File geodatabases are a proprietary data format created by ESRI.

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Can MapInfo Professional use data direct from a File Geodatabase?

Esri released its File Geodatabase API in mid 2011, and it seems that QGIS via GDAL's OGR FileGDB Driver added support for the File Geodatabase within about a year. By support, I mean simply being ...
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Converting GDB to shapefiles in ArcGIS

So I'm attempting to convert a GDB database into a shapefile. I found the help for ArcGIS 10.1 (my version) and it tells me 2.On the main menu, click Customize > Toolbars > Production Mapping. But ...
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Using ModeBuilder to populate a table with the feature count of multiple feature classes

Specs: I'm using ArcInfo 10.1 and have all extensions available to me. I have a folder with many file geodatabases. Each file geodatabase contains 2 feature classes. One is a point fc and the ...
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How to add lat/lon data in ArcGis 10.1?

How do you add xy data to a DEM Raster in ArcGIS 10.1? I have done this before, and it has worked just fine. However, when I recently tried adding a MS Access database which has lat/lon coordinates ...
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Importing shapefile to file geodatabase feature dataset using ArcObjects and C#?

I'm trying to import a shapefile into a featuredataset under a geodatabase using FeatureDataConverter.ConvertFeatureClass. All the examples that I found are not concerning the import under an existing ...
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Error opening feature class from gdb

I have a file geodatabase that a person gave to me for work. I try to open the feature classes in Arcmap 10.2 and some of it opens perfectly but with the others appears a message that says: Error ...
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QGIS2--How long to open 3.5GB File.GDB directory vector layer? Seconds, minutes, hours?

I am a new GIS user, and have started with QGIS 2.01 Dufour. I am trying to open an ESRI-style File.GDB (v10) directory that has a 3.5GB gdbtable file that is of Texas state hypsometry/topography. ...
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Calculate area of interest based on X events within Y kilometers within Z days

I'm currently in Afghanistan and need some geospatial support. I have a customer that needs to know where Areas of Interest (AOI) exist. AOIs are defined as 3 types of events within 1KM of each other ...
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Why does ArcGIS 10.1 Upgrade Geodatabase tool throw ERROR 999999: Error executing function?

I am trying to upgrade File Geodatabases using a Python script that runs fine until the step where it runs the Upgrade Geodatabase tool. The error is: "ERROR 999999: Error executing ...
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ArcGIS 10.1 Upgrade Geodatabase Check Version

Hi I am trying to check the version of filegeodatabase before upgrading to 10.1, I have a list of file geodatabases and some of them are already in 10.1. Can anyone suggest me how to update only those ...
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Why can't I checkout points from FGDB?

I'm using ArcGIS 10.1 with ArcPad 10.0. I am trying to learn how to use the check-out and check-in functionality with a file geodatabase. The database I'm has 13 feature classes in it, most of which ...
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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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Geometric Network error in File Geodatabase<Network Dataset

I need to create a geometric network in my network dataset which resides within my file geodatabase. I have been receiving the following error: Cannot create geometric network. The selected feature ...
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Problem of “null” values added for fields with no data when appending data or adding new features to file geodatabase

I am working with a bicycle and pedestrian facility file geodatabase where I am continually appending new records to feature class attribute tables. When I append new records, if there is no data for ...
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Homebrew OGR with FGDB support on OSX 10.9

This answer worked beautifully in 10.8, but isn't working immediately in 10.9. The link to download the FileGDB API still works, but there are a bunch of options available I don't remember from ...
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How to export data from ArcGis to .txt? [duplicate]

I have a file-geodatbase,it is a road network of a city. Now I want to export the data into .txt file for map matching, I have installed ArcGis for Desktop and not used ArcGis before, what should I ...
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Clip geodatabase containing vector and raster data

I have a fairly large file geodatabase in ArcGIS 10.1 containing both vector and raster datasets. Generally, I only want to work on a small extent at a time. Is it possible to clip a geodatabase to a ...
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QGIS Save as Spatialite layer from FileGDB does not add OGC_FID

I have previously (yesterday) been able to save a Spatialite layer from a FileGDB feature class using the Right click/Save as... method in QGIS. Today, however, with no changes to any software (tried ...
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How to find out to which road each points belongs to?

