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Learning ArcGIS Geodatabases by Hussein Nasser

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Creating the geodatabase

After we have designed the geodatabase schema, it is now time to author the geodatabase. In this section, we will use ArcCatalog to create the geodatabase. ArcCatalog is an application that allows us to author geodatabases, browse through them, add/delete datasets from geodatabases, and so on. To create your first geodatabase, perform the following steps:

  1. Open ArcCatalog; you can find it in the Start menu under the ArcGIS folder, as explained in this chapter. The following screenshot illustrates this:
    Creating the geodatabase
  2. Once you start the application, make sure you see the Catalog Tree window. This is the folder view of your computer, and this ...

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