ESRI International User Conference 2007

Q & A

Geodatabase & ArcSDE Technology

Q: What are ESRI’s plans for opening up access to the geodatabase?

ESRI will provide full and open access to the geodatabase using the following methods:

* More about file geodatabase

File geodatabases store datasets as folders in a file system with each file capable of storing more than 1 TB of information. Each file geodatabase can hold any number of these large, individual datasets. File geodatabases can be used across all platforms and can be compressed. They support the complete geodatabase information model and are faster than using shapefiles for large datasets. Users are rapidly adopting the file geodatabase in place of using shapefiles.