File geodatabases are a proprietary data format created by ESRI.

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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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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. QGIS Version 1.8.0 (Lisboa) and GDAL/OGR 1.9.2 When I open the attribute table the first two columns ...
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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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How to open File Geodatabase in QGIS (Ubuntu)?

So far I have found instructions on stack exchange but they are for windows. And so far the information I have found is for windows. I currently have Ubuntu 13.04 Raring tail. I am using qgis 1.8. I ...
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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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Does the National Hydrology Dataset geodatabase work in qgis? [duplicate]

I am running QGIS 1.8 on a windows xp pc and trying to put the USGS National Hydrology Dataset (more info herefor Oregon into a project. I try to "add vector data", using directory option then ...
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Merge two geodatabases with identical structure

I'm using an ArcGIS addon which stores all created data (shapes and tables) in a gdb. The addon is made for single user use but to safe time I want to split the work with someone else. After that I ...
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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 ...
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Problem deleting file GDB with model builder when it has features in it

I built a simple tool that creates 2 file GDBs for my work needs, and another to delete them after the job is done. When the GDBs are empty, the delete tool works fine. However, when there are ...
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Why is ogrinfo showing no layers from an ESRI FileGDB?

I have an ESRI File Geodatabase (FileGDB) (size is 15+GB), which has over 10 layers, when I open it up in ArcGIS, everything seems to be working. I want to move this database to postgreSQL with OGR ...
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How to Create a Version 10 File Geodatabase from an XML from ArcGIS 9.2?

A client has given me an XML document for the schema of an ArcGIS 9.2 Geodatabase. The final goal will be to create a version 10 version of the geodatabase but the client doesn't have version 10 yet. ...
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How to create something similar to GDB in QGIS?

I used to work with ArcGIS. There I had geodatabases in which I could store several shapefiles with defined layer styles. Is there a way to do something similar with QGIS? The background is: we are ...
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Does ogr2ogr Convert from PostGIS to File Geodatabase (FGDB_BULK_LOAD YES) work?

I am trying to export a lot of data from a PostGIS database to a File Geodatabase. The command I used to use was ogr2ogr -progress -append -f "FileGDB" -gt 66536 -sql "SELECT * FROM line" ...
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How do I read a File Geodatabase using R?

File geodatabase (fgdb) includes numerous file geodatabase tables. As far as I know they exist as dbf files, but are within a Database.gdb. In ArcCatalog, the file pathway resembles ...
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Is there a way to tell the geodatabase version using Python?

I want to find out if either a file or personal geodatabase is 9.3, 10.0, 10.1, etc Is there a way to do this using Python?
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How to convert GDB data to shapefiles without ArcGIS?

We've got some data (supposedly it's a simple collection of points--or at least that is all we need to extract) from a 3rd party in a GDB folder (I don't know how to tell what version) but we don't ...
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How to interpret the OSGeo4w software version under Advanced Install option?

When choosing to install QGIS Desktop using the OSGeo4w advanced install option, I noticed that there are what looks like ambiguous software versions to choose. For example, currently QGIS Desktop ...
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How to solve “Cannot create topology” in ArcCatalog?

I have a FileGeodatabase in ArcGIS 10.0 with a feature dataset and five feature classes (3 polygon shapes, 1 line shape, 1 point shape). I'm trying to create a topology to verify some vectors. ...
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QGIS 1.8 fails to add vector data layer from directory

I 'm running QGIS 1.8 on Windows 7 and trying to add vector data from an ESRI gdb directory. It worked before on another machine, after following the instructions on this thread: How to get ...
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ESRI GDB Support in GDAL / ogr2ogr on Mac OS X 10.8

How do you incorporate support for ESRI's fgdb format into GDAL / ogr2ogr on Mac OS X 10.8?
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How to get Esri *.gdb file into QGIS on Mac?

