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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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Does it matter whether I use ArcCatalog or Access to compact a geodatabase?

I've been tasked with compacting some of the personal geodatabases (MDB files) in our office every few weeks. These reside on a couple of separate file servers. I have been using ArcCatalog to do ...
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Listing Feature Classes, Geometry Types server and user names from a parent directory in Python in ArcGIS

I have parent directory containing subfolders with layer files (.lyr) and I want to list Feature Classes, Geometry Types, server and user names for these files. Also I need Python to scan these files ...
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WMS layers don't draw in QGIS or ArcMap but do in OpenLayers [closed]

WMS Map was published by myself in AutoDesk Infrastructure Map Server 2013. I can connect and load detials (properties / metadata) in QGIS Browser, ArcCatelog. I can load the wms into QGIS desktop and ...
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Bulk grant privileges to multiple tables at once in ArcGIS Desktop?

I am able to grant multiple privileges (SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE) to multiple Users/Roles to one single Table each time on an Enterprise Geodatabase from ArcCatalog 10.1. That's done by Manage -...
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Using multiple address locators in ArcGIS

I am geocoding millions of addresses for my research (every registered voter in six states). I am using two geocoders: one that is really fast and one that has fewer unmatched addresses when I ...
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Arcpy connect to folder [duplicate]

Would anyone know if there is a way to automate (in arcpy) Arcgis's Connect to Folder function from a list of directories? What I am after is an automated process to take a list of directory file ...
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Metadata edit bar disappeared in Arc Catalog

could anybody help me? in my Arc Catalog the edit bar for Metadata disappeared. In my Catalog it looks like this: But this ist from Esri website, it should look like this: How can I add this ...
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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 create new geodatabase for SQLServer Express in ArcCatalog 10.0

I'm trying to create a new geodatabase in my local SQLExpress Database Server from ArcCatalog 10.0 (ArcInfo). I can create a database server entry just fine (image below): ESRI documentation has me ...
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Workspace or data source is read only

I am using ModelBuilder in ArcCatalog 10.1 to convert an ASCII files to TIFF and add spatial reference. I have hundreds of files to convert so I'm using the Iterators. After doing 10-20 files ...
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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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Database Server Node vs. Database Connection Node

What are the main differences between the Server Node and the Connection Node? The only difference I have been able to find is that the Server Node is intended for administrative tasks while the ...
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Delete Features from a feature class that participates in a topology

I have an enterprise geodatabase and I would like to delete features using the tool from a feature class that resides in one of the feature datasets and participates in a topology. I tried using the ...
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Unable to draw shape after shapefile merge

I have merged a bunch of shapefiles in ArcCatalog and get the "the selected file failed to draw...." error. Every thing has merged alright in the db. I'm new to GIS and could use some help. Each of ...
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Transforming takes long time with st_transform

I have two shape files contains considerably large data. I exported them to my geodatabase(using arccatolog), which takes 2 days. The problem is their srid must be changed. So i tried creating new ...
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ArcGIS 9.3.1 User Privileges

I know that you can grant privileges for users using ArcCatalog for the whole Dataset as letting them select, update, delete and insert feature classes. But my question is how could I grant the ...
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Is it possible to export Map Service to cache or to raster

I've added The server under GIS Servers in ArcCatalog. At that server i have Map Service of an orthophoto. is it possible to export that that Map Service to raster or to cache ?
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Model runs in ArcMap but not in ArcCatalog?

I have a model I built to select and delete features, I built it so I can run it quick on multiple feature classes. Works fine in ArcMap 10.3 but when I use it in ArcCatalog I get the error "Value ...
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Downloading Geodatabase to ArcCatalog

I think this is a fairly easy question so apologies. Someone sent me a .gdb in Google Drive. When I download it to my computer, it is a file folder with all the .gdb contents in it. I can't figure ...
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Identify button pop-up window no longer displays in ArcCatalog?

When I use the identify tool within ArcCatalog (10.2.1), I no longer get the pop-up window that provides the information about whatever feature was clicked. I'm not sure when this issue started, but ...
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Control visibility of ArcGIS Server service by capability

I've got a service published on ArcGIS Server 10.3 that has feature access enabled along with the (always-enabled) MapServer. Is it possible to control the visibility of a service such that the ...
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Can X-Ray for ArcCatalog handle attribute indexes?

