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Why does ArcGIS “forget” my specified default GDB for a map document (mxd)?

I'm using ArcGIS 10.0 on Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate. I've noticed that sometimes ArcMap's geoprocessing tools as well as scripts seem to forget my setting in the mxd (confirmed via arcpy.env.workspace ...
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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 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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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 ...
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Data ETL workflow optimization

I have a legacy workflow that I would like to optimize and automate (at least partially). The current workflow goes like this. I receive a MS Access .mdb file containing a single table. This table ...
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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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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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Need links on DWG to GDB conversion using FME Workbench

I am using FME workbench (trial version) to convert .DWG to .GDB (ESRI Geodatabase [file based]). I have mapped the Writer attributes with the exact Writer attributes. In fact, in the test database ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...