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Multiuser geodatabases anyone?

Greetings from your friendly neighborhood GIS guy!

I’m pleased to announce that the Keck GIS Commons is now hosting and supporting an ArcSDE for Server Workgroup environment for use in long term research projects.  SDE, short for Spatial Database Engine, is a core component of a GIS server platform that aims to enable the usage of Relational Database Management Systems (RDMS) for spatial data.  This is possible by the use of MS SQL Server Express 2008 R2 and ArcGIS Desktop 10.1.


This technology allows many users to edit the same spatial data at the same time.  We can also track these changes and the editors through “versioning”.    The days of having many duplicates of a dataset on many file servers and local computers are now in the past.  Workflows can now be streamlined from the production phase right to publication.  Stakeholders can witness updates and changes to shared data as it happens.

Our current server supports up to 10 simultaneous connections to a multiuser geodatabase.  Each geodatabase can be up 10GB in size.  And the server has a total capacity of 1TB.  As needs change these offerings can change in number of users and total size.

Please contact me in the GIS lab if you have any questions.

1 Comment

  1. mgottfried says:

    This is AWESOME!!! Where do I sign up?

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