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File geodatabases are a proprietary data format created by ESRI.

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Installing File Geodatabase (*.gdb) support in QGIS?

I have spent around 2 days to find the way to open GDB (Esri geodatabase) in QGIS (or any other open source software) but still without success. I have downloaded the newest OSGeo4W installer and ...
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Choosing File Geodatabase (*.gdb), Personal Geodatabase (*.mdb) or shapefile format?

Previously, I have used geodatabases as an easy way to keep all files together rather than having dozens of shapefiles all over the place, and it is easier when finally exporting all the relevant data ...
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Open Source Tool capable of reading Esri File Geodatabase (.gdb)?

I have an ESRI File Geodatabase (.gdb) file that I would like to convert to shapefile (or any other non-proprietary format). Are there any Open Source tools to do so?
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ArcCatalog says spatial references don't match between feature dataset and feature class with same coordinate system?

I have a feature dataset that is using the GCS_WGS_1984 as the geographic coordinate system. It includes a few feature classes. This feature dataset is itself in a file geodatabase that contains a ...
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Reading feature class in file geodatabase using R?

I have a feature contained in a geodatabase that is larger than 2GB as an exported shapefile. I need to run an extract function in R to attribute the polygons with data from a raster file. Exporting ...
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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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How to make a GIS inventory?

My office will be seeing a big change in its GIS section. This section has been operational since the 1980's and has a huge collection of GIS data (i.e., shapefiles, raster files, data, etc) but never ...
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Read a table from an ESRI file geodatabase (.gdb) using R

I am trying to read a table directly from an ESRI file geodatabase into R. An example data file can be downloaded here. The database contains a point feature class (Zone9_2014_01_Broadcast) and two ...
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Recalculating full extent of File Geodatabase feature class?

I have a featureclass in an Esri file geodatabase. When I edit the features using the editor in ArcMap, and I delete most of my features and keeping only the ones in the middle, the zoom to layer ...
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Listing feature classes with active domains?

I have an Esri file geodatabase with attribute domains defined. I need to delete some of the attribute domains but can't because "The domain is used by an attribute rule.". How might I discover which ...
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Bulk field renaming in file geodatabase? [duplicate]

I have a file geodatabase with several hundred feature classes in it. Some feature classes have a field that got named incorrectly, and it got named "SCHEMA_FEATURECLASS_ENTITY" instead of just ...
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How to Import ESRI Geodatabase format .gdb into PostGIS

I ran into a problem when loading a ESRI Geodatabase format .gdb into PostGIS. I have data 2.5GB GDB file. I followed some tutorials on the internet, but it seems that doesn't work out. I created a ...
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How to convert data from a .gdb into a shapefile without ArcMap?

I have a .gdb folder with LOCK Files, FREELIST Files, ATX Files, GDBINDEXES Files, GDBTABLE Files, GDBTABLEX Files and, SPX Files. I want to convert the parcel data within this folder into a ...
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Is licensed file geodatabase really secure?

I am planning to deliver our geo data in Licensed File Geodatabase format. This option was quite impressive as customer can have good look of the data with limitation and expiry date before purchasing....
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Creating table containing all filenames (and possibly metadata) in File Geodatabase?

I need to create a metadata-table for all files in a File Geodatabase. Is it possible to automatically be updated with new filenames, and possibly even metadata (as created in the ArcGIS metadata ...
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Reading File Geodatabase using R?

File geodatabase (fgdb) includes numerous file geodatabase tables. As far as I know they exist as dbf files, but are within a Database.gdb. In ArcCatalog, the file pathway resembles C:\Users\...\...
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Is it possible to edit layers from a FGDB - File Geodatabse in QGIS?

I think I've found the answer (you can't edit FGDB's) but there seem to be few reports around that it is possible to edit FGDB files in QGIS. Can anyone advise if it's possible to setup QGIS (...
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Why do file geodatabase and SDE readers produce different fme_geometry types? [closed]

I have one very simple workbench that I am running against both SDE (9.3) and FGDB (10.0) sources. I noticed two different fme_geometry values for same type of objects. For the first one, i.e SDE 9....
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Using Dropbox to Sync File GeoDatabases?

