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Autoincrementing Python Script is over writing all fields versus just fields that are null

Using ArcMap and the Field Calculator I have a python script that should autoincrement the FacilityID field if it is null. It works the first time through but the second run causes it to overwrite ...
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Getting ValueError: max() arg is an empty sequence on a Python Script in the Field Calculator in ArcMap

I have a script that populates a FacilityID Field on a Attribute table in the Field Calculator but when I run the script below I am getting a error. EDIT: Python Script: def autoInc(): import ...
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ArcSDE register with gdb vs register as versioned

When wanting to update tables within a sde gdb, is there a difference between registering as versioned vs registering with the gdb vs registering with sde? I've read the question below and it hints ...
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CalculateField_management no-success

The following script is suppose to do the following, similar to what was done here: Renaming a field using arcpy. Create a fieldlist. Read thru the fieldlist and create a new field named "OLD_" + ...
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Downloading Geodatabase to ArcCatalog

I think this is a fairly easy question so apologies. Someone sent me a .gdb in Google Drive. When I download it to my computer, it is a file folder with all the .gdb contents in it. I can't figure ...
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Does QGIS Recognize Annotation Feature Classes from File Geodatabase?

My work has recently set up QGIS to access an Esri file geodatabase on a shared drive for my co-workers. I have not used QGIS much, but I have encountered an issue where the annotation feature ...
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ESRI File Geodatabase with a field calculator with an incrementing number

I've got a python script that runs on the Field Calculator of a ESRI File Database. Right now it runs correctly in that it will increment the last three digits of the value. But this is a script ...
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How do I upload a file geodatabase to FME Server 2013?

I periodically load an SDE geodatabase with about 1 GB of data that is delivered to me in an ArcGIS file geodatabase (.gdb) format. In order to run that job on FME Server I need to upload the .gdb to ...
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How do I get geodatabase automatically upated from edits in access database?

I have an Access database that I have joined to a file geodatabase. There is a numeric field in the database that the symbology graduated colors is based on, ie: 0-39=red, 40-60 is orange, etc. I am ...
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Any updates on problems with loading ESRI FileGDBs in QGIS 2.2?

There are many posts in different forums about people having trouble reading File GDBs in QGIS 2.2, but no real solutions. Is there any word on a resolution to this problem? I am using QGIS 2.2 ...
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Need advice on converting large geodatabase into shapefile or postgis

tl;dr: I have a fgdb w/ 800k tiny polygons representing high risk flood areas. I need to sum the area of these polygons within each administrative boundary (HUCs) and have a ratio per huc of high risk ...
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Importing hours and minutes into a date field, next to the date

I'm trying to clean up some data and make sure dates go into the date field. DateShot is my newly created date field and Date_Shot is my text field I want to convert. It will just return the date ...
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TileMIll FileGDB Annotations

Now that TileMill (specifically TileMill-v0.10.1-291-g31027ed) supports FileGDB https://www.mapbox.com/blog/tilemill-adds-support-for-esri-filegdb-format/ ...Is it possible to add label annotations ...
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how do I reestablish all feature class references in mxd after their names change?

I have 200 shape files which have been named using an integer at the beginning of the name...i.e 01.03.shp 01.04.shp etc. They are all symbolized within an mxd document. I need to import these shapes ...
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How to compare two Geodatabases

I would like to compare the data of two geodatabases, in SDE or a file geodatabase, to detect the changes occured between them , i've tried to compare the Xml workspace document of both databases ...
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Export attribute table (feature class) to text file in batch?

What would be the most efficient way to export attribute tables from multiple feature class files stored in a file geodatabase? Export to .txt or .csv. Is there any sort of batch process? Or python ...
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What is the maximum attachment file size in Esri file and ArcSDE geodatabases?

