Questions tagged [esri-geodatabase]

Esri geodatabase is a database schema designed by ESRI for managing feature classes, versioning, topology, networks, terrains and other Esri application specific storage requirements.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
19
votes
14answers
44k views

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 ...
8
votes
2answers
6k views

Opening Raster stored in Esri Geodatabase using QGIS

Is there a way to open a raster that is stored in ESRI V10.0 Geodatabase in QGIS V2.4? I can open the vector layer, but there does not seems to be a way to open a raster.
3
votes
1answer
2k views

ArcGIS Attribute Subdomain?

Is there a way to create attribute subdomains in ArcGIS with clauses? For example, if I'm editing a line feature class of pipes, I create a domain for the pipe type to be either plastic or metal. I ...
26
votes
4answers
34k views

What is the difference between Coverage, Shapefiles and Geodatabases in ArcGIS?

I was wondering about the difference in spatial data storage methodology used by Coverages, Shapefiles and Geodatabases in ArcGIS. Coverage was the initial format, followed by Shape Files and now ...
4
votes
3answers
3k views

PostGIS and ArcSDE mixed environment

I am trying to setup up a enterprise geodatabase with ArcGIS 10.4.1 and PostgreSQL 9.4 where I can use PostGIS for my SQL queries in PostgreSQL and have the sde functionality. I have a windows ...
9
votes
6answers
18k views

Trouble importing Feature Classes into Feature Datasets

I'm sure there must be a simple reason for this but I can't seem to be able to import a shp file or a feature class from another file or sde geodatabase into a Feature Dataset without getting an error....
10
votes
3answers
10k views

Creating 9.3 version of geodatabase in ArcMap 10?

Under the What's new for geodatabases in ArcGIS 10 Esri talks about an optional parameter that allows you to create a 9.3 geodatabase in version 10. I cannot find any other info. Any help on how ...
7
votes
2answers
3k views

Checking if domain already exists using ArcPy?

I am trying to check the existence of domains in my file geodatabase which contains 4 domains (automatically populated after I created some annotation feature classes). My code is as follows: import ...
40
votes
6answers
22k views

Migrating geodatabase data into PostGIS without Esri apps?

Can you tell me how I can load geodatabase data into PostGIS without having to install Esri apps? The solution I found online talked about using ArcGIS to convert GDB to SHP and then importing SHP ...
30
votes
2answers
45k views

How to access file geodatabase in Qgis? [duplicate]

How does one access data from an Esri file geodatabase in Quantum GIS? I've seen snippets of conversation that indicate it's possible with qgis 1.7+ and gdal 1.9+ but no clear recipe. I recognize ...
9
votes
6answers
21k views

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 ...
10
votes
1answer
13k views

How to update length property of feature class field in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a feature class with a string field that I want to update the length from 10 to 25. Is there a way or a tool to update this property without having to create a new field and using field ...
8
votes
3answers
1k views

Can primary keys and foreign keys be used in versioned geodatabases?

I've been brushing up on relational database design theory, and I keep coming across primary keys (PKs) and foreign keys (FKs). PKs and FKs are said to be pillars of relational database design and ...
14
votes
4answers
10k views

Exporting features with attachments for use outside ArcGIS?

ArcGIS 10 features the new ability to add attachments to individual features to feature classes stored in a geodatabase. One use of this would be to add multiple pictures to a specific location, fire ...
11
votes
5answers
17k views

ArcGIS fails to import all records from huge CSV file to file geodatabase table despite being within FGDB table size limits

I'm using ArcGIS 10.0 on Windows 7 64-bit with 4GB of RAM. I have some very large tables in CSV format to import to ArcGIS, they all have about 30 fields, upwards of 5 million records per table (a ...
7
votes
4answers
7k views

Export to a Shapefile and maintain Domain Coded Values

I maintain a complex parcel fabric that uses coded value domains for a few fields. These are short integer fields with values from 1 - 6. These values represent say 1:Integrated Registered Survey Plan,...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Transfer subtype Descriptions form long integer value into a string at new diffrent field

I need to convert entire geodatebase into shp files.One of the layers have 30 subtypes. I want and maintain the subtype data. Is there a way to Automatically populate the name of the subtype (Transfer ...
7
votes
4answers
611 views

Storing ArcObject inside BLOB or XML field of geodatabase?

