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An application under the ArcGIS Desktop suite that is used to manage and create spatial data and databases.

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How to use PostgreSQL/PostGIS with ArcGIS for Desktop? [duplicate]

Has anyone used PostgreSQL with PostGIS successfully? I am a semi-experienced ArcGIS user and want to build out a database and connect it to ArcCatalog. I've scoured the internet for resources but ...
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How to get size of file geodatabase feature class on disk?

Is there a simple way to determine the amount of hard drive space a feature class takes up? I feel like I'm missing something simple, but I don't recall a method that does so. You would think that ...
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Reordering fields (permanently) in file geodatabase using ArcGIS Desktop?

Using ArcGIS 10.0, is it possible to reorder the fields in a file geodatabase, and have the order persisted to the database? We considered exporting to XML, and writing a parser to change the field ...
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Converting ArcGIS feature layers to GeoPackage?

Is it possible to directly convert feature layers in ArcGIS to GeoPackage? In ArcGIS Desktop 10.5's ArcToolbox, under "Conversion Tools/To Geopackage" the only option that appears to me is "Add ...
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How can you tell if ArcCatalog Geoprocessing is still running?

Is there some other way other than the logs to check that ongoing geoprocessing is working correctly? I am running the Buffer tool with dissolve type ALL on ArcCatalog 10.1. I was expecting the the ...
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Searching many feature datasets for ArcSDE feature classes using field filters in ArcCatalog?

I have ~30 feature datasets and ~100 feature classes spread throughout the feature datasets. I would like to search for a feature class by name among the feature datasets. Also, I would like to ...
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Create metadata for multiple datasets simultaneously in ArcGIS 10

I am trying to find a way to create metadata through Arc Catalog for multiple datasets simultaneously. I'm working within a file geodatabase, which composes of multiple feature classes and rasters. ...
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Is there a way to connect to PostgreSQL in ArcCatalog without SDE? [duplicate]

Is there a way to connect to PostgreSQL in ArcCatalog without SDE? I came across this post from 2011 that suggested using zigGIS but I can’t find a working link to the program. A little background: ...
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ArcObjects: How to insert data into a table?

I have a table in ArcCatalog named WorkOrderAss. This table contains 3 columns: (OBJECTID, FeatureName, Name). I want to insert data to this table from the code behind in C#. Any help would be ...
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Search if field exists in feature class

I have a few dozen feature classes, one of which contains the field I am looking for. They are stored in several different file geodatabases. Is there a quick way of searching each feature class to ...
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Un-deleting folder accidentally deleted in ArcCatalog?

aka "dude where's my OOPS command?" I accidentally hit the DEL key with a folder selected in ArcCatalog, and it's apparently gone forever. There was no warning message shown, and it doesn't go into ...
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Is there an efficient way of sending a large raster image?

Rather simple question: I have two large raster images that are stored in ArcSDE. I need to send these images to someone else, and post it on their ftp site. What is the most efficient way to send ...
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Unable to debug Esri Addin for ArcCatalog

It was a toss of a coin whether this question is a GIS.SE or StackOverflow question... I'm going with GIS.SE because the problem seems to lie with ArcCatalog. I have several addins that have been ...
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Can't open ArcCatalog Database Connection SQL database Tables with field names greater than 31 characters

I am using SQLEXPRESS as a test environment. My issue: I have a database connection in ArcCatalog to a SQL database. Some tables in the SQL database have field names greater than 31 characters and ...
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Removing spatially duplicate features using ModelBuilder?

I am creating a model to remove features which are duplicated within a polygon feature class. Most of the features are duplicated once, but about a quarter have up to three or four exact copies. I do ...
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Automatic batch update a file geodatabase from shapefiles

Every week I need to update the same shapefiles that are used to produce up to date maps. The files are downloaded from 3 different web-servers. The thing I want to do is to have a script that can ...
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Connect to Postgresql ArcSDE 10.1

I cannot connect to postgresql 9.0.5 with ArcSDE 10.1, using ArcCatalog 10.1 on Win 7 professional 64 bit. I followed the steps described here, and installed the Pg-Agent from Stack builder. When I ...
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How could I switch data connections in case of server failover?

