Monday, 11 July 2011 05:56

Sparx Systems releases ArcGIS™ UML profile

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MDG Technology for ArcGIS is designed to help users model geodatabases for Esri's ArcGIS platform in Enterprise Architect. The technology provides a UML profile for ArcGIS and supports export and import of ArcGIS geodatabase schemas.


The new ArcGIS technology built into Enterprise Architect 9, Build 908 includes:

  • A UML profile for ArcGIS
  • A new ArcGIS diagram type and toolbox support
  • A Model Pattern that helps you structure an ArcGIS Workspace model
  • Quick Linker support to help you build valid ArcGIS schemas
  • An exporter that generates ArcGIS 10.0 workspaces in XML, readable by ArcCatalog
  • An importer for reverse engineering existing geodatabases in UML form


A brief video demonstration of the MDG Technology for ArcGIS is available.


MDG Technology for ArcGIS Beta is immediately available in Enterprise Architect 9, Build 908.


Support for modeling ArcGIS databases in Enterprise Architect was developed in collaboration with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), who defined mappings between UML 2 and ArcGIS concepts, and prototyped an automated import and export capability for ArcGIS geodatabase schemas represented in UML.


Sparx Systems welcomes your feedback and suggestions on the beta ArcGIS profile.


ArcGIS and ArcCatalog are trademarks, registered trademarks, or service marks of Esri in the United States, the European Community, or certain other jurisdictions.

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Sparx Systems

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Sparx Systems specializes in high performance and scalable visual modeling tools for the planning, design and construction of software intensive systems. A Contributing Member of the Object Management Group (OMG), Sparx Systems is committed to realizing the potential of model-driven development based on open standards. The company’s flagship product, Enterprise Architect, has received numerous accolades since its commercial release in August, 2000. Enterprise Architect is the design tool of choice for over 740,000 registered users worldwide.
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