I am trying to figure out the maximum size of attachment in a file and ArcSDE geodatabases while working on a project specification details. I am not able to find these figures documented by Esri ...
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Sync features from ArcGIS Online to file geodatabase

Using ArcGIS Desktop Advanced 10.1 SP1, ArcGIS Online for Organizations I'm new to ArcGIS Online and we just purchased an ArcGIS Online Organizational account... I'm interested in taking a feature ...
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Cannot Save Edits to File Geodatabase Replica in QGIS 2.2

When trying to edit a File Geodatabase Replica in QGIS 2.2, everything works as expected until the user saves their edits. When pressing save, all edits revert back to their original state with no ...
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How to create polygon that goes over +/-180 (dateline) in ArcMap?

I want to create a polygon feature that will go through the dateline (180 long.) in ArcMap. I am using WGS_1984_Web_Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere (WKID: 3857) for my data frame and my polygonal feature ...
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Why does compressed & zipped/unzipped file geodatabase give Open Failed Error opening feature class Cannot access secured data?

In Arc 10.2, a colleague compressed a file geodatabase and then zipped it and sent it to my via email. I unzipped it and was unable to add any of the feature classes into my map document. I received ...
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How to find out if a file geodatabase was compressed?

I work with a bunch of file geodatabases and some of them are compressed. I want to find out quickly which ones are and which aren't. The Compress File Geodatabase Data GP tool doesn't seem to have ...
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Preparations for a transition to ArcSDE [closed]

So I'm a GIS Intern for a city government, we are preparing to purchase ArcSDE and implement it to our current GIS setup. I'm curious as to what should be done before it is purchased. Our GIS consists ...
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Compacting ESRI file geodatabases…good practice?

Is there a way to quantify the effect of compacting your ESRI file geodatabase(s) on editing performance? I currently use ArcInfo(10.0). I have a 769 MB fgdb that holds my most used/edited datalayers ...
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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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QGIS and GDB issue with state published data

QGIS version 2.0.1-Dufour Good day.. I am new to this area and to QGIS, yet thus far I am enjoying the tool and its been very helpful to me. I'm working on a pet project and thus far I have been ...
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Permanently attaching Image file to Feature Class in 10.1

I need to forward on a File Geodatabase, and I am using the attachment manager to attach the file images associated with the different features in my Feature class. If I forward on this FGD, will the ...
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Export raster file geodatabase to jp2 or jpeg?

Can I export or copy a raster from a file Geodatabase and create a output to jpeg or jp2000 formate? I was reading two different helpline on ArcGIS 10.1 and wasn't sure if I was supposed to export ...
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How to use GDAL to import lat/lon points from ESRI File Geodatabas into MySQL

I have a file geodatabase from here: ftp://ftp.csc.noaa.gov/temp/MarineCadastre/AIS.SampleData.zip Using ogrinfo, I can see that it contains a layer called "Broadcast_" that has lat/lon points: ...
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Create a raster from file geodatabase featureclass based on a field from a related table

I have a USDA Statsgo soil polygon featureclass stored in a file geodatabase along with an attribute table; I have a one-to-one relationship class defined based on the soil type field. When I bring ...
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Is there a way to only append new data?

Is there a way to append only newly added records from a database to another database? I looked online and couldn't find an answer. I figured this would be somewhat straight forward. We have a ...
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Alternative backup File or Personal Geodatabase

I'm wondering if there is a way around or an alternative way to backup a File or Personal Geodatabase. For example: If I have a very large dataset within the File or Personal Geodatabase and I want ...
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How to maintain GlobalIDs while copying shape file data into Esri FGDB feature class?

I want to copy a shape file data into an Esri file geodatabase feature class. That feature class having a GlobalID column and it is being auto generated by the system while copying. The GlobalID ...
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Why does OGR driver.Open() for File Geodatabase give AttributeError: NoneType object has no attribute Open?