I am new to GIS . I hava a folder it include a .mxd file and a .gdb folder, the .gdb folder hava many .gdbtable and .gdbindexes files etc, it's a road network data of a city. Now, I want to know ...
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Feature-linked Annotation Angle field error: ArcGIS 10.1

After running the "tiled labels to annotation" tool to get feature-linked annotations with the correct rotation angle for each label per frame, a small handful of the annotations will not take updates ...
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How to calculate distances between addresses and cities and coast line?

I am totally new to GIS, and so I apologize if my question is not clear enough. My basic problem is the following: I have about 160,000 Danish addresses with longitude and latitude for each address. ...
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How to add coded value to domain?

I wish to add a new value in my domain and I get this message : An invalid SQL statement was used [UPDATE GDB_Domains SET DomainName = 'Statut_Pygargue',Description = Statut de l'activite du nid', ...
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What is the most efficient way to publish different thematic versions of the same large feature class?

I have a large feature class containing many thousands of polygons. For several reasons, at least part of the time in our development/deployment process, it lives in a file GDB. It is part of a map ...
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Building FGDB support for GDAL 1.10 on Ubuntu

Because data.gc.ca is now distributing some of its data in FGDB format (example: Plant Hardiness Zones), I would like to be able to use it with gdal/QGIS. The compile/install is not going as planned, ...
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geodatabase with multiple projection

I have a geodatabase (ESRI/PostgreSQL) I'm working in an application for digitizing : in my country we have 4 coordinate system(projection), so I'm looking for a way to switch projection or any other ...
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Problem importing annotation feature class into file geodatabase

While using ArcGIS 10.1, I had an issue importing annotation feature classes into a file geodatabase. Using Import Feature Class (Single) or Import Feature Class (Multiple) on an annotation feature ...
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Generating composite values ( MAPFID numbers) for previously duplicated vales based on 2 different fields

Good day everyone! I have lurked around here for info preiously, but this is my first post, so please be gentle if I commit any faux pas. Okay, let me try to break this down so we can all ...
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How to collapse folder structure into single folder using ArcGIS ModelBuilder?

I have a single folder, let's call it Folder1, which contains multiple folders; FolderA, FolderB, FolderC.....FolderZ. Folders A-Z each contain multiple file geodatabases. Folders A-Z do not contain ...
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How to customize inputs in Iterate Feature Class - ModelBuilder 10.1

I am using the Iterate Feature Class tool in ModelBuilder to iterate through feature classes within a Geodatabase. I would like to add the capability to custom select which feature classes within a ...
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opening older 9.x Esri .gdb in QGIS?

I want to open an Esri .gdb with QGIS. I have adjusted GDAL and it works fine with an example .gdb provided on another thread on the topic. I still cannot open the .gdb of interest to me and suspect ...
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In QGIS, has FGDB support improved this year, 2013?

I'm aware that there are users who successfully use Esri File Geodatabases with QGIS 1.8 Lisboa. FGDB support in QGIS requires the Esri API for FGDB, which is not open source (as I understand), and ...
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Arcpy - change layer from sde connection to file geodatabase

We are copying data from our corporate office to field offices and we are creating a file geodatabase at these field offices. We are copying the layers that point to sde and they need to point to the ...
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Create a new File Geodatabase(10.0) using data from existing Filegeodatabase(9.3)

I want top create a new file geo-database using python, which I am able to do using arcpy.CreateFileGDB_management(Fpath,"TestGDB","10.0") But I want to transfer all data from an existing File ...
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zonal statistics from mosaic dataset

I'm trying to to do the following: def calcZonalStatistics(raster): # Set environment settings arcpy.env.workspace = r"C:\MyFileGDB.gdb" # Set local variables inZoneData = "Database ...
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What is the relative popularity of ESRI GDB files vs GDB over RDBMS for custom web apps?

