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Shapefile to Geodatabase Conversion

06-29-2016 01:56 PM
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Our GIS data is currently in shapefile format, specifically our Hydrology layer. My goal is to convert this shapefile into a geodatabase to hold its curve data, but since it is in shapefile format originally, is there a way to convert the shapefile curve data into a geodatabase data. I know how to export shapefiles to a geodatabase. The issue we are having is since this layer is in a shapefile format, when zooming onto the curve, it is squared off rather than a smooth curve. Is there a way to convert that edged/squared line back into a smooth line to maintain the integrity of a curved lake and/or waterway.

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From here Geoprocessing considerations for shapefile output—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop under geometry limitations, you aren't refering to parametrically defined curves are you?