Available with Data Interoperability license.
The ArcGIS Data Interoperability extension for Desktop tutorial introduces you to the tools and functionality available in ArcGIS when the extension is enabled. It is divided into three sections that guide you through direct-read formats and interoperability connections, quick conversion tools, and the fundamentals of transforming data using the extension.
The exercises within each section demonstrate concepts and methods sequentially and therefore should be completed in the order they are presented. They are designed to allow you to work at your own pace without additional assistance using Esri ArcTutor sample data.
You will need about 30 to 40 minutes of focused time to complete all the exercises.
This tutorial assumes you have installed the Esri ArcTutor data at C:\arcgis\ArcTutor\Data Interoperability. If not, make the appropriate path changes throughout this tutorial. Ask your system administrator for the correct path to the tutorial data if you do not find it at the default installation path.
Using direct-read formats and connections
Translating data with the quick conversion tools
- In Exercise 2a: Importing data with the Quick Import tool, you import Geography Markup Language (GML) zoning data using the Quick Import tool.
- In Exercise 2b: Exporting data with the Quick Export tool, you export geodatabase zoning data to a MapInfo TAB dataset using the Quick Export tool.
Transforming data with spatial ETL tools
- In Exercise 3a: Getting started with spatial ETL, you create a spatial ETL tool that reads Intergraph Modular GIS Environment (MGE) parcel data and loads it into a geodatabase.
- In Exercise 3b: Transforming data and using Data Inspector, you learn the fundamentals of using FME transformers by adding them to the spatial ETL tool you created in "Getting started with spatial ETL."
The Data Interoperability extension is a powerful tool with a rich variety of features for translating and transforming data between formats. This tutorial provides only a brief introduction to the capabilities of the extension. To advance your skills and learn about other powerful ways of using the Data Interoperability extension, we encourage you to explore the more in-depth Data Interoperability courses available in our online training program. These courses, which are available for a fee, can be searched on the Esri Training website at http://training.esri.com/gateway/index.cfm.