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Learning Arcgis Geodatabase

Learning Arcgis Geodatabase

by Hussein Nasser
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ISBN-13: 9781783988648
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Publication date: 06/14/2014
Pages: 158
Sales rank: 1,134,167
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

Hussein Nasser is an Esri award-winning Senior GIS Solution Architect at Electricity & Water Authority, Bahrain. In 2007, he won the first place at the annual ArcGIS for Server Code Challenge, conducted at the Esri Developer Summit in Palm Springs, California, for using AJAX technology with ArcGIS for Server, which was not implemented back then. He spent eight years as a GIS Architect at leading Middle Eastern engineering company Khatib & Alami, implementing various GIS Utilities systems based on Esri technology across the Middle East. Hussein then moved to a more focused environment at Electricity & Water Authority, in Bahrain, his homeland, where he could channel his expertise to develop a robust GIS Utilities solution and fully integrate it with the e-government project to help Bahrain move towards the smart grid. In addition, Hussein is fascinated with peak research topics, including the papers he is currently working on: The Human API: A Software Interface to Prevent Cancer, Global Economic Crisis and Natural Disasters Quantum Detector, and Stock Market and the Moon Phase.

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Learning Arcgis Geodatabase 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Boudville More than 1 year ago
Esri, the mapping company, often sponsors hackathons, at least in Los Angeles, but I am sure elsewhere too. They confer prizes on those hackers who can use their ArcGIS database. As you can see in this book, it differs from a general purpose SQL database, or a noSQL database, for that matter. The focus on location is Esri's raison d'etre. One incentive for reading the text is to get up to speed on ArcGIS, prior to a hackathon. A competitive advantage when you often only have 2.5 days of coding. Naturally, the book can be used by someone who has a more general need for indulging in Esri's data. Think perhaps if you have a mobile application where you want to show a mapping on the phone screen. The book is somewhat on the light side. Geared primarily to newcomers. It starts with showing how to populate an instance of ArcGIS with your own data. We see how to integrate existing CAD databases. Or to use Esri's native format for shape files, where the shape refers to what is now known sometimes as a geocoded area. How to succinctly define the perimeter of an area. Clearly a fundamental operation in any geodatabase. The discussion is not entirely on Esri. One chapter delves into using Microsoft SQL Server to run a geodatabase. While mentioning en passant that Oracle also offers a similar functionality. Later chapters take you into issues of optimising your geodatabase [what a mouthful!]. Worth paying attention to when performance by your users will be critical to market acceptance. However, the book eschews any complex coding. Which does make it an easy and quick read.