Integrate Esri File Geodatabase (FGDB) Using FME

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Solve Esri File Geodatabase Interoperability Issues with FME

The Esri file geodatabase format stores your spatial and non-spatial data, like terrains or relationship classes, in an organized structure to ensure that you can easily query and manage your data. With FME you can convert to or from a file geodatabase so that your data is always available in the format that you need. With over 400+ formats, like DWG and KML, supported, your options are limitless!

Shape Your FGDB For Your Needs

FME’s intuitive user interface and drag-and-drop tools allow you to manipulate your data precisely for your needs. Don’t worry about coding, because you won’t need to do any! Check out our basic Getting Started with Geodatabases Tutorial to learn more about FGDB. With a variety of transformers available, and many file geodatabase tutorials to choose from, you’ll be a file geodatabase master converter in no time!

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Workbench Transformers

Prepare Your ArcGIS Indoors Data

GIS is now being brought indoors to help you model and analyze the spatial qualities of your building. Use FME Form to manipulate FileGDB files that support ArcGIS Indoors data. Doing so will help you prepare for data for use in ArcGIS Pro where you can use ArcGIS Indoors specific tools. FME’s interoperability functions make it easy to bring your building designs, plans, or any other descriptive information to life as an FGDB.

Convert IMDF to FGDB

Automate Your FileGDB Conversions

Converting large datasets with multiple components can be an intimidating task. With FME Server you can create a workspace that optimizes data to meet your standards which can be automated to run whenever you receive additional data. Less time spent on repeatable tasks means more time spent learning about your results.
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About Esri File Geodatabase (FGDB)

Esri File Geodatabase is single-user GIS database framework for a desktop environment. It uses a local file structure for easy access and management of spatial data.

Common Conversions

FME lets you integrate many applications and file formats. Here are some of the ways our users convert Esri File Geodatabase (FGDB).

* The following additional software is required to use this format in FME: Esri ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Engine, or ArcGIS Server


The table below outlines how Esri File Geodatabase (FGDB) is supported by our different FME products, and on which platform(s) the reader and/or writer runs.

Product OS
FME Form FME Flow FME Flow Hosted Windows 64-bit Linux Mac
Reader All Editions checkmark x checkmark x x
Writer All Editions checkmark x checkmark x x

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