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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Versioning with ArcSDE - Is it possible to cancel or reject edits once they've been posted?

I am using ArcGIS 9.3.1 and attempting to work with an SDE geodatabase (with one polygon feature class) that has already been registered as versioned. I'm new to versioning and am still trying to ...
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How to access file geodatabase in Qgis? [duplicate]

How does one access data from an Esri file geodatabase in Quantum GIS? I've seen snippets of conversation that indicate it's possible with qgis 1.7+ and gdal 1.9+ but no clear recipe. I recognize ...
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How to migrate GDB data into PostGIS without ESRI apps?

Can you tell me how I can load geodatabase data into PostGIS without having to install ESRI apps? The solution I found online talked about using ArcGIS to convert GDB to SHP and then importing SHP to ...
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Open Source Tool capable of reading Esri File Geodatabase (.gdb)?

I have an ESRI File Geodatabase (.gdb) file that I would like to convert to shapefile (or any other non-proprietary format). Are there any Open Source tools to do so?
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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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Trouble importing Feature Classes into Feature Datasets

I'm sure there must be a simple reason for this but I can't seem to be able to import a shp file or a feature class from another file or sde geodatabase into a Feature Dataset without getting an ...
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How to update the length property of a feature class field?

I have a feature class with a string field that I want to update the length from 10 to 25. Is there a way or a tool to update this property without having to create a new field and using field ...
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Transfer subtype Descriptions form long integer value into a string at new diffrent field

I need to convert entire geodatebase into shp files.One of the layers have 30 subtypes. I want and maintain the subtype data. Is there a way to Automatically populate the name of the subtype (Transfer ...
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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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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 ...
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How do you create 9.3 version of a geodatabase in ArcMap 10?

Under the What's new for geodatabases in ArcGIS 10 Esri talks about an optional parameter that allows you to create a 9.3 GDB [GeoDataBase] in version 10. I can not find any other info. Any help on ...
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How to check if domain already exists?

I am trying to check the existence of domains in my file geodatabase which contains 4 domains (automatically populated after I created some annotation feature classes). My code is as follows: import ...
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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 ...
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Exporting arcgis features with attachments

Arcgis 10 features the new ability to add attachments to individual features to feature classes stored in a geodatabase. One use of this would be to add multiple pictures to a specific location, fire ...
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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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How to distinguish between File and Personal Geodb workspace?

I am looking for a way - given an IWorkspace object - to check if it was created from a Personal-GDB or a File-GDB. I tried using IWorkspace.WorkspaceFactory to check if it's an instance of e.g. ...
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creating unique ID-s for my file geodatabase

I use ArcEditor licence level, ArcGIS 10.0 version, and we're talking about a file geodatabase. I have several feature classes (electric energy domain) and I want to connect them using relationship ...
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Can I copy an entire geodatabase with relationship classes and domains and reproject all feature classes from wgs84 to state plane?

I have an SDE geodatabase with several feature classes, tables, relationship classes, and domains. All the feature classes are currently in WGS84 coordinate system. I need an exact copy of the ...
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Using ArcObjects, how to convert an Access table into a proper geodatabase table?

I have inherited an ArcGIS application that creates a number of access database tables. I'd like to use ArcObjects to convert them to proper geodatabase tables, which I understand to mean simply ...
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ArcGIS Attribute Subdomain?

Is there a way to create attribute subdomains in ArcGIS with clauses? For example, if I'm editing a line feature class of pipes, I create a domain for the pipe type to be either plastic or metal. I ...
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What are Esri Geodatabases?

What are the various formats/storage technologies which fall under the name Esri Geodatabase? What are the most important differences between them? and (briefly) what are the mainstream means to ...
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Performance - using multiple file geodatabases as opposed to one

I'm trying to decide the best way to organize my data for an ArcEngine application. I am particularly interested in map display and query speed. Currently I have all of my data separated into separate ...
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Creating geodatabase from CSV using python

I have a file with weather data (daily) for multiple weather stations for multiple years. I am looking for some python script to automate the database creation process and its interpolation on a daily ...
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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 ...
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Where can I find the various Esri tools to design a geodatabase?

