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
     
 


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… See more details below

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589480216
Publisher:
ESRI Press
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
393
Sales rank:
553,664
Product dimensions:
7.58(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.98(d)

Meet the Author


David Arctur is a product specialist at ESRI and is part of the geodatabase development team. He has written for the ""Earth Observation & Mapping Magazine,"" ""IEEE Computer Magazine,"" and ""International Journal of Geographical Information Science,"" He lives in Austin, Texas. Michael Zeiler is a technical writer and data model specialist at ESRI with experience in diagramming GIS concepts, building data models, and programming. He is the author of ""Exploring ArcObjects,"" ""Inside ARC/INFO,"" and ""Modeling Our World,"" He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Table of Contents

Companion Web site for ArcGIS data models
Ch. 1Geodatabase design2
Ch. 2Streams and river networks36
Ch. 3Census units and boundaries86
Ch. 4Addresses and locations126
Ch. 5Parcels and the cadastre166
Ch. 6Surveying federal lands220
Ch. 7Using raster data280
Ch. 8Cartography and the base map306
Ch. 9Building geodatabases374

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