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ArcGIS 9.3 SP1 (Desktop, Engine, Server) Topology Validation Patch

Summary

When using ArcGIS 9.3 Service Pack 1, validating a geodatabase topology may incorrectly modify the shape of true curves in your data.

Description

Introduction

ESRI® announces the ArcGIS 9.3 SP1 (Desktop, Engine, Server) Topology Validation Patch. This patch includes a fix to an issue that only occurs when validating a geodatabase topology. The geodatabase topology may incorrectly modify the shape of true curves in your data. We recommend that you download and install this patch at your earliest convenience to ensure the highest quality experience when working with ArcGIS 9.3 SP1. It deals specifically with the issues listed below under Issues Addressed with this Patch.

Issues Addressed with this Patch


  • NIM040214 - Validating geodatabase topology containing overlapping curves may produce incorrect results. Please see Technical Article 35833 for more information.


  • Description: When using ArcGIS 9.3 Service Pack 1, validating a geodatabase topology may incorrectly modify the shape of true curves in your data. You may experience this issue if these four conditions are met:

    1. ArcGIS 9.3 with Service Pack 1 is installed.
    2. You have feature classes containing true curves that participate in a geodatabase topology. Topologies without true curves are not affected.
    3. The true curves are coincident or overlap with other true curves.
    4. You have validated the topology on ArcGIS 9.3 with Service Pack 1.

    Other operations that create or modify true curves are not affected. In some cases, where there are features sharing an edge containing a true curve, validating the topology can erroneously modify the shape of the feature. Parcel datasets, which typically have many curved segments comprising parcels, parcel boundaries, roads, right-of-ways, blocks, plats, and so on, may exhibit this problem.

    You may notice the incorrectly updated curves through visual examination or as new topology errors. For example, if you have a topology rule stating that polygons must not overlap, if validation changes the shape of the curve on one of the polygons, a new topology error may exist where there was not an error previously.

    NOTE: If you've installed ArcGIS 9.3 Service Pack 1 prior to November 24, 2008, simply install ArcGIS 9.3 SP1 (Desktop, Engine, Server) Topology Validation Patch to fix this issue. You do not need to re-install ArcGIS 9.3 Service Pack 1.

    NOTE: If you've already installed ArcGIS 9.3 Service Pack 1 and the ArcGIS 9.3 SP1 (Desktop, Engine, Server) Topology Validation Patch, you do not need to re-install Service Pack 1.

    NOTE: To check for the presence of ArcGIS 9.3 SP1 (Desktop, Engine, Server) Topology Validation Patch or the updated 9.3 Service Pack 1 (9.3 SP1),

    • Under the <installation folder>\ArcGIS\Bin folder, right click the GdbTopo.dll file
    • Select Properties
    • On the Version tab, the File version for GdbTopo.dll should read: 9.3.1.1851.

Files Installed in this Patch


  • Under the C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\Bin folder:

      GdbTopo.dll

Installing this Patch on Windows


    To Install:

    1. Make sure you have write access to your ArcGIS installation location, and that no one is using ArcGIS.


    2. Download ArcGIS-93sp1-Topo-Patch.EXE to a location other than your ArcGIS installation location.

    3. Double-click the appropriate setup file to start the install process.

    4. When Setup starts, follow the instructions on your screen.

    Installation Notes:

    • If you have installed client setups from a shared Network Administrative ArcGIS Desktop setup, this patch must be applied to all client installations.

    • System Administrators - A technical paper is available that discusses the enterprise deployment of ArcGIS 9.3 setups using Microsoft® Systems Management Server (SMS) and Group Policy, including additional system requirements, suggestions, known issues, and Microsoft Software Installation (MSI) command line parameters. Deployment in a lockdown environment is also covered.
      ArcGIS 9.3 Enterprise Deployment.

Installing this Patch on UNIX/Linux

    To Install:

    1. Make sure you have write access to your ArcGIS installation location, and that no one is accessing it.

    2. Download the appropriate files to a location other than the installation location:

      ArcGIS 9.3 Engine Runtime for (SUSE Linux and Red Hat Linux (Intel))
      gis93sp1-topo-patch-engine-linux.tar 1 MB
      ArcGIS 9.3 Engine Runtime for Sun Solaris
      gis93sp1-topo-patch-engine-slrs.tar 1 MB
       
      ArcReader 9.3 for (SUSE Linux and Red Hat Linux (Intel))
      gis93sp1-topo-patch-reader-linux.tar 1 MB
      ArcReader 9.3 for Sun Solaris
      gis93sp1-topo-patch-reader-slrs.tar 1 MB
       
      ArcGIS 9.3 Server for the Java Platform (SUSE Linux and Red Hat Linux (Intel))
      gis93sp1-topo-patch-server-linux.tar 1 MB
      ArcGIS 9.3 Server for the Java Platform (Sun Solaris)
      gis93sp1-topo-patch-server-slrs.tar 1 MB
       
      SUSE Linux and Red Hat Linux (Intel) ArcMap Server users only
      gis93sp1-topo-patch-mapsrvr-linux.tar 1 MB
      Solaris ArcMap Server users only
      gis93sp1-topo-patch-mapsrvr-slrs.tar 1 MB

    3. Extract the specified tar file by typing:

        % tar -xvf gis93sp1-topo-patch-<engine/reader/server/mapsrvr>-slrs.tar (Sun Solaris)
        % tar xvf gis93sp1-topo-patch-<engine/reader/server/mapsrvr>-linux.tar (Linux)
    4. Start the installation by typing:
        % ./applypatch

      This will start the dialog for the menu-driven installation procedure. Default selections are noted in parentheses ( ). To quit the installation procedure, type 'q' at any time.

Patch Updates

Check Online Support Center periodically for the availability of additional patches. New information about this patch will be posted here.

How to identify which Patch is installed

To check for the presence of a patch, for each file examine the File version information (right click, properties, version tab). With only a few exceptions, all files modified as part of a patch distribution can be uniquely identified in this manner. The File version for this patch should read:

    GdbTopo.dll = 9.3.1.1851

Getting Help

Domestic sites, please contact ESRI Technical Support at 1-888-377-4575, if you have any difficulty installing this patch. International sites, please contact your local ESRI software distributor.