Here is the scenario. I want to be able to switch the end users database connections automatically in case we ever have to switch to our backup SDE server. My first thought was to set up sde ...
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How can I reduce the size of my file geodatadase?

We're using file geodatabase for tax mapping. we save building photos and there are 6000 buildings. The size of this data 2GB. So loading the data takes a lot of time we are not unable to do work ...
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Is ESRI metadata standard compatible with GeoNetwork metadata standard?

Is ESRI metadata standard compatible with GeoNetwork metadata standard? If yes how do I update the Geonetwork metadata using Arc-Catalogue 10 Metadata xml?
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Forcing Python Toolbox tool to break loop and do cleanup when user clicks Cancel?

I am writing a Python tool that perform heavy tasks in a loop. When the user clicks "Close" I want to break the loop, perform some cleanup, and then finish. Consider this example tool that counts ...
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How to find the number of raster bands?

I have downloaded a 7.5 min DEM . Now while I am trying to mosaic them it gives me an error saying "Input and target dataset should have the same number of bands" . How can I figure out the number of ...
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Changing layer's ArcSDE data source user name?

I am a new hire and I'm in the process up setting up my database connections and default instance. I set up my personal database connection to the server under my name. I received a MXD from a ...
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Problems with a FileGeodatabase locking

We have file geodatabase on a network drive, version 9.2, which locks every time a specific machine starts up ArcMap 10.0 or ArcCatalog 10.0. This machine isn't actually reading anything from this ...
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How to solve “Cannot create topology” in ArcCatalog?

I have a FileGeodatabase in ArcGIS 10.0 with a feature dataset and five feature classes (3 polygon shapes, 1 line shape, 1 point shape). I'm trying to create a topology to verify some vectors. ...
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Creating relationship classes

I am trying to create relationship classes in a Feature Dataset. The Relationship Class created successfully, I want when I update a record in the Origin table the Destination's would be updated, but ...
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Migrate datatypes from geometry to geography in MS SQL

I have three ESRI feature classes (POINT, LINE and POLYGON) that contain a geometry datatype column with data in a projected coordinate system. I'm looking for a way that I can convert & project ...
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Why does “Add Database Server” in Catalog 10 allow only ArcSDE Personal or Workgroup databases?

Arc Catalog 10 - ArcInfo - Database Severs - Add Database Server: "Add an ArcSDE Personal or Workgroup database server by typing in the SQL Server Express instance you wish to connect to." I want to ...
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Creating a new Normal template in ArcCatalog?

I need to restore my ArcCatalog template to its original default. I am missing the main tab above the toolbar i.e. edit/file/customize etc...I am running ArcCatalog 10.3 on a Windows 10 operating ...
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Identifying ArcMap document version without ArcPy?

Is it possible to identify what version (10.0, 10.5 etc.) an ArcMap document (.mxd) has been saved in? I am aware of ArcPy method to determine ArcMap document version, but I am interested in a ...
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Setting DATE as default column type for esriFieldTypeDate in ArcGIS Desktop?

If I use esriFieldTypeDate with ArcGIS 10.2 a DATE column is created in Oracle. If I use it in ArcGIS 10.6 a TIMESTAMP(6) is used Is there a way to set DATE as default column type for ...
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How to Unlock feature classes in ArcCatalog that don't show user

In ArcCatalog there are some feature classes that are locked and don't show a user. After restarting SQL server, the feature classes remain locked. Any ideas as to what might be causing this and how I ...
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What is happening when I register a “Feature Class” with Geodatabase?

