Esri file geodatabase with attribute domains defined. I need to delete some of the attribute domains but can't because "The domain is used by an attribute rule.". How might I discover which ...
3
votes
2answers
351 views

Locks not being released in Linux held File Geodatabases

We have a system with 2 SOC servers, and one SOM server, acting on a shared storage area. We have had performance issues for years, and believe we have worked out why. There are several file ...
5
votes
3answers
642 views

How do I render data quicker in Arcmap?

Is there a way around to speed up the data into ArcMap ? When I converted the raster to polygon and some data would load up quicker and some other load slow. I am wondering if I could add the spatial ...
6
votes
4answers
970 views

difference between Simple and Attributed relationship classes?

In the esri geodatabase, what is the difference between Simple and Attributed relationship classes?
3
votes
2answers
177 views

Data storage shared with co-worker [closed]

I would like to ask anyone out there who knows of a good free website that allows me to upload my gis data files to co-worker. Each project I am working on are quite large and would need to upload 1 ...
4
votes
4answers
369 views

Record Date and User for an edited feature

The client has a Feature Class in SDE 9.3.1. When a feature in the feature class is edited the client wants to automatically record the date/time and who edited it in the feature class attributes. ...
5
votes
4answers
353 views

Can I store an ArcObject inside a BLOB or XML field?

I'm having this crazy idea here...Is it possible to store an ESRI object inside a blob field inside a geodatabase? If not, perhaps a serialized XML representation? I'm thinking about storing ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Can spatial data in Oracle be imported into SQL server?

Oracle supports spatial data and so does SQL Server. What are the things to consider if we have to migrate spatial data from Oracle to SQL Server? Are there any features in Oracle that are not there ...
3
votes
1answer
899 views

Can you create a ArcGIS 9.3 esri-geodatabase in ArcGIS 10?

Dooes anyone know if it's possible to create a v9.3 geodatabase from ArcGIS 10? Opening them is not a problem, but I haven't found a way to create one without going back to 9.3 and doing it there.
4
votes
3answers
348 views

Looking for good resources for batch files in relation to databases/geodatabases

I hesitated a bit before asking this, as it isn't necessarily a GIS specific question, though I'm using it to update geodatabases. I have found plenty of hits on a Google search, but frankly, many of ...
3
votes
2answers
240 views

Can a Geometric network be hosted in a Spatial Data Service?

I'm wanting to deploy a geometric network to Sql Azure, where clients can trace through it. The Spatial Data Services Deployment Utility allows me to deploy each featureclass from a geometric network ...
6
votes
5answers
2k views

Running ARCgis 9.3.1 and 10.0 on the same machine

I have the full installation Media for 10 (9.3/SQL05 already loaded). And two editor licenses (one loaded and a new license file). What manner of wizardry is involved in getting around the conflict ...
2
votes
1answer
182 views

Images in map layouts

I wanted to place some images in my map layout but I found that images are not embedded in the MXD files so now, after I deleted them, I've lost the graphics and have to do them again. Is here any ...
1
vote
0answers
261 views

topology rules for structuring topology data to get line feature as topoparent in topology graph

i Created topology graph of a polygon feature and i copied geometry of topology edges into line feature class,and topology nodes into point feature class i created topology layer containing ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

IFeatureWorkspace.CreateFeatureClass() error

I am trying to read a csv file straight into a set of new feature classes within a new file geodatabase, but I am getting the following stack trace when it fails: Attempted to read or write ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

Dealing with empty feature classes in a ArcGIS 9.3.1 Python script

I have a script that goes over all the feature classes within a geodatabase (in ArcGIS 9.3.1) and copies them. The problem (as far as I can understand) is that when the script goes to a empty feature ...
1
vote
1answer
501 views

VB code for automatic refresh in arcmap with timer?

We have a shapefile of electrial network.The SCADA data of the electrical network is stored in oracle 10g express edition.We have to link oracle table with the arcmap and automatically refresh the map ...
5
votes
2answers
4k views

Trouble creating a query table

I need to join one feature class and one table. This is a one to multiple join, therefore, my only option seems to be by creating a query table. My problem is that the fields I want to join do not ...
1
vote
2answers
169 views

Accessing PAT,NAT of coverages using arcobjects

I want to access the polygon attribute table (PAT) and node attribute table (NAT) of an arcgis coverage using arcobjects VBA, is this possible?
3
votes
1answer
1k views

How to create Stored Procedure in versioned SDE_SQLServer geodatabase using DDL?

