I am a big user of DotSpatial and have even contributed some source code. However, I am having some roadblocks in trying to figure out if DotSpatial can read a file geodatabase. I have posted on the official forum but don't think its very active right now.

Has anyone been able to do this with DotSpatial?

  • SharpMap has a C# data provider for the File geodatabase format.
    – klewis
    Commented Jun 10, 2019 at 20:24
  • Let me take a look. I think i already exhausted that avenue.
    – sinDizzy
    Commented Jun 17, 2019 at 23:48

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If no one has already done this for DotSpatial, then a good starting point for you will be the File Geodatabase API:

The API provides basic tools that allow the creation of file geodatbases, feature classes and tables. Simple features can be created and loaded. See the README included in each of the zip/tar files for a more complete list. .NET bindings are included.

  • I will look into it. The hard part is integrating it into the DS framework.
    – sinDizzy
    Commented Jan 11, 2019 at 16:26

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