SQL Server Enterprise Geodatabase

I'm looking for the proper connection parameters to set up a conn to an ArcGIS 10.3.1 Geodatabase (Direct Connect), hosted on SQL Server.  I'm unable to figure out what the parameter requirements are (documentation is lacking), as they are quite different than an enterprise geodatabase on Oracle.

I've tried the SQL Server Spatial connection, which lets me list tables, but not retrieve any features:

Error loading spatial database

Unable to open EPSG support file gcs.csv.

Try setting the GDAL_DATA environment variable to point to the

directory containing EPSG csv files.

OGROverlay.cpp - 1929

Version: v17.1.2 (32-bit)

Build Time: Apr  8 2016 03:08:10

Windows 7 Enterprise (64-bit) Memory: 1,533,493,248 of 4,294,836,224 available, GDI Usage: 307 GDI (Peak 384), 174 User (Peak 236)

What are the connection parameters for:
Server Name:

Global Mapper version 17.1 and 18.1, ArcGIS 10.3.1 on both machines.


Best Answer

  • bmg_bobbmg_bob Global Mapper Programmer Posts: 1,715
    Answer ✓

    When you set up a database connection in ArcGIS, I recall that it saves a file with a .sde extension somewhere in the ArcGIS user data.  You can select that file via the File | Open Data File(s) menu item in Global Mapper to open the database connection.



  • Great, thanks Bob.  Might I suggest that get into the help documentation on connecting to a spatial database?

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