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Dec 31, 2016

GIS database types

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Hi Rich, Hope things are going well! I have a GIS question for you... When it comes to personal geodatabases vs. file geodatabases do you prefer one or the other for use with Assisi? I would assume that you would want us to stick with the personal format (.mdb) so that we could tie in with Access and Assisi more easily. Let me know what you think or if it matters at all. Thanks, Ryan

Dec 31, 2016

HI Ryan, You can really use whatever GIS format you want since it’s the GIS program rather than Assisi that determines how easy it is to link to Assisi’s database. Although ESRI does recommend the File Geodatabase over the Personal Geodatabase. See these links for more: http://webhelp.esri.com/arcgisdeskt...odatabases www.esri.com/news/arcuser/0309/files/9reasons.pdf The one exception is if you want to use Assisi itself to display maps within the Assisi Interface. Then your maps have to be in shape file format. Shape files are old technology but you can use Assisi itself to browse stands, plots and trees by clicking on features in the shape file viewer in Assisi. In the future we will add direct geodatabase support but we haven’t heard all that much call for adding more mapping ability to Assisi as of yet. I suspect external tools are what everyone is already comfortably with. However, moving to a more visual interface is where we want to go in the future, and that means more mapping. Maybe we should move that up on our todo list? Rich

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