File geodatabases are a proprietary data format created by ESRI.

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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 ...
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Best way to enforce valid table names when writing to a File Geodatabase

I have an FME Workbench which reads MapInfo files and writes them to a File Geodatabase. Generally, the workbench works pretty well, however, I've just come across an error which I though would have ...
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Will killing ArcMap process while it's copying features corrupt the file geodatabase?

So..., I made the unfortunate decision to try and copy/paste 22,000+ address points into the same file geodatabase. It's taking soooooooo long.... So my question is, how much of a chance is there to ...
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FME - MapInfo to File Geodatabase Conversion Project

I'm about to start a big project converting 25,000 MapInfo files to File Geodatabase. I'm using FME to process the files. I want FME to search all files in a directory (and subdirectories). When ...
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ArcGIS Autoincrement field for file geodatabase using domains

I have read this thread "Autoincrement field when New Feature added" which suggests a python script to autoincrement a field. Can anyone say if there is anyway to do this using domains or any other ...
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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 File Geodatabase feature classes to shapefiles in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm attempting to convert File Geodatabase feature class into a shapefile. I found the help for ArcGIS 10.1 (my version) for Desktop and it tells me: 2.On the main menu, click Customize > Toolbars ...
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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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What can I do with this unzipped GDB file in QGIS?

I have a zip file that I got from the City department of information technology. Unzipped, it is a directory called DOITT_ZIP_CODE_01_29JUL2009.gdb containing a bunch of .gdbtable and .gdbtablex ...
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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 Upgrade Geodatabase tool throw ERROR 999999: Error executing function?

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop 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 ...
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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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How to find which subtype using which domain?

I'm trying to delete domain, but i can't because it is in use at an attribute domain. How can I find out at which layer and which subtype ? I have a big geodatabase with more than 30 layers an each ...
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trouble deleting data in an fgdb using python

I am trying to use delete_management to delete files in a gdb based on whether or not they are in a list. I keep getting an error with the delete_management tool that says the file either does not ...
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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 ...