Can multiple people edit a file geodatabase?
A file geodatabase is capable of editing by multiple users, just not concurrently. Four fields are added to the feature class attribute table when Editor Tracking is enabled.
What are the various formats supported by geodatabase?
There are three types:
- File geodatabases—Stored as folders in a file system.
- Personal geodatabases—All datasets are stored within a Microsoft Access data file, which is limited in size to 2 GB.
- Enterprise geodatabases—Also known as multiuser geodatabases, they can be unlimited in size and numbers of users.
What is ArcSDE geodatabase?
ArcSDE (SDE for Spatial Database Engine) is a server-software sub-system (produced and marketed by Esri) that aims to enable the usage of Relational Database Management Systems for spatial data. The spatial data may then be used as part of a geodatabase.
What is an enterprise geodatabase?
The enterprise geodatabase is the foundation for building a large-scale GIS with ArcGIS Server Enterprise. It uses a combination of ArcObjects, ArcSDE technology, and RDBMS software to define how data is stored, accessed, and managed by ArcGIS. Conceptually, it stores GIS data in a centralized location.
What are the advantages of a geodatabase?
ARCHIVED: What are the advantages of file geodatabases?
- The file geodatabase uses an efficient data structure that is optimized for performance and storage.
- File geodatabases have no storage size limit.
- The file geodatabase offers improved performance.
- The file geodatabase offers less restrictive editing locks.
How do I create an enterprise geodatabase?
Run the Create Enterprise Geodatabase tool
- Start ArcMap or ArcCatalog.
- Open the Create Enterprise Geodatabase tool.
- Choose SQL Server from the Database Platform drop-down list.
- Type the name of the SQL Server instance to which you will connect in the Instance text box.
How does editing an enterprise geodatabase work?
As you edit the enterprise geodatabase, you work within your own view or geodatabase state; no one else sees your edits until you save them. In other words, two editors who edit simultaneously see only their own edits. When you start editing, you are working with your own representation of the version.
Can a geodatabase be versioned or nonversioned?
Data in an enterprise geodatabase can be either versioned or nonversioned. If the geographic data is versioned, it can be edited in a specific version of the geodatabase. On the other hand, editing nonversioned data is the equivalent of performing standard database transactions.
When do I need an ArcGIS enterprise geodatabase?
Available with Standard or Advanced license. When you need a large multiuser geodatabase that can be edited and used simultaneously by many users, the enterprise geodatabase provides a good solution. ArcGIS Enterprise geodatabases work with a variety of DBMS storage models, taking full advantage of the underlying database architecture.