I've been using the excellent ArcCatalog X-Ray for working with designing a geodatabase. Is there a way to create attribute indexes in X-Ray? The geodatabase XML schema does contain an element, but ...
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Cannot convert csv file into point shapefile using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I can import my large csv file into ArcGis Desktop and I can view it in Catalog and everything looks fine. When I go to 'create feature class' it does not recognize the column that I need to use for ...
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Adding custom columns to the details view in ArcCatalog

When you right click an MXD in ArcCatalog and go to properties you have the option to add a description to your MXD. The description field can also be set from ArcMap. What I would like to know is ...
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How to fix problem with ModelBuilder batch processing raster output names

I am using ModelBuilder in ArcCatalog 10.3 to automate a large workflow. As part of this process I am running my inputs as a list (batch processing) and using in-line variable substitution so that I ...
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Access ArcCatalog Window through ArcPY

I want to create a button in ArcCatalog that takes the metadata from the selected file in ArcCatalog and prints it to a text file. The metadata extraction part is done, and I have succssfully tested ...
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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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Correction spatial reference

Please assist me on how to use ArcCatalog to confirm the spatial reference is correct and adjust if necessary.
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How do I drag item/file from ArcCatalog to custom UI form created with Toolbar Add-in?

I have created a button add-in in ArcMap that pops up custom UI/Form. I want to drag and drop file from ArcCatalog into the textbox on the Form. I am able to do so with windows explorer but not from ...
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arcsde topology register issue

I am in trouble with the topology in a sde database. I create a topology in a dataset from arccatalog, after managing to register it as aversion, I try to validate it from arccatalog, it tells me "...
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Create spatial view that references multiple databases

Based on this link, it sounds like I can create a view from separate spatial databases. Cross-database queries are permitted and ArcSDE views can reference data from multiple databases provided ...
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ArcCatalog 10.1 tree doesn't refresh after adding new custom IGxObject at runtime

I am using ArcObjects 10.1 (.NET) to customize ArcCatalog: adding new nodes in catalog tree like in the Esri's example. But when I add new child node to already expanded parent, it doesn't show up in ...
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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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Cannot create new spatial database connection in ArcCatalog?

I have searched a lot in the net, but i just found Add Spatial Database Connection fails? here. However, I cannot see the confirmed answer. I want to know if anyone has found the solution? my ...
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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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Why are steps out of order when running model in Batch? [duplicate]

I have an issue using an ArcMap model in batch mode. The purpose of my model is to obtain the result of an OD cost matrix from a selected network and a set of origins and destinations. My goal is to ...
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Is there a way to add Common Fields to multiple Feature Class's in ArcCatalog?

I've got a File Geodatabase that has many different feature class's. Now versus adding common fields one feature class at a time to the attribute table is there a toolbox or way to add a field to ...
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How to find within a geodatabase from the catalog window

I have a geodatabase containing hundreds of feature classes that I want to be able to search within so that I know which feature class to load. All the feature classes come from different data ...
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How to prevent ArcCatalog's “create pyramids” popup from appearing every session

For some reason, my ArcCatalog isn't remembering the setting for "always create pyramids". I see this dialog whenever I try to preview a raster without pyramids (in a new ArcCatalog session) despite ...
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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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“Upgrade Metadata” prompt in ArcCatalog

A few months we began seeing a pop up in ArcCatalog when hitting the "Description" tab asking if you want to upgrade metadata. Clicking yes or no results in the existing metadata being deleted. ...
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Can X-Ray for ArcCatalog be used without Excel?

Can X-Ray for ArcCatalog be used without Excel? Our organization went with Libre Office as a budget savings move. Calc in that suite can read/write .xls files, but X-Ray appears to require Excel ...
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Remove duplicate features based on attributes using ModelBuilder?

I need to create a model in the ArcGIS ModelBuilder. I am working with a feature class of zip-codes for a state. I have got to the point where the zip-codes that have duplicates are selected from the ...
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How can I make ArcGIS 10.2 overwrite folders instead of pasting a new/copy folder (with a (1) suffix?)

Just upgraded to 10.2 from 10.0 and I have always edited data on the C: drive then pasted this updated folder onto the "work" server. In 10.0 the folder is overwritten. In 10.2 the folder is copied ...
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Can an external application start ArcCatalog.exe and immediately navigate to a specific folder?

I'm looking something similar to explorer's command line switches: explorer.exe /select,c:\examples\condensed\need\obtains\dispute\under\billion\floor or explorer.exe /e,c:\examples\condensed\need\...
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Copying shapefiles within windows explorer (or - extension) [closed]

Is there a user-friendly way to copy shapefiles to a different file location? ArcCatalog is not fast enough for this purpose, creating new map and navigating to this new workspace takes a lot of ...
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How do you view the current spatial index grid size for a file geodatabase feature class?

I am receiving an "The spatial index grid size is invalid." error during a copy/paste of polygon features in ArcMap and I successfully corrected it with AddSpatialIndex. But in an effort to figure out ...
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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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Does Metadata for ArcGIS Python script tools in custom toolbox work?

I've created several python scripts and created tools from them. I have a custom toolbox that contains all of my tools. I add this toolbox to the ArcToolbox window in ArcCatalog. I want to create ...
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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 ...