Our organization is interested in knowing the frequency with which people who are using ESRI geodatabases choose GDB files over GDB in relational databases for serving web applications. Opinions and ...
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Issues Using Dropbox to Sync File GeoDatabases

I've been able to accumulate a large free dropbox account and use it to Sync my GIS databases across several different PC's. I've just started doing this and havent had any problems thus far. But I am ...
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QGIS does not read ESRI Geodatabase correctly

I have a geodatabase from the EPA that does not seem to me reading correctly with Quantum GIS. When I open the attribute table the first two columns have the same data. The first column is CERCLA_ID ...
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unable to copy all rows from xml file to file geodatabase

i tried purging a file geodatabase and copying values from an xml file via the load xml document The file has over 400,000 records but only 98000 records copy. I keep getting loading xml recordset ...
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Why do all rows go missing from File Geodatabase Feature Class to *.dbf conversion?

I tried to export a File Geodatabase Feature Class to a *.dbf table/shapefile, but there are no records inside. I believe there is no mistake in exporting--it is simple. The doubt is the file ...
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True long int fields in a File Geodatabase

I have been wondering about the 'long ints' in FGDBs. They are 32 bit, which is just a regular int in most places. Is it possible to actually have a field be a 64 bit int? I have some bigint's (64 ...
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Why would Update (Analysis) tool from ArcGIS Desktop 10.0 create duplicate features in file geodatabase?

I am attempting to use the Update (Analysis) tool to update a right of way (ROW) polygon feature class with a roads polygon feature class. The ROW feature class completely contains the roads feature ...
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Write WKT/WKB to File Geodatabase using FGDB API

Is there a way to set the geometry of a row using either WKT or WKB with the File Geodatabase API? Is there any other way to write spatial data to the file gdb using the fgdb api without having to go ...
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Scaling DA UpdateCursor to large datasets?

I am currently having what appears to be a scaling issue with arcpy, da update cursors, and large file geodatabases. I have a piece of code that iterates through every feature in a feature class and ...
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Gdal Python Bindings and File Geodatabase API

I'm trying to get python 2.7 to work with GDAL/OGR and an ESRI file geodatabase. There have been a few similar questions asked but the answers don't fully resolve my situation. I have installed the ...
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Explicitly locking a file geodatabase

I need to lock a file geodatabase (or only a single Mosaic dataset) at the beginning of a python script (and release it in the end).. I looked and looked and couldn't find any explicit arcpy command ...
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How can I get timestamps from Garmin's .gdb files?

I have got the some Gps data in the form of Garmin's .gdb files. I have converted it to CSV files using GPSBabel. The CSV output contains Latitude, Longitude, and some kind of free form text remarks. ...
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Fixing “spatial index grid size is invalid” without Recalculate button

I've got a python script that is connecting a squence of points to make lines, and putting them into a feature class (based on answers to my previous question). It works wonderfully on a small area ...
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Whether to use File Geodatabase (*.gdb), Personal Geodatabase (*.mdb) or shapefiles?

I am a bit confused on the topic of geodatabases. Previously, I have used geodatabases as an easy way to keep all files together rather than having dozens of shapefiles all over the place. And it's ...
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How to copy File Geodatabase, in its entirety, while it is in use?

I'm wondering if there is any way to duplicate an in use File Geodatabase? The Geodatabase I have is being used by ArcGIS Server for a few of our web mapping applications. I understand I could stop ...
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How to import ArcGIS 10.1 File geodatabase to MS SQL Server 2012?

I would like to import my File Geodatabase from ArcGIS 10.1 into MS SQL Server 2012. I have never done it before, so I expect to do the import the same way as import data from excel table. Problem ...