For many years, Esri has been promoting its geodatabase format. It is a great format that has many advantages over simpler formats and has seen many improvements and enhancements with each new version. We are pleased to announce that geodatabase feature classes can now be imported into Adobe Illustrator on both Windows and Mac using MAPublisher 8.4. Unlike the other geodatabase support feature within MAPublisher, this Basic Personal Geodatabase Reader does not require the installation of Esri ArcGIS products on the same computer because it uses a different import engine.
For MAPublisher 8.2 and 8.3, there is a known issue where the geodatabase importer for personal geodatabase (*.mdb), geodatabase file(*.gdb), and ArcSDE is incompatible after ArcGIS 10 is installed. This issue occurs due to a conflict with several DLL files of ArcGIS 10. Our development team is hard at work to make the MAPublisher geodatabase importer compatible with both ArcGIS 9.3 and 10. We'll keep you updated with the progress.
If you have any further question regarding this issue, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this post, we'll cover how simple it is to import a geodatabase feature class into Adobe Illustrator using MAPublisher import tools enabled with the Spatial Database add-on.
Spatial databases are optimized data repositories for spatial data storage and management. Many GIS environments use spatial databases to easily access and manage GIS data in a central location.