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Learning ArcGIS Geodatabases

Hussein Nasser

An all-in-one start up kit to author, manage, and administer ArcGIS geodatabases.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781783988648
Paperback158 pages

About This Book

  • Covers the basics of building Geodatabases, using ArcGIS, from scratch
  • Model the Geodatabase to an optimal state using the various optimization techniques
  • Packed with real-world examples showcasing ArcGIS Geodatabase to build mapping applications in web, desktop, and mobile

Who This Book Is For

This book is aimed at geospatial developers who want to work with ArcGIS geodatabases as well as manage them. Having knowledge of building a geodatabase from scratch isn't a must; Learning ArcGIS Geodatabases is ideal for those who want to use ArcGIS geodatabase for the first time, or for those who want to migrate from their existing legacy database to a geodatabase.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Authoring Geodatabases
Bestaurants, the best restaurants in Belize
Designing the geodatabase schema
Creating the geodatabase
Editing the geodatabase in ArcMap
Chapter 2: Working with Geodatabase Datasets
Working with feature classes
Working with object tables and relations
Working with annotations
Importing other datasets
Chapter 3: Modeling Geodatabases
The entity relationship diagram for Bestaurants
Implementing the proposed model
Testing the new geodatabase in ArcMap
Chapter 4: Optimizing Geodatabases
Geodatabase indexing
Geodatabase compression
Chapter 5: Programming Geodatabases
Using Python scripting
Using the model builder
Chapter 6: Enterprise Geodatabases
The benefits of the enterprise geodatabase
Setting up a Microsoft SQL Server Express geodatabase
Working with an enterprise geodatabase

What You Will Learn

  • Explore the benefits of geodatabases with practical illustrations
  • Work with geodatabase datasets covering feature classes, tables, relationship classes, coverage, and annotations
  • Model your geodatabase by creating a sturdy design that can sustain large edits and decrease maintenance
  • Discover various tools to optimize queries and response time, which will help you to fine-tune your geodatabase
  • Utilize Python scripting to author your geodatabase programmatically
  • Set up and configure a full-fledged networked enterprise geodatabase using ArcSDE technology
  • Add programming flavors to your geodatabase using Python

In Detail

ArcGIS is an industry standard for geospatial development and management. A geodatabase is the database used to store and manage the spatial data.

Learning ArcGIS Geodatabases offers a comprehensive working and practical experience for readers who are interested in knowing about ArcGIS. The initial chapters guide you through authoring geodatabases and creating a geodatabase schema and datasets. Then, the book focuses extensively on modeling and optimizing geodatabases.

Finally, you will be able to work comfortably with datasets, annotations, and relationship classes, making it easier to migrate from a legacy database to an ArcGIS geodatabase.


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