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ArcGIS for Desktop Cookbook by Daniela Cristiana Docan

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Importing vector data

When you are importing existing vector data in your geodatabase, you have to inspect the following characteristics of your data:

  • Source and data format (for example, internal/external, reliable, supported)
  • Spatial reference (for example, maybe you will need to transform or project the data)
  • Attributes (for example, field data type: short integer, text, date)
  • Corresponding scale of the source data
  • Metadata information (for example, quality of data, access, use and legal constraints)

You have already added data to a file geodatabase:

  • Using Load Data to add a feature class in the Editing features in a geodatabase recipe of Chapter 2, Editing Data
  • Using Import from the ArcCatalog context menu to add a feature class in the Projecting ...

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