I'm working with ArcGIS 10.1 SP1. I have finished 18 months of collecting data and digitization and built an impressive GDB with a lot of tables, relationship classes and 100 feature classes. Now i need to deliver it to the costumer. The GDB need to be updated twice a year by me and the customer can make some changes at tables but not at feature classes. What are the best practices for GDB maintenance ? I thought about editor tracking and using complex relationship classes. More ideas are most welcome. Thanks a lot, Geog
Why without ArcSDE? Are you aware of ArcSDE Personal Geodatabases?
ArcSDE Personal Geodatabases are included in ArcGIS for Desktop Standard and Advanced (formerly ArcEditor and ArcInfo) license level without additional license fee. I am talking about ArcSDE Personal Geodatabases. I am not taking about Personal Geodatabases. Sometimes ArcSDE Personal Geodatabases are also called ArcSDE for SQL Server Express.
ArcSDE Personal Geodatabases are “multiuser Geodatabases”. They support multiuser editing, versioning and replication.
ArcSDE Personal has limitations:
- maximum 4 gigabytes of storage per database
- 1 editor at a time
- 1 CPU core
- only Server Express 2005 (bundled within the ArcGIS Desktop installation package)