I've almost used SQL server_SDE geodatabases for 3 years in GIS projects and I don't know how can I create a stored procedure in geodatabase.I use ESRI case tool to create a geodatabase in ...
1
vote
1answer
335 views

What is the best way to host a GeoDatabase on an ArcGISServer?

I have a simple Geodatabase in access format. I'd really like to host this database on an ArcGIS server through one of their services. The idea is that my users would be able to connect to this ...
3
votes
2answers
469 views

How to access an ArcGIS 9.3 geodatabase from 9.2?

If I'm using ArcGIS 9.2 is it possible to access a feature class from a geodatabase that was created by ArcGIS 9.3? If not are there any other ways to access the data?
5
votes
1answer
260 views

When is it better to use 64 bit File GDB access?

The beta 2 release File Geodatabase API includes 64 bit support. Esri says arcobjects is still the "preferred" method to interact with the file gdb. However, arcobjects has no 64 bit support. ...
7
votes
2answers
711 views

FileGDB open API and tools based on it

As we know esri shared their library which makes it possible to work with FileGDB format without using ArcObjects. So the question is what kind of applications could be created in order to help GIS ...
0
votes
0answers
187 views

how to write Topology Graph Edges geometry to polyline feature class

i have created topologygraph of a polygon feature . and iwant individual ids of polylines i want to write Topology Graph Edges geometry to new polyline feature class any samples OR documentation ...
9
votes
1answer
377 views

Is it possible to maintain primary keys on versioned featureclasses without arcobjects code?

Since it is not a good idea to use ObjectIDs as primary keys in relationships, some other column will need to be used. Is it possible to use DBMS sequences to populate primary key columns in ...
4
votes
3answers
272 views

Modeling a GeoDatabase for whole world

My recent assignment is to model a multi-user geodatabase for the whole world using the ESRI platform. This geodatabase contains administrative layers and topographic layers. The schema is to be ...
5
votes
2answers
2k views

What are spatial and attribute indexes?

What is the difference between a spatial index and an attribute index. What are their purposes?
11
votes
2answers
690 views

When is it safe to use ObjectIDs as keys in a relationship class?

I've always avoided using ObjectIDs when defining relationship classes. It is my understanding that some actions on a geodatabase will re-set objectIDs (like import/export). However I do see a lot ...
10
votes
3answers
8k views

What is the difference between FID and OID

What is the main difference between OID and FID in ESRI software?
3
votes
2answers
290 views

Getting line FID from polygon ITopologyGraph

I want to export polygon Arc list to txt file for that I created topologygraph for personal geodatabase feature class (polygon) using ITopologyGraph::build. I got polygon FIDs but I am not getting ...
8
votes
1answer
355 views

What qualifications should an auditor have if they plan on auditing a GIS?

Background summary: Various systems are being audited and GIS is the next to be audited. The initial kick-off for the audit was a meeting between me and a single auditor. Initially, I thought it was ...
2
votes
3answers
610 views

What is the maximum, allowable field length for a FacilityID field in a Cityworks geodatabase?

Over the past couple of months, I have seen a few esri-geodatabases and they seem to be either a text field with a length of 20 or 30. Is 30 the maximum field length? Clarification: The answer I'm ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

how to grant permission in SDE geoDB,when layers are inside a geometric network

When I use sdetable command to grant pemission to a table that located in a SDE SQL server geodatabase it works properly,this table is a non-spatial table which is in geodatabase immediately,I mean ...
5
votes
2answers
399 views

How can a 9.2 user access a geodatabase created in 9.3?

I have a colleague that uses 9.2 and has access to our server in which I have multiple geodatabases that were created in 9.3. Is there any way for her to access the data?
5
votes
2answers
2k views

Data organization strategies for .csv and .shp

I'm organizing a large amount of data for a project and the data is stored in .csv format, with a code to relate each row to a polygon in a .shp. I was planning on converting the .csv data into .dbf ...