Sunday, 6 July 2008

FDO Toolbox

This is something that I have been working on and off for the past few months in my (now plentiful) spare time. So now I think it is time to share my work with you...

FDO Toolbox is an application to perform spatial data management and processing.

It is written in C# and uses the Feature Data Objects (FDO) API (

FDO Toolbox requires .net Framework 2.0 and the Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Runtime Library.

There are currently no binaries available, but you can checkout the source from subversion and build the code yourself.

Some of the features of FDO Toolbox.

  • Connect to any FDO-supported data source.
  • Create new data stores for any FDO provider that supports the capability (eg. SDF, MySQL)
  • View and Edit schema and class definitions for any FDO data source.
  • Create custom extension modules for your own custom functionality. A test module (TestModule.dll) is included in the source code that demonstrates this functionality.
  • Save/Load schema definitions to and from XML
  • Bulk Copy from one FDO data source to another (very basic at the moment, still lots of work to be done).
  • Preview data from a feature class.
Get the code from here:

Bug reports and suggestions are welcome.

DISCLAIMER: This is alpha-quality code. Do not try this application on production GIS data!!!

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