An overview of creating geodatabases
There are three primary ways that you create geodatabases in ArcGIS:
- Design and create a new, empty geodatabase (and subsequently define the schema and load datasets into it).
- Copy and modify an existing geodatabase schema (and subsequently load datasets into the copied geodatabase).
- Create a copy of both the schema and contents from an existing geodatabase.
Before proceeding with geodatabase creation, you should read about the following: