[postgis-users] ESRI Geodatabases, relationship classes and PostGIS

Abram Gillespie abe.gillespie.lists at gmail.com
Thu Jul 24 21:15:55 PDT 2008

Hi Regina,

Just for completeness, Bill was able to verify that zigGIS works fine
with 9.3 as well.


On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 10:05 PM, Paragon Corporation <lr at pcorp.us> wrote:
> Juan,
> Can't say I'm even a mildly competent user of ArcGIS products, but hopefully
> the little I know about the topic will be of help to you.
> For GeoDatabase -> PostGIS -  OGR2OGR  has worked well for me, its free, and
> also can deal with other formats as well.
> We have some of the more commonly used cases we use documented on our site.
> We recently added a Personal Geodatabase example which is further to the end
> of the document
> http://www.bostongis.com/PrinterFriendly.aspx?content_name=ogr_cheatsheet
> For editing data in ArcMap
> ArcGIS 9.3 has built in support, but I think you may need to purchase the
> PostgreSQL SDE license to use it.  Check out Bill Dollins -
> http://geobabble.wordpress.com  he has a number of articles on using both
> builtin support and using ZigGIS
> Paolo Corti -
> http://www.paolocorti.net/2008/06/06/spatial-database-for-postgres-and-arcgis-users-how-to-choose/
> Dave Bowman for some more examples of using ArcGIS 9.3 with PostGIS  -
> http://blog.davebouwman.net/2008/05/12/PostGISRound2ReadingTheManual.aspx
> If you are using ArcGIS 9.2 and below or you just need desktop editing
> support (and are using ArcGIS 9.3) and don't want to pay for an SDE license,
> check out ZigGIS plugin for ArcDesktop - http://www.obtusesoft.com/pr.html
> Hope that helps,
> Regina
> ________________________________
> From: postgis-users-bounces at postgis.refractions.net
> [mailto:postgis-users-bounces at postgis.refractions.net] On Behalf Of Juan
> Declet
> Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2008 4:59 PM
> To: postgis-users at postgis.refractions.net
> Subject: [postgis-users] ESRI Geodatabases, relationship classes and PostGIS
> Hi, all. I am evaluating PostGIS to determine if it can suit our needs.
> What I currently have is a personal geodatabase (.MDB) file, created in
> ArcCatalog.
> This geodatabase has a number of relationship classes created in ArcCatalog
> that are
> used in ArcMap to facilitate editing and addition of new features.
> What I am looking for is a spatial data server where I can publish this
> geodatabase and make it available for ArcMap users to connect to this data
> source and edit the dataset. In other words, I need an Open Source
> equivalent to ArcGIS Server or Arc Spatial Data Server (ArcSDE).
> The questions are:
> 1. Will PostGIS recognize relationship classes created in ArcCatalog, being
> that these are not exactly like those created in Access or in an Access-like
> environment (i.e., relationship classes don't show up in the Relationships
> window in MS Access)?
> 2. Can a client such as ArcMap connect to a PostGIS data source?
> I appreciate the input of seasoned PostGIS users in this matter.
> Regards,
> Juan Declet
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