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Technical Article   HowTo:  Access GML data without a Data Interoperability license

Article ID: 32381
Software:  ArcGIS for Desktop Advanced 10.1 ArcGIS for Desktop Standard 10.1 ArcGIS for Desktop Basic 10.1
Platforms:  Windows XP, Server 2003, Vista, Server 2008, Windows 7


ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1 reads, imports and exports GML Simple Features or GMLSF format. GMLSF is based on the GML 3.2.1 specification. This functionality requires the Data Interoperability extension to be installed but does not require a license.


Access the two formats in the Formats Gallery: -show me-

[O-Image] Formats Gallery

  • READ
    Using the Interoperability Connections node in ArcCatalog, create an Interoperability Connection to GMLSF and WFS services based on GMLSF. -show me-

    [O-Image] Interoperability Connections
    Use the Quick Import tool from the Data Interoperability Tools toolbox to import GMLSF and WFS services based on GMLSF to a Personal or File GDB. -show me-

    [O-Image] Quick Import
    Use the Quick Export tool from the Data Interoperability Tools toolbox to export a feature class to GMLSF. -show me-

    [O-Image] Quick Export

     WFS is a Read-Only format so it is not available for export.

Created: 12/21/2006
Last Modified: 7/9/2013

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By gml.check.tool - 05/24/2011 6:03 PM

Great article! It helped a lot!

would like to see a new article that discusses the above topic using API (programmatic approach not the use of the GUI tool)