- Software: 2.6,2.8
- Platform Windows 7, Linux
In 2.6 there are two ways to Access ESRI’s File Based Geodatabase Format. I’m only going to suggest one although ESRI has released the API for the format. With 2.4 you could edit a FileBased Geodatabase (although I wouldn’t recommend it).
1. Open QGIS
2. Add Vector Data. Check the radio Button for Directory and Select type to be the OpenFileGDB. Select the File Based Geodatabase by clicking browse.
3. Once you click open you will be presented with a screen to select the feature classes:
—–If you are on 2.6—–
In 2.6 (On windows) with the OSGEO Installer and the standalone there was a slight hiccup between the ESRI Driver and the OpenFileGDB. In my case I couldn’t open some Geodatabases (ones above 10). In 2.6 you need top open the qgis.bat file located under the install of QGIS under the bin directory. Add set OGR_SKIP=FileGDB to the 2nd to last line.
Save, restart qgis, and you will once again be able to open ESRI’s File Based Geodatabases.