You may find that your bathymetry data would be better managed in multiple BIS geodatabases. You can manage connections to your BIS geodatabases with the Manage Connections tool. The Manage Connections dialog box recognizes both enterprise and file geodatabase types and lists the settings for each BIS geodatabase you are managing.
Within the Manage Connections dialog box, you can activate a particular BIS geodatabase, remove a BIS geodatabase from your management list, give your BIS geodatabase a local alias, and connect to a BIS geodatabase stored locally or on your network. You can give your BIS geodatabase a local alias name that makes sense to you, to help you manage your BIS geodatabases. For example, you might store bathymetry data for a particular port and want to give the BIS a local alias name for that port.
If you give a BIS geodatabase a local alias name, the database name will not be changed. The name of the connection file to that database will also remain unchanged. The local alias is a local name you can give the database that will be helpful to you as you work with BIS geodatabases.
- Start ArcMap.
- On the main menu, click Customize > Toolbars > Bathymetry.
Click the Manage Connections button on the Bathymetry toolbar.
The Manage Connections dialog box appears.
- In the BIS Local Alias Name column, locate the BIS geodatabase connection you want to rename.
- Click the text box and type a new name for the BIS local alias.
The geodatabase now has a new BIS Local Alias in the Manage Connections dialog box.
- Click OK.