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What is the purpose of the map.gdb

Question asked by MervynLotter on May 17, 2018
Latest reply on May 18, 2018 by KKramer-esristaff

For some time now I have been using Pro and have often wondered why two geodatabases are created for every Pro project. If I create a new project, Pro will create a geodabase with the name of my project and use this as the current and scratch workspace (I have accepted these defaults under Project > Options). It will also create a map.gdb file in same folder.

 

If I use map notes, then these too are saved to the current project geodatabase. So what then is the role and purpose of the map.gdb that is created? I dont have a problem with it, just curious and want to understand why it is happening. There does not appear to be a help topic that addresses this, hence I am reaching out to this community.  Any ideas?

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