File geodatabases are downloading from our ArcGIS Hub website with .gdb file extension instead of the .zip extension. The downloaded files are zip files. Replacing the .gdb extension with .zip allows the FGDB to be extracted. Is anyone else experiencing this problem? Daniel Fenton can you look into this?
Our website is https://gisdata-piercecowa.opendata.arcgis.com/.
You should not change the extension of the filegeodatabase to .zip.
Rather you should use a zip utility like Winzip or PKUNZIP to zip it up.
Windows thinks the database is a folder
We are hosting our data on ArcGIS HUB/Open Data. The problem was introduced in the past two weeks. File Geodatabases were downloading as .zip files. FDGBs are now downloaded as .gdb files, and not recognized by ArcMap or ArcCatalog. ESRI controls the download file extension type. Try downloading one of our FGDBs, and you will see the problem.
File geodatabases are downing with the correct zip extensions, but we are experiencing problems with the FDGB downloads.
Some FGDBs never download. Their download status does not change from Gathering Data. We have seen this for recently updated data, and data not updated for years. Examples are:
Permits (updated 3/20/2019 :( http://gisdata-piercecowa.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/4e7d077f18e845a0b9525847ec7db403_0
2010 Census Tracts (2015) http://gisdata-piercecowa.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/1502ded791fe408d8bc031ac9f63a361_0
Some FGDBs are downloading fine. But their feature counts indicate that the data is an old version. Corresponding shapefiles’ feature counts are correct. An example is Address Points (updated 3/21/2019).
2010 Census Tracks: http://gisdata-piercecowa.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/1502ded791fe408d8bc031ac9f63a361_0
FGDB download links have disappeared. We saw this with data added this afternoon. It is our Puget Sound generalized data.
Can you verify this problem and fix it?
We are working through some issues along with the ArcGIS Online team with generating new file geodatabases. Existing downloads should be working fine as you mentioned. Downloads that have not been generated should be working again tomorrow morning. Sorry for the delay and lack of proactive communication.
We see additional issues. When we update hosted feature layers only the shapefile download shows the updates. The FGDB downloads continue to download the old data.
For example, our zip code data was updated on April 1st, and the FGDB still shows the old data on April 4th.
Hi Cort -
The outdated FGDB download issue is now resolved. Thanks very much for noting this on GeoNet. Please reach out if you experience further issues.