Is it possible to store an ESRI object inside a blob field inside a geodatabase? If not, perhaps a serialized XML representation? I'm thinking about storing IFeatureRenderers inside these fields. ...
3
votes
4answers
3k views

List of all fields and their domains for each table using SQL (table name, field name, domain name)

I'm trying to list all fields (in all tables in an Oracle geodatabase) and the coded value domains that they use. +------------+------------+-------------+ | table_name | field_name | domain_name | +-...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Can I use an Update cursor with a versioned feature class which has attachments in ArcObjects .NET

I have a problem with my code (C# ArcObjects 10.1). We are trying to update and insert 10 - 15 rows at a time into a feature class hosted in ArcSDE 10.1 on SQL Server 2008 R2. We have a feature class ...
23
votes
1answer
11k views

What are Esri Geodatabases?

What are the various formats/storage technologies which fall under the name Esri Geodatabase? What are the most important differences between them? and (briefly) what are the mainstream means to ...
25
votes
7answers
48k views

Changing data source for all layers in MXD?

I have an MXD. It connects to about 30 layers in one of our SDE databases. I want to change the SDE database they connect to. Is there a way to do this without having to right-click every layer ...
25
votes
3answers
29k views

Differences between Raster Dataset, Raster Catalog, and Raster Mosaic

I have about 40 scanned, colorful Geology maps that are GeoTiffs. I want to bring them into an Esri FileGeodatabase to lower their size, combine them as one and display them with a mostly transparent ...
5
votes
2answers
23k views

Converting GML to Geodatabase Feature Classes?

I have a series of XML files containing GML tags such as : <gml:posList srsDimension="2">454780.3125 525867.9375 454762.0625 525994.5625 and I need to convert these into ESRI feature classes. ...
6
votes
3answers
994 views

What is ArcGIS for Desktop (and Geodatabase) equivalent to Regions of ArcInfo Workstation Coverages?

Here's one for those who've been around the block a few times. ArcInfo Workstation from days of yore had an intelligent data model called Regions or Region sub coverages. With this model one could ...
3
votes
2answers
4k views

Listing Feature Classes of Multiple geodatabase in Multiple Folder?

I'm new in python scripting and try to list polyline feature classes of multiple Geodatabases. The Geodatabases are in many nested folders.For example in folder "A" I have 20 folders and in each ...
11
votes
4answers
13k views

Character encoding support in geodatabases and shapefiles

I've got several geodatabases that include feature classes with Greek letters in a lot of the attributes. When I try exporting a feature class as a shapefile from ArcCatalog, the attributes are ...
7
votes
5answers
6k views

Using PostgreSQL with ArcGIS

Have mercy ... with Stackexcachange I'm not yet so familiar, so this is initially somewhat opaque. I try to do my best to organize this thread as well as possible. Recently I've started to get WFS ...
4
votes
4answers
2k views

How to distinguish between File and Personal Geodb workspace?

I am looking for a way - given an IWorkspace object - to check if it was created from a Personal-GDB or a File-GDB. I tried using IWorkspace.WorkspaceFactory to check if it's an instance of e.g. ...
3
votes
1answer
4k views

Connecting to SQL Server Geodatabase using ArcObject in C#

I am going to save a polygon that is created from points to remote geodatabase. I am new with ArcObjects and can't understand how it works... at this point I want to open a connection to database ...
3
votes
4answers
4k views

Creating unique IDs for file geodatabase using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I use ArcEditor licence level, ArcGIS 10.0 version, and we're talking about a file geodatabase. I have several feature classes (electric energy domain) and I want to connect them using relationship ...
3
votes
1answer
345 views

What requirements does ArcMap have for an ObjectID field name?

When creating standalone tables in a geodatabase, what are the requirements for the OID/FID/ObjectID field name? Specifically, does it have to be named 'ObjectID'?
0
votes
2answers
2k views

Reducing number of point features considering minimal distance and spatial distribution [closed]

I have a certain number of generated node features using FME 2016. They are coming as output of one FME workbench and actually representing characteristic points of underground cables. Total number of ...
7
votes
3answers
3k views

Creating geodatabase feature class using geodatabase table schema with ArcPy?

