A geodatabase that stores data in Microsoft Access format.

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Are personal geodatabases better suited for quickly querying indexed attributes than file geodatabases?

I'm preparing data for an ArcEngine application that queries the data to search for an address. Sometimes we search just on the street name field, just on the house number field, or both. When using ...
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Can ESRI Personal Geodatabase be viewed with any software other than ArcGIS?

Is it possible to open a PGDB file in software other than ArcGIS? i.e are there any opensource software available just for viewing the data?
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How do I open personal geodatabase in QGIS 2.0?

Good afternoon. I am trying to use an ArcGIS (10.2) personal database MDB as a container for data to pass to a QGIS user. I formerly used QGIS 1.8 for Mac OSX, and after some fiddling around, I was ...
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Is there a way to create a Personal Geodatabase in QGIS?

I believe I know the answer, but I wanted to ask. Is there a way to create a Personal Geodatabase in QGIS? I know QGIS can view Personal Geodatabases, but can one be created? I have a project where ...
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How much database bloat is reasonable?

I use personal geodatabases to hold all the data for my projects (probably around 10-20 feature classes across 2-4 datasets on average). I use the personal gdb because I like being able to hook into ...
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Allow multiple users to share personal geodatabases safely?

We're using ArcGIS 9.3 but for reasons beyond the scope of this question we have to stick with personal geodatabases (MS Access .mdb's) and multiple users. How can we set this up so only a limited few ...
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How to Export a Personal Geodatabase to ArcSDE

I want to copy/export my personal geodatabase which consists of feature datasets, relationship class etc to an Enterprise geodatabase. What would be the best approach?
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Read an ArcGIS Feature dataset using GDAL

I am new to GDAL in Python and would like to use it to create a list of populated layers in a ArcGIS mdb Feature datasets. I have the code below that provides a list of all the populated layers but ...
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how does a personal-gdb work from a MS Access perspective?

I am trying to get a better general understanding of how ArcGIS works with MS Access when using a personal geodatabase. If I create a new pgdb and then import a very simple shapefile and finally look ...
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esri pgdb in qgis

Using osgeo4w 1.5, when I go to add vector layer and select file type, navigate to my esri pgdb. I get a not a valid or recognized data source. If I use the database type I get a page that defaults ...
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Failure to Delete Vector File from Personal Geodatabase - ArcGIS 9.3

I have a personal geodatabase - based on an MS Access .mdb file - from which I cannot delete an old feature class. The tables relating to the feature class have been deleted from the .mdb, but the ...
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Append feature layer from one personal geodatabase to another using .Net

I currently have a client that still uses personal geodatabases (Access files). I currently have to open up ArcCatalog and manually append any FeatureLayers that are contained in the original personal ...
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Why does ArcMap connect to a Personal Geodatabase (PGDB) even when no feature classes (or tables?) are referenced in the MXD?

I have an odd question from a user in the same goverment that I work for. When he opens a .MXD-project in ArcMAP a Personal Geodatabase also opens that is not part of the project and does not have ...
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Rasterization tools for vector datasets with styles

I have hundreds of Personal Geodatabases and I want to create one georeferenced TIFF for each one. Each PGDB has the same feature classes ('CotourLines', 'Hidrography', etc) for what I have some ...
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Problem with Coordinate Tolerances when I export my .shp files to .mdb

When I export my shapefile to a personal geodatabase using ArcMap, the result is not the same as the original database. I do not know how to solve this problem.
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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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Can I make an ESRI checkout replica from a checkout replica?

If I create a checkout from a clients geodatabase, can I then turn around and put that replica on our ArcGIS Server and create a couple replicas from it? So, then, our replicas would be synced to the ...
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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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Latitude and Longitudes are replaced with zeros when importing excel 2007 worksheet into personal geodatabase

I am trying to import an Excel 2007 data set into a personal geodatabase so I can convert coordinate systems. The data set includes point locations in Decimal Degrees. When I import the Excel ...
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Load PGDB with filename

this is my first question here and I have done extensive searches but still can't find the (full?) answer I'm looking for. Hopefully someone can help! I am loading a number of personal geodatabases ...
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Driver Error : DTM to Raster using GDAL_GRID

I am looking to interpolate a DTM (eventually over 4,000 DTMs) that is in a personal geodatabase format. I would like to do this in as few step as possible, eventually writing a batch script to do ...
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When Zooming Personal Geodatabase Feature Class Error came

When i joined two different feature class attribute table while i have to zooming the PGDB feature class , drawing error will come. I have attached an example image to show the problem. Thanks to ...
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Access Personal geodatabase using java

Following example through ESRI is to access the features of file geodatabase (GDB) , ...
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Personal Geodatabase not recognized as valid datasource in the last QGIS Windows Weekly build (64 bits)

I was using Personal Geodatabases in QGIS without any problem but it's stopped to work since I installed the last 64 bits weekly build for Windows (1.9.0-35-Setup-x86_64). I'm now receiving an ...
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Cannot Import Feature Class into Personal Geodatabase in ArcGIS 10.1

My objective is really simple. I have a shapefile and would like to convert it to a Feature Class. My goal is to use HEM tools, which I think requires me to convert my shapefile of interest to a ...
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Copying Features from One ArcMap window to another, without losing Related Tables

In our current workflow we are working in a Personal Geodatabase with few features and related tables , many persons will be working in different schemes. When we need to merge these schemes\Pgdb to ...
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ArcGIS, clip issue when using a PGDB

When I clip PolylineMZ feature class inside a Personal Geodatabase it gives odd results for vertices. Vertices are horizontally shifted and do not corespond with original. When I do this in .shp, ...
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How can I open gSSURGO Arcgis 9.2 personal geodatabase with QGIS?

I downloaded the gSSURGO from the usda geospatial gateway yesterday and was disappointed to find that (at least in New York) it was only available as an arcgis 9.2 personal geodatabase. I did a bit ...
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Export From PGDB to ArcSde Using C#

I need help exporting a personal geodatabase Feature Class to an ArcSDE geodatabase using C# ArcObjects with ArcGIS 9.3. I just want to replicate the tool Feature Class to Feature Class ...