There are a number of existing Questions that hint at a possible Answer to this Question, but none seem to be providing me with the solution to my problem: How to access feature classes in file ...
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ArcObjects 10.1 Error: No such interface supported (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80004002 (E_NOINTERFACE))

I am trying to execute the below sample code Copying or loading data while preserving GlobalID values from ArcObjects 10.1 help. I am creating IWorkspace from FileGDB-Path using ...
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Setting ArcGIS Server 10.2 Data Store Folder as Local vs. Network (UNC) path

Is there any difference? How setting ArcGIS Server Data Store Folder as local vs. network path will affect the publishing process? I saw warnings in ArcMap 10.1 when I Analyze the MXD before I ...
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FME - How to send list of files to reader

I have an Excel spreadsheet which contains the file paths of MapInfo files that I want to convert to a File Geodatabase using FME. Is it possible to send this spreadsheet to the MapInfo reader so ...
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Can I use QGIS 2.0.1 with the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD)?

my first post here, and i'm a trying to learn QGIS now that i've graduated and ARC is no longer an option. I am trying to download and open with QGIS state-specific data from the USGS NHD Viewer, and ...
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How is it possible to publish data with ArcGIS Server without creating ArcSDE service or using ArcSDE?

I am still relatively new to the ESRI server techologies. I have server1 which runs ArcGIS server 10.0 and when I look at which processes running on this server I see ArcSOM.exe, ArcSOCMON.exe and ...
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How to Import ESRI Geodatabase format .gdb into PostGIS

I ran into a problem when loading a ESRI Geodatabase format .gdb into PostGIS. I have data 2.5GB GDB file. I followed some tutorials on the internet, but it seems that doesn't work out. I created a ...
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How to add files within file geodatabase (*.gdb) folder into ArcMap?

I'm trying to use ArcMap to make a basemap and I currently have an unzipped folder full of files including .atx, .gbdindexes, .gdbtable, .gdbtablx, and .spx. I'm well aware that these files cannot be ...
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Convert shapefiles in nested folder to geodatabase

I currently have approximately six hundred old .mxds, and all the data source links are broken due to an upgrade in the GIS computer. In the past, all the spatial data was stored as shapefiles in ...
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How to add and join Geodatabase Table to Feature Class in QGIS?

After finally figuring out how to open .gdb files from Arc 10 in QGIS, I need to join some tables to the spatial gdb coverages I've opened in QGIS. According to the colleague who converted the .gdb ...
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Trouble Copying Data into File Geodatabase from Personal Geodatabase

I've been unable to successfully copy and paste personal geodatabase feature classes to a new file geodatabase in ArcCatalog 10.1. As the screenshot shows, the Data Transfer dialog box contains all ...
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How to keep track of edited location?

With large datasets, how do you guys keep track of where you have edited across the map? For instance, I am editing a city's waterline and water valve data. I estimate using a 1:400 average zoom ...
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XML import to ArcGIS gdb

i am trying to create datasets from xmd files (based on INSPIRE data model). i get a notice that my "workspace does not found"). does anyone have experience with that? i am looking for a schema for ...
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How to reproject geodatabase (*.gdb) with datasets and featureclass using custom transformation?

I have a file geodatabase in arcMap which in in EVEREST_1830 datum and Modified UTM projection. Now I need to use OpenStreetMap or googlemaps imagery WMS layer as base layer and overlay the datasets. ...
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Problems with a FileGeodatabase locking

We have file geodatabase on a network drive, version 9.2, which locks every time a specific machine starts up ArcMap 10.0 or ArcCatalog 10.0. This machine isn't actually reading anything from this ...
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Working with GDB in QGIS 2.0 - plain language instructions please!

I'm a QGIS user running v2.0 (Dufour) on Mac OSx10.8.5. I have some data in .gdb format and need to access this and work with it in QGIS. I'm a relatively savvy computer user, but not at all a ...
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Which File to load from National Hydrography Dataset?

Start-over beginner here. I'm using QGIS 2.0 on MacBook with OS X 10.8.5. I downloaded a National Hydrography Database file. Unzipped, it is titled NHD11032_NM.gdb. I try to add the layer as a vector ...