I am looking for a tool (Python library etc.) that would allow me to edit a file geodatabase without Esri software?

It is possible?


GDAL/OGR has python bindings and a FileGDB driver, but it requires the FileGDB API SDK from ESRI (not free, but AFAIK free of charge).


You could utilize my Python wrapper for the File Geodatabase API.

Read about it here: http://libjoe.blogspot.com/2014/02/python-wrapper-for-esri-file.html

I also started an open source project for it: https://code.google.com/p/file-geodatabase-api-python-wrapper/


As wrote before + The File Geodatabase must be created in ArcGIS 10(+). File GDB's created using ArcGIS 9.X are NOT supported.

Also it is possible with Qgis with the mentioned library - well I only opened the file, didn't try to edit - more here: File Geodatabase (*.gdb) support in QGIS?

(I wanted to wrote this as comment to previous answer but I don't see any link "add comment")

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