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What are some best practices for managing large amounts of geospatial data?

How do you manage your geospatial data? I have terabytes of data spread out over hundreds of datasets, and have an ad-hoc solution using symbolic links within projects which link back to an ...
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Versioning with ArcSDE - Is it possible to cancel or reject edits once they've been posted?

I am using ArcGIS 9.3.1 and attempting to work with an SDE geodatabase (with one polygon feature class) that has already been registered as versioned. I'm new to versioning and am still trying to ...
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How to deal with versioning in OpenStreetMap?

The topic of managing geospatial data in a more general sense has come up before here. The topic of versioning was mentioned there as well, but not really dealt with. Traditional geospatial data ...
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Tools to compare unversioned copies of geospatial data

My office has about 100 GB of geospatial data of varying forms (imagery, feature classes in geodatabases, LIDAR, tables, etc) that have gone somewhat unmanaged for the decade during which they were ...
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Applying version control to ArcGIS Models

Version control is an indispensible tool for software development, allowing one to reliably and cleanly step back in time to the last time X did it's job exactly right, or to see what changed between ...
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Comparing 2 vector files

I'm looking for a tool which compares two vector files (eg shapefiles). Eg 2 versions of a river network. Quite a lot of the records are equal, but some are different. A possible output would be eg a ...
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Has anyone discovered any compatibility issues between ArcGIS 10 clients editing older ArcSDE geodatabases (e.g 9.3.x)?

I’ve read the ESRI documentation here: http://goo.gl/UUSM (link to ESRI) and http://goo.gl/TsmV (link to ESRI) , so I know the documentation states that you can. And I’ve actually edited data (a ...
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Reconcile a Versioned Geodatabase with only the DEFAULT version

Follow up to this: Spatial Database Connection String I am trying to reconcile a versioned geodatabase that has only one version, DEFAULT. I am following the steps from the ESRI documentation: A ...
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In a versioned geodatabase, what impact do delta tables and the state tree have on query performance?

We have a versioned arcsde geodatabase (arcgis 9.3.1 on oracle 10g) with a fairly complex data model that includes about 100 featureclasses and non spatial tables, a geometric network and many ...
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Problems when trying to Undo edit operations in ArcGIS

I'm trying to programatically stop/abort/undo an edit operation inside a ArcSDE environment. My environment is currently Oracle, ArcSDE 9.3.1 and in our custom code (I inherited a large ugly portion ...
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How to undo ArcGIS “Move Edits to Base” mistake?

I'm trying to help a client who mistakenly checked the "Move Edits to Base" option when versioning a feature class in ArcGIS. They would now like to fix this mistake. However, they don't want to ...
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How to store and serve data and its progress over time in GeoServer?

I recently started working with GeoServer and stored some shape files. I successfully can retrieve the data as JSON. The data I want to maintain in the database changes over time. I do not want to ...
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How to store historical versions of road (route) portions?

Part of my job is to analyze certain portions of road for our clients. A client will ask, I want to look at Road A from parcel XYZ to parcel RST and Road B from parcel RST to parcel OPQ. The way I do ...
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How to check whether a fc is registered as versioned or not using python

How can I check whether or not a feature class is versioned using python? I'm trying to register feature classes using a python script. Before I do this I need to check whether a feature class is ...
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Versioning commercial datasets in ArcSDE + Oracle

We are building an application with several spatial tables, provided by a commercial vendor, at its core. The vendor provides updates quarterly. We maintain several tables of our own, derived from ...
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After running the Version Changes tool ..Export pre-reconcile/post records from parent

I would like to export those records identified as changes after running the Version Changes tool before running Reconcile and Post tools. Preferably with python or having python call a program to do ...
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How can we use SQL to update feature class attributes in a versioned geodatabase in ArcGIS Workgroup

ArcGIS Workgroup Edition 9.3.1, MS SQL 2005 Express I have some attribute data that I want to periodically update with information from another RDBMS using SQL UPDATE commands. The data is ...
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Distributed versioning of geospatial data

I'm getting started on the design of a new system that would reconcile, merge, and synchronize changes made across numerous geospatial databases of common ancestry, on an ongoing basis. These ...
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ArcSDE Archiving - H tables

We have ArcSDE 10.0 on MSSQL 2008 with Geodatabase archiving enabled. In the process of updating a topology I deleted the topology, disabled archiving, unregistered as versioned and then recreated ...
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ArcObjects IConflictsWindow3 not seeing version reconciliation conflicts

We are working on a reconcile and post add-in for one of our departments. I'm able to successfully complete the task if there are no conflicts or if I specify which version 'wins'. We would like to ...
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How to set up a Revision Control for ESRI File Geodatabase?

I'm interested in doing revision control (Mercurial) on some file geodatabases. Does anyone have an idea of which files are important (need to be saved) and which can be ignored? Note that I'm not ...
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Creating a multiversioned view with ArcSDE and SQL Server 2008 R2

I am using the administration command sdetable -o create_mv_view to create a multiversioned view on a table in SQL Server 2008 R2. Everything appears to be working correctly with one exception: The ...
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Is there a way to check if data was versioned using “move edits to base” option?

Is there a way to check if data was versioned using "move edits to base" option? Preferably through ArcGIS itself or using Python, but any way will work. EDIT Is there way to see if this box was ...
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Which part(s) of the ArcMap user interface uses the Rogue Wave Objective Grid(OG1200ASU.DLL)?

I'm trying to troubleshoot ArcMap 10 crashing when I reconcile a version and I think it is OG1200ASU.DLL causing the problem. I'm guessing it's the attribute table or the attribute inspector. ...
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How to edit a given version of geodatabase?

