Seeking datasets to construct minimal reproducible examples for ArcMap

by Josh O'Brien   Last Updated May 22, 2020 23:22 PM

I would like to construct a minimal reproducible example to illustrate a question here on GIS SE. Ideally, that example would reference data that's easily accessible to any ArcGIS user, without requiring that they download data from some external site.

Are there example feature classes (and/or data of other types) that I can rely on every user having access to as part of their ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap) installation?



Answers 1


ArcGIS for Desktop comes with template data inside a file geodatabase. The data are located, on a typical installation, under:

C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.2\TemplateData\TemplateData.gdb

It containst two feature datasets, one for the US (in NAD83) and one for the World (in WGS84).

Additionally you have the Esri Data and Maps DVD, which the data content can also be downloaded here from ArcGIS Online.

ericchiasson
ericchiasson
May 30, 2014 17:17 PM

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