I've been able to accumulate a large free dropbox account and use it to Sync my GIS databases across several different PC's. I've just started doing this and havent had any problems thus far. But I am ...
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Performance of ArcGIS Engine using multiple file geodatabases as opposed to one?

I'm trying to decide the best way to organize my data for an ArcGIS Engine application. I am particularly interested in map display and query speed. Currently I have all of my data separated into ...
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Are personal geodatabases better suited for quickly querying indexed attributes than file geodatabases?

I'm preparing data for an ArcGIS Engine application that queries the data to search for an address. Sometimes we search just on the street name field, just on the house number field, or both. When ...
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Copying file geodatabase on ftp site to local disk using Python?

There is a file geodatabase sitting on an ftp site that I would like to download with a Python script. Right now I'm thinking one way to do this is to copy the ftp geodatabase to a geodatabase on my ...
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How to get FGDB support in GDAL 1.9 without compiling?

I was hoping that I could use the 'master' (nightly-build) version of QGIS to get fgdb support without compiliing (I'm not a developer and frankly have wasted days of productive time trying to get ...
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How to disconnect all open GDB locks in ArcMap?

I am having trouble releasing GDB locks in ArcMap 9.3. Does anyone know a way to disconnect from all open GDB connections in ArcMap 9.3. I could close and re-open arcMap, but that seems to be a ...
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Verifying that attribute indexes are being used in query from ArcObjects?

We have some software as part of a larger project written using ArcObjects via .NET. This software migrates and merges data from multiple file geodatabases in one schema to a single file geodatabase ...
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Working with File Geodatabase in QGIS for MAC OSX?

I understand there are programs like OSGeo4W that allow windows users to work with Esri File Geodatabases, but is there something similar for Mac OSX 10.6?
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How to unit test ArcObjects with Mocking?

I'm a huge fan of unit testing, but still make use of a FGDB to grab features for running unit tests against when using the ArcObjects framework. Is anyone successfully using mocking against thinks ...
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Check validity of file geodatabase using arcpy

AS the title suggests, how can I whether a GDB file is valid using arcpy? One approach is, only checking the whether the name ends with .gdb, but that's not a robust approach. Because a normal file ...
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Accessing file geodatabase (.gdb) rasters with GDAL?

I'm working on a tool that converts raster layers to arrays for processing with NumPy, and ideally I would like to be able to work with rasters that come packaged in a .gdb without exporting them all (...
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Why does ArcGIS “forget” my specified default GDB for a map document (mxd)?

I'm using ArcGIS 10.0 on Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate. I've noticed that sometimes ArcMap's geoprocessing tools as well as scripts seem to forget my setting in the mxd (confirmed via arcpy.env.workspace ...
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Why Intersect gives ERROR 999999: Error executing function Invalid Topology [Too many lineseg endpoints]?

I am trying to run an Intersect process in arcgis 10 sp 3 with 2 file sets (aspect and slope) from up to a 1m DEM across an area of 65,000sq km. The aspect has 9,930,384 records and the slope has 31,...
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How to convert GDB data to shapefiles without ArcGIS?

We've got some data (supposedly it's a simple collection of points--or at least that is all we need to extract) from a 3rd party in a GDB folder (I don't know how to tell what version) but we don't ...
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Building FGDB support for GDAL 1.10 on Ubuntu

Because data.gc.ca is now distributing some of its data in FGDB format (example: Plant Hardiness Zones), I would like to be able to use it with gdal/QGIS. The compile/install is not going as planned, ...
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Opening File Geodatabase in QGIS for Ubuntu?