I have a versioned geodatabase. Any of that versions are used only by one user. So then user called "XXX" has a version called "XXX". So then now I want to make a changes on given version, but when I ...
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SDE Topology dirty areas don't go away

Just looking for an explanation on SDE Topology dirty areas that don't go away. My workflow involves editing a version of SDE data, then once finished I use the Validate Topology in Current Extent ...
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Is there a tool to track edits that were made?

Is there a tool/report that keeps track of what edits were made that I could run prior to or after reconciling my versions? This would help me to know if there are any changes I need to make to any ...
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How to repair Geometric Network in Versioned ArcSDE Geodatabase?

Our Versioned ArcSDE workflow has a feature dataset with Geometric Network in the parent (Default), which users derive in their own versions. It is now observed that in some versions, the geometric ...
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Triggers for delta tables

I have been facing an issue to capture the delta updates on SDE. We have written triggers on A and D tables to capture the delta updates(to capture the version name based on state id's), however I ...
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ArcSDE - How to edit mosaic dataset

I have a mosaic dataset (Raster) in an SDE database. As expected, when I click start editing, ArcMap says that I have to do "Register as Versioned" before, but I can't have a mosaic dataset in a ...
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Tracking change with ArcSDE/Oracle

I'm looking for the simplest way to track changes ([delete, update, create] feature(s)) made to the DEFAULT version of a given feature class in ArcSDE(10) and Oracle(11g). Qualifier: I am not a dba ...
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Unable to edit data in an ArcSDE geodatabase

I'm dealing for the first time with an ArcSDE geodatabase so I'm facing simple problems to you. ESRI help wasn't of much help (to a begginer at least). I can't edit my data in ArcMap, most probably ...
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What's the proper way of deleting versioned data from an SDE geodatabase?

I haven't really read this anywhere. What is the proper way of deleting versioned data from an SDE geodatabase to make sure nothing is left behind in the A & D tables? Do I need to unversion the ...
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ArcSDE 10.0 - Reconcile Post

Is it possible to edit the same feature in sde in two different versions and rec/post version A's edits to the parent. And then rec/post version B's edits of same feature. And then see which vertex ...
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Change SDE Version in ArcGIS JavaScipt API depending on connected user

I am programming for an web editing application with ArcGIS API for JavaScript. I've published a version of ArcSDE with Feature Acces and I need to know how can I change in the web application from ...
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Steps to create an interface Editing ArcSDE Layers in a web service online. Similar to ArcGIS Desktop

The initial idea is to make a multiuser web service for editing versions of an ArcSDE geodatabase online (each version for each user. Is it possible to acces through a password and user name?). Can I ...
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Finding the Default version in a large linage tree

I have a very large versioning linage tree. I am using the arcGIS 10.0 GDBT tool. How can I find the node with the default version?
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How to solve an “Error found when retrieving conflicts.” error in ArcMap?

I uncovered this error when testing ArcMap 10 SP2 for a customer: This occurs when the conflict is detected--ArcMap is attempting to show the conflicts window but fails. I get this error on all ...
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Data loss after compressing geodatabase in ArcSDE

I suffer sometimes from data loss after compressing ArcSDE geodatabase, this geodatabase contains versioned feature classes, so the compressing script reconciles and compress the geodatabase: # ...
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Moving Versioned Data between different geodatabases

Can you please let me know how to migrate feature class which is registered as version and archiving is enabled on it From: Database Environment: ArcSDE 9.3, RHEL 5, Oracle 11.2.0.2 To Database ...
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Geoserver Feature Versioning Support

I am creating a map feature editor that supports versioning & rollback using Geoserver as the WFS. From what I've read online, it seems Geoserver supports feature versioning. My question is how ...
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How to register as versioned using SDELayer?

This is the normal process using ArcCatalog : I want to automate this process using sdeLayer or any tools - does anybody have an idea as to how to do it? there is an application sdelayer ...
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Register as versioned with move edits to base - when not to?

What limitations do I get, when I chose to register as versioned with the option to move edits to base?
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Is the “sdetable” command available with ArcGIS Workgroup

Is the "sdetable" command available with ArcGIS Workgroup, or only the Enterprise edition? We have ArcGIS Server Workgroup 9.3.1 and want to update some of the feature class tables with data from ...
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SDE Versioned Data Editing Problem

ArcMap is telling our users that data from a certain feature dataset needs to be registered as versioned to edit. ArcCatalog is showing us that the feature dataset in the SDE is not registered as ...
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ArcGIS: Versioning, Post & Reconcile, Compressing, and Lost in Space

Alright guys, I'm in a bad way here. Here is the short version, and I'll post the long detailed version below. I'm needing to figure out an easier way to post changes to the data on our SDE ...
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Error during reconcile: "The version could not be reconciled. Invalid network element id : Field is not editable

While reconciling a child version with the parent version, in a dataset containing Geometric network, the following error was noticed. Error during reconcile: "The version could not be reconciled. ...
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Is it possible to retrieve lost versioned data in SQL Server Management Studio?

One of my staff accidentally deleted a feature class she was creating in her version before I reconciled it. I have grabbed a back up of the database from yesterday in SQL Management Studio. Is ...
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Problems with versioning

I have 5 PostgreSQL_PostGIS database in my company and i conneting on them through ArcSDE. Four of database work correctly, only with one i have i realy big problem. When i make two versions of ...
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“Definition Query on a versioned Geodatabase”

I would like to implement Specific views to the SDE users, based on Definition Queries of common attributes , like Date created > = October 1. But on first look, the definition queries are for ...