I have tried the above options, but not being too computer savy, some I didnt get. I tried the homebrew option, but terminal says an error occurs when trying to install. I need this 1 file for a work ...
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ogr2ogr / GDAL remove features in FileGDB while in use by ArcGIS Server map service

I'm using ogr2ogr to pull features out of Oracle and put them into a File GeoDatabase. The FGDB is being used by an active ArcGIS Server map service. This is all done for performance / reducing DB ...
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Geometry errors when importing data from ESRI file geodatabase to PostGIS

When I run the following command to import by data from an ESRI fgdb to postgis... ogr2ogr -f "PostgreSQL" -a_srs "EPSG:28355" -t_srs "EPSG:3857" PG:"dbname=tp_test user=postgres port=54321 ...
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Slow FileGDB Performance in GDAL

I am attempting to write many ASPRS LAS point files into an ESRI File Geodatabase using my compilation of GDAL 1.9.2. The FileGDB driver for GDAL/OGR appears to be incredibly slow when writing large ...
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Can I verify that attribute indexes are being used in a query from ArcObjects?

We have some software as part of a larger project written using ArcObjects via .NET. This software migrates and merges data from multiple file geodatabases in one schema to a single file geodatabase ...
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Why is Raster Layer not visible?

I have a raster dataset that is not visible in Data View, but it is listed in the Table of Contents. I have tried viewing it in ArcCatalog but it is not visible there either. Is there something I ...
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Is it possible to edit layers from a FGDB - File Geodatabse in QGIS?

I think I've found the answer (you can't edit FGDB's) but there seem to be few reports around that it is possible to edit FGDB files in QGIS. Can anyone advise if it's possible to setup QGIS ...
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Using String Functions (LEFT, RIGHT, MID) in Select By Attributes against a File Geodatabase using ArcMap 10

I finally (albeit reluctantly) made the switch from a personal geodatabase (pGDB) to a file geodatabse (fGDB) not too long ago. The main reason it took so long to switch has to do with how Select by ...
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Creating table containing all filenames (and possibly metadata) in File Geodatabase?

I need to create a metadata-table for all files in a File Geodatabase or Spatial Database. It would be awesome if it were possible to automatically be updated with new filenames, and possibly even ...
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Copying file geodatabase on ftp site to local disk using Python?

There is a file geodatabase sitting on an ftp site that I would like to download with a Python script. Right now I'm thinking one way to do this is to copy the ftp geodatabase to a geodatabase on my ...
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Merge an entire Geodatabase in ESRI ModelBuilder

How can I merge an entire Geodatabase in the ESRI (ArcView) ModelBuilder? I have several FeatureClasses created into the GDB and in the model I plan to merge them all. Right now I have imported all ...
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ogr2ogr when importing from file geodatabase and using in Python?

I want import data from my GDB to PostGIS. It works fine on some datasets (all records -data- is imported or nothing is imported) from a gdb but just doesn't import others. I can't find any ...
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Editing file geodatabase without using tools from Esri?

I am looking for a tool (Python library etc.) that would allow me to edit a file geodatabase without Esri software? It is possible?
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Add date to feature class name?

I still working on my big project, big at least for me, but I am currently stuck on this: I have a lots of .shp, that I want to move to a gdb. While creating a feature class, I want to add date ...
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How to script a csv to file geodatabase tool?

I have many separate field data files in CSV format and I wish to automatically convert these CSV files into a geodatabase to be able to load them into a schema I created for them in my new ArcSDE ...
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Deleted features not synchronizing in one-way (ArcSDE to File Geodatabase) geodatabase replication?

I am testing three one way (ArcSDE 10 -> File Geodatabase) replicas. Each replica is derived from a layer created by selection by location from a citywide road dataset, so that each of the three ...
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Move .SHP from .MXD to gdb [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to move SHP to gdb with ArcView license? Let's cut it short, I have numerous mxd with layer coming from .SHP and various servers WMS that I need to move to a gdb. ...
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Check validity of file geodatabase using arcpy

AS the title suggests, how can I whether a GDB file is valid using arcpy? One approach is, only checking the whether the name ends with .gdb, but that's not a robust approach. Because a normal file ...