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ArcGIS for Desktop Cookbook

By : Daniela C Docan
Book Image

ArcGIS for Desktop Cookbook

By: Daniela C Docan

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (18 chapters)
ArcGIS for Desktop Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Exporting file geodatabase to different data formats

In ArcToolbox | Conversion Tools, you will find a lot of tools to convert geodatabase data to another format. With the Search tool, you can find four tool types: Script (for example, Python file—.py), Built-in, Model, and Specialized (for example, Spatial ETL Tool). Use the Search window for a quick built-in tool search with the Tools filter and the Local Search index option, as shown in the following screenshots:

Getting ready

In this recipe, you will migrate a geodatabase into the Extensible Markup Language (XML) interchange format and the Esri shapefile format using the ArcCatalog context menu.

The XML workspace document stores the specification of the geodatabase and the data stored in it. It is a data exchange format used for:

  • Sharing geodatabase data and schema to other applications

  • Adding more data, domains, objects, and rules to an existing geodatabase

You will exclude data and will export only the schema of an existing file geodatabase...