There is a confusing multitude of tools written by Esri and others (some supported, some unsupported) for designing and diagramming a geodatabase. Here is an attempt at creating a definitive list of ...
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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 ...
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What is the best practice for data management? [duplicate]

I have always been curious how other folks are storing their spatial data. Outside of an enterprise environment where much data is stored in enterprise geodatabases, is it better to store data per ...
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How to import esri Personal Geodatabase (.mdb) to PostGIS on Linux

We have esri Personal Geodatabases that we need to import into PostGIS. Ultimately, we'd like to allow people to upload an MDB on a web server, and have it import the layers into PostGIS. On ...
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How to perform Full Text Search of Esri geodatabase?

How would you go about searching the contents of features, the values in the attribute columns, in an Esri geodatabase? (preference for file-gdb, but SDE would be useful too.) I can envisage workflow ...
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How is the default label field chosen by ArcMap?

I have 2 questions: I know how to manually go to Layer Properties>Labels tab>Label Field and choose my label field. I also know that I could set up my primary label field and save the setting as a ...
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What is ArcGIS for Desktop (and Geodatabase) equivalent to Regions of ArcInfo Workstation Coverages?

Here's one for those who've been around the block a few times. ArcInfo Workstation from days of yore had an intelligent data model called Regions or Region sub coverages. With this model one could ...
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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 ...
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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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ArcGIS fails to import all records from huge CSV file to file geodatabase table despite being within FGDB table size limits

I'm using ArcGIS 10.0 on Windows 7 64-bit with 4GB of RAM. I have some very large tables in CSV format to import to ArcGIS, they all have about 30 fields, upwards of 5 million records per table (a ...
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Using PostgreSQL with ArcGIS

Have mercy ... with Stackexcachange I'm not yet so familiar, so this is initially somewhat opaque. I try to do my best to organize this thread as well as possible. Recently I've started to get WFS ...
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Difference between registering with ArcSDE and registering with Geodatabase?

As I understand it : Registering with ArcSDE: gives the possibility to ArcGIS to recognize spatial data stored in a database Registering with Geodatabase: makes it possible for data to participate ...
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How to a sync file geodatabase across multiple office locations?

I am planning to have a work project with multiple file geodatabases, fgdb (consisting of images, grids, feature class, etc) and these will be passed along to three regional offices and will sit on ...
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Why can't I see all records in my personal GDB in QGIS?

I am running QGIS 1.8. I have a layer from an ESRI Personal GDB. There are 431 features in the layer. When you load the layer into QGIS, and look at the Metadata properties, it shows the number of ...
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Error importing XML workspace document to file geodatabase

Ok so I have a large SDE geodatabase that I exported to an XML Workspace Document. I tried to importing it again into a file geodatabase to test if the export worked correctly and got the following ...
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Is there any place in which I can find a list of invalid database characters for ArcGIS 10?

Relating to my question about the split tool here, as suggested I ask a new question: is there any place with a list of invalid characters to use in a database in ArcGIS 10? edit: It is in relation ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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How to programmatically determine the size of a feature class in a file geodatabase?

My answer to the question How to get the size of a file geodatabase feature class on disk? shows how one can enable a column in ArcCatalog showing the file size of FGDB feature classes in the contents ...
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How to add feature class from ESRI personal geodatabase (.mdb) in QGIS

How do you add a feature class in a ESRI personal gdb in qgis. I understand this can be done through the option add vector layer and select geodatabase. But what after that ? It doesn't allow me to ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to transform FileGDB featureclasses from custom local coordinate system?

Background: Started working for company that is in middle of system-wide IT upgrade including GIS data. Existing in-house data is in a FileGDB, is in an assumed coordinate system and represents 1000 ...
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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 ...