Designing Geodatabases: Case Studies in GIS Data Modeling / Edition 1

Designing Geodatabases: Case Studies in GIS Data Modeling / Edition 1

by David Arctur, Michael Zeiler
     
 

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ISBN-10: 158948021X

ISBN-13: 9781589480216

Pub. Date: 09/28/2004

Publisher: ESRI Press


This guide to creating a dynamic GIS data model helps database managers design a schema that has comprehensive and descriptive query definitions, a user-friendly cartographic display, and increased performance standards. The five steps for taking a data model through its conceptual, logical, and physical phases, including modeling the user's view, defining objects

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This guide to creating a dynamic GIS data model helps database managers design a schema that has comprehensive and descriptive query definitions, a user-friendly cartographic display, and increased performance standards. The five steps for taking a data model through its conceptual, logical, and physical phases, including modeling the user's view, defining objects and relationships, selecting geographic representations, matching geodatabase elements, and organizing the geodatabase structure are studied in detail. A look at nine decision points that deal with concerns common to all data modeling exercises, such as validating feature geometries, modeling linear networks, managing raster data, and labeling map features help database managers fine-tune their GIS data models. Several design models for a variety of applications are considered including addresses and locations, census units and boundaries, stream and river networks, and topography and the base map.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589480216
Publisher:
ESRI Press
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
393
Product dimensions:
7.58(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
How to use this bookx
Companion web site for ArcGIS data modelsxii
Chapter 1Geodatabase design2
Chapter 2Streams and river networks36
Chapter 3Census units and boundaries86
Chapter 4Addresses and locations126
Chapter 5Parcels and the cadastre166
Chapter 6Surveying federal lands220
Chapter 7Using raster data280
Chapter 8Cartography and the base map306
Chapter 9Building geodatabases374

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