can anyone describe the difference and similarities regarding the arccatalog copy function and the arcview import function?
Can you elaborate on your question:
- When you say "ArcView", do you mean ArcView software (Example: ArcView 3.2b)? Or do you mean ArcMap? Also, which version of the software do you have?
- In regards to ArcCatalog, do you mean Copy in the sense of "Edit, Copy"?
- What's the goal? Knowing that will help in explaining the options, plus potentially open up other alternatives than the ones you have listed. For example, is the goal to Import an ArcView 3.2 project to ArcMap 10.x?
Chris Donohue, GISP
Im using arcmap 10.2 and the question is
"Compare and contrast the copy function in ArcCatalog and the import tool in ArcToolbox you used to import the ArcInfo Interchange File. What do they do (generally) and how are they different?"
arccatalog and arc toolbox are both within the program of arcgis..
Here's a starting point in figuring that out. The ArcInfo Interchange File is a more portable version of a Coverage. Look up the data structure of a 'Coverage', and in particular, in contrast to a 'Shapefile' and a 'File Geodatabase'. Another hint - there's a very good reason to use ArcCatalog to copy GIS files instead of say Windows Explorer. Use ArcCatalog and Windows Explorer to look at copies of each of these types and you will immediately notice some differences.
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