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File geodatabases are a proprietary data format created by ESRI.

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Getting Unicode/Codepage problem - Convert UTF-8 to ANSI with File Geodatabase

I have a Codepage issue, and for now I am a bit stumpped My original source data contains multiple country data delivered in SHP (UTF-8). The data is then merged into a File GeoDB as the data is too ...
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Repairing paths of unmanaged raster catalog in file geodatabase?

I'm using ArcGIS 9.3.1 and I have an unmanaged file geodatabase with raster catalogs in it. Tiles are loaded inside the catalog and each tile has a "Full Path" property which is environment specific. ...
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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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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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Need links on DWG to GDB conversion using FME Workbench

I am using FME workbench (trial version) to convert .DWG to .GDB (ESRI Geodatabase [file based]). I have mapped the Writer attributes with the exact Writer attributes. In fact, in the test database ...
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Unable to change name of feature class using ArcGIS Desktop?

I am in ArcView 9.3. I have created a personal gdb and a Feature Class. I was able to change the name of the gdb, but why CAN'T I change the name for the Feature Class (FC)?
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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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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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Why does Erase give ERROR 999999 (Error executing function Invalid Topology Negative point valence)?

I am getting the following error when I try to erase a set of data from a file within a gdb. Any idea on what to do? I have done repair geometry multiple times on the input/erase datasets. I have 16GB ...
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Referencing Feature Dataset in File Geodatabase with ArcPy?

I'm trying to develop an arcpy script which will eventually loop through number of rasters and feature classes stored in file geodatabase. I'd like to export spatial reference for these attributes ...
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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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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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Does File Geodatabase performance degrade as it fills up?

I'm having a memory leak issue. Upon investigating this more, it seems the file based geodatabase I write to in a loop, is growing very large, and as it grows, it significantly degrades the ...
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Memory leak in ArcGIS aggregate points/buffer/Addfield/cursor?

There are concerns about the ability of ArcGIS 10 to fulfill a requisite of mine. ET Geowizards has been tried, although it doesn't have the same capability of ArcGIS e.g. I cannot aggregate all of ...
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Creating feature class in file geodatabase in ArcGIS Desktop with arcgisscripting?

I am using ArcGIS Desktop 9.3. What I am looking to do is create a file geodatabase and add a feature class directly into that file geodatabase, as opposed to creating a feature class outside the ...
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How do I move and/or rename a file geodatabase?

I am expanding the scope of an existing file geodatabase so I would like to move it up a folder hierarchy as well as rename it. For both of these operations, is it as simple as moving the folder via ...
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Using kriging with data in GDB

I have series of data in my GDB I am running the program under VBA and what I want to do is using the data by the tool Kriging. This is what I thought: First, Kriging needs data that must be a ...
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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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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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Opening ArcCatalog to FGDB causes application to fall over

I have some python scripts I have written to create a lot of objects. I write these, in code, to a couple of FGDB's. If I happen to open ArcCatalog in one of these FGDB's, the application falls over,...
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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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Editing feature attributes (e.g. text field with typo) in ArcGIS Desktop?

A feature class in a file geodatabase has a hand full of features where a text field is typo'd. How do I edit this to fix the typos?
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Data ETL workflow optimization

I have a legacy workflow that I would like to optimize and automate (at least partially). The current workflow goes like this. I receive a MS Access .mdb file containing a single table. This table ...
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Transfering a lot of features from geodatabases?

I'm having a problem where I need to export a large amount of content from 2 geodatabases of different nature (SDE -> File). I have three options: Spatial Select, a regular SQL select and the full ...
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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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How do I build a form within ArcMap?

I am building a file geodatabase using ArcGIS. The gdb is going to be distributed to dozens of 'stand alone' machines. End users are expected to populate the gdb with data. End users do have ArcGIS ...
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Meaning of number after username in file geodatabase schema lock?

I'm using the ISchemaLock interface to return schemalock info on featureclasses in a file geodatabase: // If schemalock count is >=2, then we have a problem, something else has a lock on the FC ...
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Where should the data update date be entered into the FGDC metadata form (esri)?

if you've edited data recently (a gdb feature class), either spatial or tabular, and you want to capture the "update date" and possibly a note about what was updated, without overwriting the "...
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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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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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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 ...