Designing Geodatabases

Case Studies in GIS Data Modeling

Author: David Arctur,Michael Zeiler

Publisher: ESRI, Inc.

ISBN: 9781589480216

Category: Computers

Page: 393

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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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Designing Geodatabases for Transportation

Author: J. Allison Butler

Publisher: ESRI, Inc.

ISBN: 158948164X

Category: Computers

Page: 461

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Designing Geodatabases for Transportation addresses the development of a GIS to manage data relating to the transportation facilities and service commonly organized around various modes of travel for accurate and reliable data exchange. Transportation involves several modes of travel, and although the details of each mode can be quite different, this book demonstrates how all follow a basic conceptual structure. That structure consists of an origin, a destination, a path between the two, and a conveyance that provides the ability to move along the path to establish a common data structure.
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Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems

Author: Michael N. DeMers

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0470129069

Category: Science

Page: 464

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Locate your place in the exciting field of GIS In existence since 1962, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) arereally coming into their own today. And not just in your car's GPSsystem or your cell phone's tracking capabilities. GIS is findingapplications throughout science, government, business, andindustry, from regional and community planning, architecture, andtransportation to public health, crime mapping, and nationaldefense. Michael DeMers's Fundamentals of Geographic Information, FourthEdition brings an already essential text up to date, capturing thesignificant developments in the field and responding to the needsof a diverse set of readers, from geographers to students in a hostof other fields. If you are a non-geographer or new to GIS, get a quick introductionto the "lay of the land" of GIS through the new "Spatial Learner'sPermit" section. Then join in the excitement of discovery with GISdatabases as you absorb the such concepts and skills as digitalgeographic data and maps, GIS data models, spatial analysis,measurement and classification, cartographic modeling, and GISdesign. Responding to both the needs and technical skills of today'sstudents, this Fourth Edition: * Makes concepts accessible to students from a wide range ofbackgrounds * Offers more practical and relevant coverage of GIS design andimplementation * Reflects the latest changes in GIS applications * Examines in greater depth the underlying computer science behindGIS * Uncovers the most recent developments on GIS research * Expands coverage of the increasingly robust literature oncartographic visualization * Includes Web-based labs and links to current and updated datasetresources Taking an open-ended, hands-on approach that gets you to ask yourown questions about the underlying concepts, the Fourth Editionhelps you not only master the basics but acquire the activeproblem-solving skills that are a key component of success in theGIS industry.
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Arc Marine

GIS for a Blue Planet

Author: Dawn J. Wright

Publisher: ESRI, Inc.

ISBN: 1589480171

Category: Science

Page: 202

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Authors of the book Arc Marine discuss results of a successful effort to create and define a data model for academic, government, military, and private oceanographers, resource managers, conservationists, geographers, nautical archaeologists, and analysts and managers of marine applications. Arc Marine is the perfect starting point for the intermediate marine student as well as a resource for the marine GIS expert. At a time when health of our oceans is seen as crucial to our existence, marine researchers have developed a data model that supports sea floor mapping, fisheries management, marine mammal tracking, monitoring shoreline change, and water temperature analysis. This book enables marine professionals to do better work.
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Geographic Information Science and Systems

Author: Paul A. Longley,Michael F. Goodchild,David J. Maguire,David W. Rhind

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118676955

Category: Science

Page: 477

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"Effective use of today's powerful GIS technology requires an understanding of the science of problem-solving that underpins it. Since the first edition published over a decade ago, this book has led the way, with its focus on the scientific principles that support GIS usage. It has also provided thorough, upto- date coverage of GIS procedures, techniques and public policy applications. This unique combination of science, technology and practical problem solving has made this book a best-seller across a broad spectrum of disciplines. This fully updated 4th edition continues to deliver on these strengths"--
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Advanced Data Warehouse Design

From Conventional to Spatial and Temporal Applications

Author: Elzbieta Malinowski,Esteban Zimányi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540744054

Category: Computers

Page: 435

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This exceptional work provides readers with an introduction to the state-of-the-art research on data warehouse design, with many references to more detailed sources. It offers a clear and a concise presentation of the major concepts and results in the subject area. Malinowski and Zimányi explain conventional data warehouse design in detail, and additionally address two innovative domains recently introduced to extend the capabilities of data warehouse systems: namely, the management of spatial and temporal information.
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Designing Better Maps

A Guide for GIS Users

Author: Cynthia A. Brewer

Publisher: Esri Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 203

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A guide to map design covers such topics as resolution and viewing distance, fonts and symbols, colors, scale bars, and export options.
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GIS, Spatial Analysis, and Modeling

Author: David J. Maguire,Michael Batty,Michael F. Goodchild

Publisher: Esri Press

ISBN: 9781589481305

Category: Science

Page: 480

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A guide for geographic analysts, modelers, software engineers, and GIS professionals, this book discusses agent-based modeling, dynamic feedback and simulation modeling, as well as links between models and GIS software. This collection also presents a state-of-the-art understanding of applications based on environmental, atmospheric, hydrological, urban, social, health, and economic models.
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