I'm registering a table w/ native geometry with the geodatabase and it is taking a long, long time. Actually I'm not sure if ArcCatalog is frozen or crashing. The table does have several million ...
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Search MXDs for feature class

I've inherited a large somewhat messy database and am attempting to clean it up a bit. Does anyone know if it is possible to search a database to see what arcGIS map documents use a feature class? I'd ...
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Set Data Driven Scale from Arcpy

Is there a way to set the data driven scale from arcpy? Looking at the documentation for the DataDrivenPages class, it doesn't seem to be accessible from outside of ArcMap. The script I run within the ...
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File geodatabase not visible through ArcCatalog

I get the error "There was an error exporting the layer. Invalid function arguments. FDO error: -2147024894 [GDB_SystemCatalog]" when trying to export data from one of my feature classes in my ...
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Python scripts runs from PythonWin but not ArcCatalog (ArcGIS 10)

I add a field to the target FeatureClass it is not present, via arcpy.AddField_management(...). Works fine from PythonWin, but the AddField call fails when the script is run from ArcCatalog. I have ...
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How to use an ArcGIS Server cache directory with multiple (differently named) map services?

We have a map service named 'X' that created and uses tiles in a cache directory 'Folder_X'. I'd like to create a second map service named 'Y' that uses the same cache directory - that is, it serves ...
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Is it possible to change where the Database connection folder is looking at?

In my workplace, we have just upgraded to Windows 7, we have a roaming profile, so all the files that are in the Application Data folder are in a folder called "\username\redirect\Folders.." also in ...
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Generate a list of all theme keywords in ArcCatalog?

Is it possible to generate a list of all themes keywords in ArcCatalog v9.3.1? similarly, I would like to do the same for place keywords as well? My office only have about 10 standalone ArcMap ...
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Creating materialized view from ArcSDE layer

In the past I've used materialized views in Oracle to replicate non-spatial data from one database to another. I'd like to do the same thing with an ArcSDE feature class, but I'm wondering how that ...
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Main Menu and Catalog Tree View in ArcCatalog are not visible

In ArcCatalog (the program, not the window in ArcMap), the Main Menu (File, Edit, View... Windows, Help) at the top and the Catalog Tree View have disappeared and I can't find a way to reconnect them. ...
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Multiple selecting and deleting in ArcCatalog?

I have so many files to delete, to do that I am using ArcCatalog but I can do only one by one. Is there any way to delete many files at the same time. Also, I would like to know how to select more ...
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How do I save a polygon once I have created it in editor?

I am attempting to create a new polygon. I go to ArcCatolog>New>Shapefile and make sure Feature type is set to polygon. I create the polygon and if I click save edits or stop editing, it disappears. ...
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Unable to dock Main Menu in ArcCatalog?

For some reason the Main Menu dis-attached itself from the ArcCatalog window and I am not able to dock it or even move it when i click the menu title bar. The functions work but it's just stuck in ...
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Deleting records from multiple, similar feature classes by attribute values using SQL statement in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have several hundred geodatabase feature classes which all have the exact same fields. I need to go through each of those feature classes and delete any records which match an SQL query (the same ...
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ArcSDE database connection strings for ArcCatalog

Anyone know where the Database Connection strings are located in Program Files for ArcCatalog? I have all my Database Connection strings fixed and all my scripts use them. My computer went down and ...
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Geodatabase compression schedule

Is there a way to schedule a GDB on an SQL server to automatically compress once a day? As of right now I need to remember to open catalog and compress a Geodatabase manually everyday.
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Why does ArcMap drag and drop report “one or more dropped items invalid”?

I've noticed that I can drag and drop data sets into a custom tool within ArcCatalog 10.1, but if I launch the tool in ArcMap and try to drag and drop layers already in my TOC, I get an error one ...
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How can I track/graph arcserver usage statistics?

I’m currently using the ArcGIS Server Properties dialog in ArcCatalog to periodically check the usage statistics for our services. I’d like to be able to chart those to get a big picture view of what’...