File geodatabases are a proprietary data format created by ESRI.

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Cannot access/store to default gdb from arcpy

I have a python script executing spatial joins for x input shapefiles from the user. The output should be stored in the default geodatabase - this is, because the join is done multiple times and the ...
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Bulk conversion and import of OS MasterMap .gz files to .shp in ArcGIS Desktop

I have 91 .gz files procured from the Ordnance Survey and would like to import them all to ArcGIS as shapefiles. I know that the Quick Import tool in the Data Interoperabilty extension performs the ...
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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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Moving file geodatabases in python without ArcPy

Please find my script below currently all i'm wanting to do is iterate through a folder and any subfolders extracting anything that is a .gdb directory + its contents to a new folder. import shutil, ...
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Use Geokettle to Transform file geodatabase data

I would like to use geokettle to transform my file geodatabase data into something else (most likely postgis). Admittedly I am very new to ETL but I am absolutely stumped when I try to define an ...
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Checking in ArcMap 9.3 maps to ArcMap 10.3 [closed]

I have a year's worth of data checked out from ArcMap 9.3 with an ArcSDE geodatabase. Due to work ticket system upgrades, we have updated to ArcMap 10.3 and changed to a file geodatabase. I have 2 ...
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GDB for offline viewer

I'm newbie for geographic information systems, I want to build Mapping offline. I have data with GDB file, before i use map source to open that file and we can view online in google earth, but now i ...
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qgis 2.8.1 arcgis filegdb incomplete list in win-version

i am running qgis 2.8.1 (OSGeo4W 64bit-version) on mac (10.10.3) and win (7) ... and was just recently confronted with different behavior of both versions when trying to open (ESRIs) file.gdb. the ...
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Why does an 32-bit FGDB raster have a smaller file size than 8-bit?

Using Arc 10.0, I have a single band, 32-bit signed raster as the only item in a file geodatabase. Using ArcCatalog, I copy that raster to a new geodatabase with an 8-bit unsigned pixel type. As ...
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Using Make Query Table to join featureclass with table using 2 fields

I would like to join a forest density table to a forest ownership featureclass in a geodatabase based on two columns in each (TPO_Owner and County_Nm) so I can populate the Density column in the ...
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Batch Assign Coded Domain Values with Multiple SubTypes?

I have a File GeoDatabase (v10.0) with multiple layers. Each layer has a range of Subtypes (1 to 20+). I have created coded domain values that I would like to assign to their appropriate field. I ...
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File Geodatabase dependency missing

I am using File Geodatabase API into my own MFC C++ application (which only reads data from .gdb folders). I have include all the headers and libraries required for the api in the project Properties ...
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updating Z coordinates of points in polylines

I have a polyline feature dataset with Z coordinates. I'd like to change the Z values (e.g.) by adding 10 meters. I am trying the following code, but no changes happen. It seems the code is able to ...
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Features lost when creating “Local copy for editing”

I want to edit a hosted feature service from AGOL (no server). I followed the steps to create a local copy for editing, however when I do this - not all of the features exist in the local copy. I ...
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How to convert csv file into geo database file?

I have a csv file that i want to export to a file geodatabase (*.gdb) in C#. I am currently looking into GDAL ogr2ogr commands. They have a way to convert gdb file into csv file but not the ...
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Writing Where Clause for text field in arcpy.SelectLayerByAttribute_management()?

I am having problems writing WhereClause for my program. I am using 10.3 arcmap. My layer comes form a file geodatabase. I have this code: mlayer = arcpy.mapping.ListLayers(mxd, "1415_LGA_SpatJ", ...
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Merging multiple feature classes in file geodatabase with ogr2ogr?

Is there a way to merge multiple feature classes into one feature class in a geodatabase with ogr2ogr? If this isn't possible with ogr2ogr, is there another method? I'm using the ESRI File Geodatabase ...
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Deleting feature class after importing into feature dataset?

Here are my actions so far: create gdb import feature classes create new feature dataset import feature classes So now I have my feature datasets with all my layers as well as the original ...
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How to deal with large dataset when using Intersect?

I'm trying to do something similar to this post but the intersection tool operates indefinitely and doesn't stop. I want to create 1-mile buffers for all my study parcel centroids (about 5,000) and ...
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Referencing Feature Dataset in File Geodatabase with ArcPy?

I'm trying to develop an arcpy script which will eventually loop through number of rasters and feature classes stored in file geodatabase. I'd like to export spatial reference for these attributes ...
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Exporting photo from geodatabase

I have a lot of photos in the geodatabase, I want to export the photos to a file. How do I export the photos from geodatabse? What tools are used?
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How to control field properties when importing csv to Arc gdb [closed]

I am writing Python code to import csv files with UK postcodes to ArcGIS file gdb. The import works fine, however, text fields in newly created table in gdb have length of 8000 characters. Is there a ...
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Open source server option for ESRI tile cache

I've been given a data extract that appears to be from an ESRI server, and I think is meant to be map tiles (e.g. from a tile cache server). I don't know enough about ESRI products to identify which ...
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Why does compressed & zipped/unzipped file geodatabase give Open Failed Error opening feature class Cannot access secured data?

In ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop, a colleague compressed a file geodatabase and then zipped it and sent it to me via email. I unzipped it and was unable to add any of the feature classes into my map ...
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Reading raster datasets from file geodatabase with FME?

I have a file geodatabase (10.2) with geodatabase feature classes as well as geodatabase raster datasets. I am using the Esri Geodb API reader in FME Desktop 2014 to read feature types from this ...
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How to find Coordinate System of datasets inside MDB and GDB

I have been given some ESRI personal geodatabase files (MDB) and file geodatabase files (GDB). I don't know the coordinate system(s) for these files. Is there a way to do this without using ESRI ...
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File Geodatabase (*.gdb) support in QGIS?

Following questions: Open Source Tool capable of reading Esri File Geodatabase (.gdb)? How to access file geodatabase in Qgis? How to get FGDB support in GDAL 1.9 without compiling? I have spent ...
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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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Open ArcGIS Geodatabase as python file object

I'm developing a script to POST a .GDB to a geoprocessing service. Part of my workflow involves opening it while building the POST request: files = {'file': (open(C:\\Temp.gdb, 'r'))} r = ...
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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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Using modelbuilder to calculate different areas of overlap over time?

Been looking all over the place for a solution to this and nothing’s turned up, so I thought I’d ask directly. I am looking to build a model that calculates the total area of timber harvest within ...
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ArcGIS Online fails to add zipped File Geodatabase?

I couldn’t figure out why The ArcGIS Online fails to add a zipped “file geodatabase”, and gives the following message: Invalid name ‘xxx.gdb’ found in input publish parameters
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How to enable Esri file geodatabase support in QGIS 2.0 on OSX?

What steps do I need to take to get Esri .gdb files functioning in QGIS? I'm a QGIS user running v2.0 (Dufour) on Mac OSx 10.8.5. I have some data in .gdb format and need to access this and work ...
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converting shp to fileGDB with ogr2ogr changes geometry type?

I'm converting a shapefile to file geodatabase with GDAL 1.11.3 and the ESRI FileGDB driver. ogrinfo on the .shp gives: $ ogrinfo NED1_Index.shp INFO: Open of `NED1_Index.shp' using driver `ESRI ...
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How do Arc Grids and file geodatabase rasters differ?

I know that they are stored differently, but I'm interested in comparisons such as storage capabilities, access speed and data types. I've searched the web but haven't found any such technical ...
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AutoCAD to GIS Standards for Easy Import

Trying to setup an AutoCAD Template that will be easy to import into Arc geodatabase. What is the best way to assign attribute data to cad features without using blocks? Is there a way I can setup a ...
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Improving performance when importing file geodatabase into PostgreSQL?

I have a file geodatabase created with ArcMap 10.1 that contains one feature class with 650 million points. The feature class contains the shape field and an identifier. The .gdb is approximately ...
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Mass ArcPy GDB Load

Looking for a best practice for loading mass quantities of data into an Oracle GDB using ArcPy. I'm attempting to load ~10 million records of Polygon and Point shape data into a GDB (~5M per table). ...
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ArcPy and File Geodatabase Character Encoding

I have a JSON file containing special characters, which can be represented in Unicode. However, as soon as I export that JSON file to a file geodatabase using arcpy, the special characters all ...
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Importing data from online my sql data base to the attribute table in arcgis 10.2

I have point features in ArcGIS which have sewer manholes plotted on them along with latitude and longitude. The attributes of these manholes are stored in an online server using MySQL database. Can ...
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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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Automate multiple repetitive ArcGIS 10.2 Table Relates?

I have a situation where multiple users will be creating many file gdb's in ArcGIS 10.2 using just the basic license. The data format is standardized and will have a feature layer with point data and ...
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Memory leak in ArcGIS aggregate points/buffer/Addfield/cursor?

There are concerns about the ability of ArcGIS 10 to fulfill a requisite of mine. ET Geowizards has been tried, although it doesn't have the same capability of ArcGIS e.g. I cannot aggregate all of ...
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Appending data in a relational database without changing the GUID

So I am building an ArcGIS relational geodatabase; one copy is stored online for users to enter data into and another copy is stored locally for minor processing and then to generate reports. The ...
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Appending/Updating Feature linked annotation

I have a station feature class inside a geodatabase with 25 feature linked annotation connected to this station feature class. I am trying to update all 25 annotation with new stations from this ...
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FME: floating point precision issues (ArcSDE / FGDB)

I am working on a (generic) FME Workbench that clips and exports data from ArcSDE database into the File Geodatabase (FGDB) format. The SDE features are clipped using an AOI, that arrives in the ...
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Resourcing Geodatabase, automation

I have just set up a new geodatabase that will be updated on a quarterly basis and will be eventually used for an internal mapping service. This new database contains 6 feature datasets with 5 to 20 ...
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Transforming file geodatabase feature classes 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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Editing a File Geodatabase via LocalServer, can't edit attributes

I am trying to edit a file geodatabase that is referenced from a map package that I load through a LocalFeatureService. The file geodatabase is not within the map package, it is referencing the file ...
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python crashes creating many Feature Classes in multiple Feature Datasets

I'm trying to populate a Geodatabase with roundabout 60 Datasets with a new Featureclass for each Dataset. To do this, i wrote a python-standalone-script that loops through these datasets and creates ...