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Mobile Geodatabase Enhancements in ArcGIS Pro 3.0

The ArcGIS Pro 3.0 release brings more exciting enhancements to improve mobile geodatabase workflows. Some of the improvements are related to the default workspace settings, the properties dialog, and the sharing capabilities.

Got you curious? Great!

But before we get started, make sure to check out the blogs we have previously published on mobile geodatabase. These will help provide context and share more light on the existing capabilities introduced in the previous releases.

Look at Mobile Geodatabases go! (What’s new in Pro 2.7)

This blog introduces mobile geodatabase as a new geodatabase type to store, query, and manage spatial and nonspatial data supported across the Esri platform. The blog also covers mobile geodatabase benefits and basic management tasks.

New Controller Datasets Supported in the Mobile Geodatabase

This blog covers new support for controller datasets such as topology, utility network, parcel fabrics, and trace network in the mobile geodatabase, as part of the ArcGIS Pro 2.9 release.

Now, let’s get into what’s new!

Setting a mobile geodatabase as the default project database

A big step in increasing mobile geodatabase functionality for everyday workflows is enabling a mobile geodatabase as the default database for a map project. The default mobile geodatabase becomes the home location of the map and can be used as the primary location to add and store resultant data from editing and geoprocessing operations.

To make your mobile geodatabase the default workspace, in the Catalog pane, right click on an existing mobile geodatabase and select the Make Default option.

Making mobile geodatabase the default database in the Catalog pane
Making mobile geodatabase the default database in the Catalog pane

Displaying the database type in the Database Properties dialog for mobile geodatabase and other SQLite data sources

The Database Properties dialog provides information about the database or the geodatabase you are connected to. It shows details such as the name, together with the directory path to the location where that file is stored. It also indicates whether you are connected to a file geodatabase, SQLite database, mobile geodatabase, a specific database management system, or a cloud data warehouse.

Prior to this release, mobile geodatabases and SQLite databases were listed in the Database Properties dialog, but it did not show which specific type of mobile geodatabase or SQLite database you were using.

With this new software release, the specific SQLite database type and mobile geodatabase type are now displayed. These are categorized as shown below.

Types of SQLite databases and mobile geodatabases supported in ArcGIS Pro
Types of SQLite databases and mobile geodatabases supported in ArcGIS Pro

 

The Database Properties dialog showing different types of SQLite databases and mobile geodatabases
The Database Properties dialog showing different types of SQLite databases and mobile geodatabases

Sharing data from a mobile geodatabase

Sharing your data is the last, but one of the most important, steps of every workflow, as it provides an efficient way for teams within an organization and beyond to collaborate, view, and access data for further analysis.

Because of that we improved the sharing capabilities from a mobile geodatabase. With ArcGIS Pro 3.0 release you can now share your data from a mobile geodatabase as following:

Data sharing options from a mobile geodatabase
Data sharing options from a mobile geodatabase

The Sharing Workflows from a Mobile Geodatabase blog elaborates on each sharing workflow and highlights essential capabilities to help you successfully share your data from a mobile geodatabase.

 

See you there!

 

 

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Product Engineer in the Geodatabase team, passionate about making a difference in people's lives using GIS. Hiker and a true Éclair and Crêpe lover in her free time.

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