Is there a way in ArcPy to create an empty polygon geodatabase feature class that will acquire the schema of a geodatabase table? I know that it's possible in ArcCatalog (New -> Feature Class and ...
5
votes
2answers
8k views

Fixing Script Error Invalid Pointer from ArcGIS Geoprocessing Tools?

I am just learning ArcGIS 10.2 and it was working well until I tried to use the Export to a Geodatabase (single) option for a dbs table I made. Since then, it seems I now get the same Script Error for ...
4
votes
1answer
298 views

Can a Geometric network be hosted in a Spatial Data Service?

I'm wanting to deploy a geometric network to Sql Azure, where clients can trace through it. The Spatial Data Services Deployment Utility allows me to deploy each featureclass from a geometric network ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

Using ArcObjects, how to convert an Access table into a proper geodatabase table?

I have inherited an ArcGIS application that creates a number of access database tables. I'd like to use ArcObjects to convert them to proper geodatabase tables, which I understand to mean simply ...
2
votes
2answers
921 views

Moving data from columns in a table to rows by a key field?

I would like to shift data found in a column to a row by Key field. I have a table, within a geodatabase, set up similar to what's below. KEY_ Value 123 Yellow 123 Blue 456 Red 456 ...
15
votes
2answers
4k views

How to import esri Personal Geodatabase (.mdb) to PostGIS on Linux

We have esri Personal Geodatabases that we need to import into PostGIS. Ultimately, we'd like to allow people to upload an MDB on a web server, and have it import the layers into PostGIS. On ...
7
votes
3answers
7k views

Why does query table return more records than expected?

I need to join one feature class and one table. This is a one to multiple join, therefore, my only option seems to be by creating a query table. My problem is that the fields I want to join do not ...
6
votes
2answers
2k views

Creating geodatabase from CSV using python

I have a file with weather data (daily) for multiple weather stations for multiple years. I am looking for some python script to automate the database creation process and its interpolation on a daily ...
6
votes
2answers
4k views

Seeking Esri tools to design geodatabase?

There is a confusing multitude of tools written by Esri and others (some supported, some unsupported) for designing and diagramming a geodatabase. Here is an attempt at creating a definitive list of ...
13
votes
3answers
4k views

How to compare schemas from two File geodatabases?

We have template geodatabase, which we send out to our regional Data creators. They update these geodatabases and digitize all the data from their region in the predefined featureclasses. Now that we ...
8
votes
3answers
3k views

What are convenient uml tools to create geodatabase models?

I used to model databases with Microsoft Office Visio, then export the model to xml and import geodatabase schema to GDB with ArcGIS tools. Since Microsoft no longer support Visio export to xml, what ...
4
votes
3answers
4k views

How to a sync file geodatabase across multiple office locations?

I am planning to have a work project with multiple file geodatabases, fgdb (consisting of images, grids, feature class, etc) and these will be passed along to three regional offices and will sit on ...
2
votes
1answer
699 views

Link Excel Table to Access/Arcmap Personal Geodatabase Table

My overall goal: My coworkers have an excel table which they update/use frequently. The table is not in a format that arcmap can decipher. Therefore, I've created a locked sheet (in the format I ...
11
votes
2answers
17k views

Export all coded value domains from a geodatabase

On the ESRI-L mailing list this morning there was a question about how to see or export all the coded value domains for a geodatabase. The goal is to present the content of the domains in a tabular ...
10
votes
1answer
7k views

What are the differences between Append and load data in ArcGIS?

I confused about differences between Append tool in Arctoolbox and Load data in Geodatabase. I think both of them are the same in the result feature class.Both of them use a default output feature ...
8
votes
5answers
7k views

Is there any place in which I can find a list of invalid database characters for ArcGIS 10?

Relating to my question about the split tool here, as suggested I ask a new question: is there any place with a list of invalid characters to use in a database in ArcGIS 10? edit: It is in relation ...
7
votes
1answer
1k views

Difference between registering with ArcSDE and registering with Geodatabase?

As I understand it : Registering with ArcSDE: gives the possibility to ArcGIS to recognize spatial data stored in a database Registering with Geodatabase: makes it possible for data to participate in ...