File geodatabases are a proprietary data format created by 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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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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Recalculating full extent of File Geodatabase feature class?

I have a featureclass in an Esri file geodatabase. When I edit the features using the editor in ArcMap, and I delete most of my features and keeping only the ones in the middle, the zoom to layer ...
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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 Source Tool capable of reading Esri File Geodatabase (.gdb)?

I have an ESRI File Geodatabase (.gdb) file that I would like to convert to shapefile (or any other non-proprietary format). Are there any Open Source tools to do so?
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File Geodatabase Open API

Any ESRI boffins (insiders) know when this will be available? 2010, 2011? FINAL UPDATE now released 20th January 2011 - Can be downloaded here - ...
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How to get FGDB support in GDAL 1.9 without compiling?

I was hoping that I could use the 'master' (nightly-build) version of QGIS to get fgdb support without compiliing (I'm not a developer and frankly have wasted days of productive time trying to get ...
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Why Intersect gives ERROR 999999: Error executing function Invalid Topology [Too many lineseg endpoints]?

I am trying to run an Intersect process in arcgis 10 sp 3 with 2 file sets (aspect and slope) from up to a 1m DEM across an area of 65,000sq km. The aspect has 9,930,384 records and the slope has ...
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How to get size of file geodatabase feature class on disk?

Is there a simple way to determine the amount of hard drive space a feature class takes up? I feel like I'm missing something simple, but I don't recall a method that does so. You would think that ...
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How to unit test ArcObjects with Mocking?

I'm a huge fan of unit testing, but still make use of a FGDB to grab features for running unit tests against when using the ArcObjects framework. Is anyone successfully using mocking against thinks ...
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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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Bulk field rename in file geodatabase

I have a file geodatabase with several hundred feature classes in it. Some feature classes have a field that got named incorrectly, and it got named "SCHEMA_FEATURECLASS_ENTITY" instead of just ...
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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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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 ArcGIS date value to string reading in mm/dd/yyyy format using ArcPy?

I am writing an arcpy tool script in ArcGIS 10.0. In a fGDB feature class, I have a Date type field. I gather that the values in the Date field are stored as long integer dates, but they display in ...
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How to distinguish between File and Personal Geodb workspace?

I am looking for a way - given an IWorkspace object - to check if it was created from a Personal-GDB or a File-GDB. I tried using IWorkspace.WorkspaceFactory to check if it's an instance of e.g. ...
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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 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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Moving all shapefiles (SHP) in MXD to new File Geodatabase (*. gdb) using ArcGIS Desktop?

What I need to do is to move all the shapefiles in an mxd into a newly created gdb, checking prj, and update mxd reference. I have ArcGIS 10 SP4, license ArcView. I studied a bit of Python and get ...
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How to copy a fgdb using Python?

I am trying to copy fgdb from one path to another using Python. copy(base.gdb,dest) And got the message: Error Info: [Errno 13] Permission denied: How to fix it?
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Performance of ArcGIS Engine using multiple file geodatabases as opposed to one?

I'm trying to decide the best way to organize my data for an ArcGIS Engine application. I am particularly interested in map display and query speed. Currently I have all of my data separated into ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a way to save Geoprocesing results?

I have a file geodatabase with a few M-N composite relationships classes. Every few weeks or months I need to load new data into GDB tables; for this I need to delete the relationship classes, load ...
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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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How do I move and/or rename a file geodatabase?

I am expanding the scope of an existing file geodatabase so I would like to move it up a folder hierarchy as well as rename it. For both of these operations, is it as simple as moving the folder via ...
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How to programmatically determine the size of a feature class in a file geodatabase?

My answer to the question How to get the size of a file geodatabase feature class on disk? shows how one can enable a column in ArcCatalog showing the file size of FGDB feature classes in the contents ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Converting file geodatabase with coded domains to PostgreSQL / PostGIS?

We have several file gdb's and would like to convert these to Postgres / PostGIS. We've used ogr2ogr to transfer these files; however, some of the fields are stored as coded domains and the fields are ...
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Exporting geodata from QGIS to Esri File Geodatabase?

For a project I need to create a set of vector data that I think I could do in QGIS. However the customer demands that the final data set needs to be delivered in a Esri File Geodatabase. Is there ...
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Using kriging with data in GDB

I have series of data in my GDB I am running the program under VBA and what I want to do is using the data by the tool Kriging. This is what I thought: First, Kriging needs data that must be a ...
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Geodatabase affecting outcome

Why does my naming convention change depending on where the output is saved? When I save this to a .gdb, the name of the output is "tif", not final_mosaic.tif. When I save the same output to a ...
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Add multiple GDB files in subdirectories to mxd using python

I have GDB files located in many sub-Folders and sub-sub-Folders. All Sub Folders are located in one large directory i asked it for layer file in Add multiple Layer files in subdirectories to mxd ...
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Check layer data type in gdb

I have path to layer or feature C:\base.gdb\test How to check is table or feature class by arcpy?
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Georeferencing CAD Files and Creating Geodatabase

I'm hoping this is an easy question to answer. I have georefrenced a CAD data set to an orthophoto that was projected in NAD 83, and turned it into a GDB. Even though the GDB is not projected, is ...
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“General function failure.” creating Table with ESRI File Geodatabase API

What I'm trying to do: I am creating a C# .NET application for my organization to convert a folder full of shapefiles into a file geodatabase system. What do I have?: My application reads the folder ...
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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 ...