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terryl
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help with data from the USGS site

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04-30-2013 09:35 AM

Can anyone tell me how to get transportation data from USGS web site http://viewer.nationalmap.gov/viewer/ in map 2013.  I download the transportation data and extracted it to a folder but I don't know how to get this format into map, it all extracted to a folder called bp176917.gdb and there are about 400 files in this folder.

 

Thank you for any help you can give me.

 

Terry

 

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TerryDotson
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Re: help with data from the USGS site

04-30-2013 11:45 AM in reply to: terryl

When you selected your area, was Shapefile an option?  I'm trying it now (in my area) and there are three options.

 

[ ] File GDB 9.3.1

[ ] Personal GDB 9.31

[ ] Shapefile

 

For the path of least resistance you might want to choose the Shapefile option.

 

We (DotSoft) are currently working on a FileGDB import/export tool.

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terryl
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Re: help with data from the USGS site

04-30-2013 12:09 PM in reply to: TerryDotson

No just the top two, I've tried all parts of the county and all I ever get is two, never the shapefile option.

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Re: help with data from the USGS site

04-30-2013 02:39 PM in reply to: terryl

Which county are you trying to download..?

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Re: help with data from the USGS site

04-30-2013 03:15 PM in reply to: terryl

While I'm not an expert on this, it appears that USGS supplied GDB files are in a format prior to 10.x and you may need ArcGIS to open or convert it.  My query today says it's "File GeoDatabase 9.31 v102" in the email from the USGS.

 

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