The Diagnose BIS tool allows you to diagnose potential problems with the Bathymetry Information System (BIS) geodatabase. For example, the link from the BIS geodatabase to your bathymetry data may have been broken due to someone changing the network folder structure. In this case, the Diagnose BIS tool would detect and inform you of the problem.
If you are experiencing an error when using the BIS geodatabase, you should first diagnose the problem using the Diagnose BIS tool. You can verify BIS geodatabase connectivity to files and datasets, validate metadata definition files, and check the display optimization of your bathymetry datasets with the Diagnose BIS tool. The tool also provides information about manual and automated repairs that should be made.
The Manual Repairs section of the dialog box displays BIS geodatabase errors that you will need to repair manually. These repairs may include fixing broken links to datasets or modifying XML metadata definition files that the BIS cannot validate. For example, if the BIS geodatabase requires a field or attribute in one of the XML metadata definition files and the file is missing, the tool will notify you that a manual repair is needed. When manual repairs are needed, the button or buttons for the errors in the Manual Repairs section will be enabled and displayed with an exclamation mark. If there are no errors in the Manual Repairs section of the dialog box, the View Broken Paths and View Metadata Files buttons will be disabled and displayed with green check marks.
The View Broken Paths button in the Manual Repairs section of the dialog box is enabled when paths to datasets are broken or when the BIS geodatabase cannot access a necessary folder. The View Metadata Files button is enabled when errors are found in any of the XML definition files used by the BIS geodatabase. In either case, you have the option to export the errors to a text file. You can then review the errors and make necessary repairs.
The Automated Repairs section of the dialog box displays errors that can automatically be repaired by the Diagnose BIS tool. These automated repairs fix problems related to BIS datasets, including errors with broken data paths and an invalid or missing Bathymetry Data Index. These types of problems related to BIS datasets may occur if, for example, your computer crashes or you experience network connectivity issues while interacting with the BIS geodatabase.
If no errors are found, the check box next to the error type is disabled and displays a green check mark. An exclamation mark next to an error type indicates that an error has been found.
- Start ArcMap.
- Click Customize > Toolbars > Bathymetry on the main menu to activate the Bathymetry toolbar if necessary.
Click the Diagnose BIS button on the Bathymetry toolbar.
The tool runs automatically and the Diagnose BIS dialog box appears and displays any issues found in the BIS geodatabase.
- Optionally, if broken paths are found, click View Broken Paths.
The Broken Paths dialog box appears.
- Optionally click Export to view broken paths and export errors to a text file.
- Optionally, you can repair broken path errors manually.
- Optionally, if invalid metadata definition files are found, click View Metadata Files.
The Invalid Metadata Files dialog box appears.
- Optionally click Export to view invalid definition files and export errors to a text file.
- Optionally repair invalid metadata definition errors manually.
- Uncheck any automated repairs you do not want to run.
- Bathymetry boundary—The boundary of the Bathymetry Data Index does not match the geometry of the source bathymetry.
- Bathymetry cell ranges—The Bathymetry Data Index display range may not be optimized to match the minimum and maximum values of the color ramp.
- Bathymetry statistics—Statistics need to be calculated on the Bathymetry Data Index.
- Bathymetry overviews—Overviews need to be built for the Bathymetry Data Index.
- Broken data paths—The source dataset cannot be found at the specified path. This usually occurs when the source dataset has been moved to a new location.
- Inactive Bathymetry data indexes—Previous versions of the Bathymetry Data Index were found in the geodatabase and can be deleted.
- Invalid or missing Bathymetry Data Index—The Bathymetry Data Index may not be up to date if the user chooses not to update the Bathymetry Data Index automatically to speed up the dataset import process.
- Click Repair Selected to run the automated repairs for the errors you chose.
- Click Close when the repair operation finishes.