So far I have found instructions on stack exchange but they are for windows. And so far the information I have found is for windows. I currently have Ubuntu 13.04 Raring tail. I am using qgis 1.8. I ...
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QGIS does not read ESRI Geodatabase correctly

I have a geodatabase from the EPA that does not seem to me reading correctly with Quantum GIS. QGIS Version 1.8.0 (Lisboa) and GDAL/OGR 1.9.2 When I open the attribute table the first two columns ...
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Copy file geodatabase using Python?

I am trying to copy fgdb from one path to another using Python. copy(base.gdb,dest) And got the message: Error Info: [Errno 13] Permission denied: How to fix it?
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Converting ArcGIS date value to string reading in mm/dd/yyyy format using ArcPy?

I am writing an arcpy tool script in ArcGIS 10.0. In a fGDB feature class, I have a Date type field. I gather that the values in the Date field are stored as long integer dates, but they display in ...
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Is there a way to tell the geodatabase version using Python?

I want to find out if either a file or personal geodatabase is 9.3, 10.0, 10.1, etc Is there a way to do this using Python?
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Extracting specific values to new raster in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a map with data stored in file geodatabase (gdb) format. As I opened it in ArcGIS 10, I see that it has data for 12 years, each year encoded in different color. How do I create 12 different ...
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Slow FileGDB Performance in GDAL

I am attempting to write many ASPRS LAS point files into an ESRI File Geodatabase using my compilation of GDAL 1.9.2. The FileGDB driver for GDAL/OGR appears to be incredibly slow when writing large ...
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Building GDAL With Read/Write Support of FileGDB

Has anyone been successful in building gdal with read/write support of file geodatabases? I am able to build successfully, just never see FileGDB as in the supported vector formats. Here is what I ...
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Performing Full Text Search of Esri geodatabase?

How would you go about searching the contents of features, the values in the attribute columns, in an Esri geodatabase? (preference for file-gdb, but SDE would be useful too.) I can envisage workflow ...
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Converting File Geodatabase Table to Access 2007 ACCDB table programmatically?

Does anyone know of a method to convert a File Geodatabase Table into an Access 2007 Table programmatically. I have been trying using the PYODBC library and a series of insert statements but am ...
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Geometry errors when importing data from ESRI file geodatabase to PostGIS

When I run the following command to import by data from an ESRI fgdb to postgis... ogr2ogr -f "PostgreSQL" -a_srs "EPSG:28355" -t_srs "EPSG:3857" PG:"dbname=tp_test user=postgres port=54321 password=...
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Converting high precision dataset in file geodatabase to low precision using ArcObjects?

A high precision dataset was loaded from a file geodatabase into arcsde 9.3.1. The dataload was achieved by copy/paste in ArcCatalog. A custom tool (arcobjects) that extracts from the dataset to a ...
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Converting File Geodatabase feature classes to shapefiles in ArcGIS Desktop?

How can I convert a File Geodatabase feature class into a shapefile? I found the help for ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 and it tells me: On the main menu, click Customize > Toolbars > Production Mapping ...
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How to create something similar to GDB in QGIS?

I used to work with ArcGIS. There I had geodatabases in which I could store several shapefiles with defined layer styles. Is there a way to do something similar with QGIS? The background is: we are ...
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Using String Functions (LEFT, RIGHT, MID) in Select By Attributes against a File Geodatabase using ArcMap 10

I finally (albeit reluctantly) made the switch from a personal geodatabase (pGDB) to a file geodatabse (fGDB) not too long ago. The main reason it took so long to switch has to do with how Select by ...
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Collapsing folder structure into single folder using ArcGIS ModelBuilder?

I have a single folder, let's call it Folder1, which contains multiple folders; FolderA, FolderB, FolderC.....FolderZ. Folders A-Z each contain multiple file geodatabases. Folders A-Z do not contain ...
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Querying Esri File Geodatabase?

What is the best way to look at and query data (e.g. group by) in a file geodatabase? I'm thinking something similar to opening up a Personal Geodatabase in Access, creating queries, adding columns, ...