gis-l: RE: GIS-L Digest, Vol 40, Issue 9

Martin, Robert L. Robert.L.Martin at
Thu Feb 26 15:17:09 EST 2009

The link from http://depnet/gis/log.htm for "Setting up a Spatial Database
Connection in ArcCatalog" does not seem to be working.

Rob Martin, P.G.
Professional Geologist
FL Department of Environmental Protection
Water Facilities\Ground Water Section, Room B-213
7825 Baymeadows Way, Suite B200
Jacksonville, Florida 32256-7590
Email: Robert.L.Martin at
(904) 807-3341, Fax (904) 448-4366
Working Hours: 7:00am - 3:30pm M-F

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   1. RE: Temporary Workaround for Expired Data Sources (Manduley, Alex)


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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 07:55:35 -0500
From: "Manduley, Alex" <Alex.Manduley at>
Subject: RE: gis-l: Temporary Workaround for Expired Data Sources
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GIS Users,


This is a reminder that the network alias mentioned in the email below is a
temporary fix. It is very important that data sources be repaired during this
window of opportunity in order to maintain your map documents (.mxds)
current. We have posted documentation detailing how to go about restoring
broken data sources on the OTIS-GIS Announcements <http://depnet/gis/log.htm>


Please let me know if you have any questions.





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GIS Users,


We have worked with the systems group to create a temporary workaround for
those users having trouble opening old .mxd and .lyr files in ArcMap.  We
have created network aliases for the old servers named "epic31" and "odyssey"
and are forwarding them to the correct server named "arcsde".


At this point, most of your old projects and layer files should now open
after you reboot your PC.  Since we will not be able to keep the network
alias workaround on the network indefinitely, please review the attached
documentation and then check all your map files (.mxds).  Remove all
references to "epic31" and "odyssey" and replace them with "arcsde".  The
systems group will be removing the "epic31" and "odyssey" aliases in a couple


In your map documents, some layers will still be broken if they were
deprecated during the migration or are still pointing to old sources.  Also,
if .mxds worked in ArcMap 9.2 but don't work in 9.3, it may be due to
customizations in ArcMap 9.2 that didn't transfer to 9.3.  This fix will not
address any customizations or VB scripts that worked in 9.2 but do not work
in 9.3.





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