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.

Modeling Our World

The ESRI Guide to Geodatabase Design
Author: Michael Zeiler
Publisher: ESRI, Inc.
ISBN: 9781879102620
Category: Computers
Page: 199
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Geographic data models are digital frameworks that describe the location and characteristics of things in the world around us. With a geographic information system, we can use these models as lenses to see, interpret, and analyze the infinite complexity of our natural and man-made environments. With the geodatabase, a new geographic data model introduced with ArcInfo 8, you can extend significantly the level of detail and range of accuracy with which you can model geographic reality in a database environment.

Spatial Database Systems

Design, Implementation and Project Management
Author: Albert K.W. Yeung,G. Brent Hall
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402053924
Category: Science
Page: 553
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This book places spatial data within the broader domain of information technology (IT) while providing a comprehensive and coherent explanation of the guiding principles, methods, implementation and operational management of spatial databases within the workplace. The text explains the key concepts, issues and processes of spatial data implementation and provides a holistic management perspective.

Regional and Urban GIS

A Decision Support Approach
Author: Timothy L. Nyerges,Piotr Jankowski
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 160623336X
Category: Social Science
Page: 299
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This unique text shows students and professionals how geographic information systems (GIS) can guide decision making about complex community and environmental problems. The authors’ step-by-step introduction to GIS-based decision analysis methods and techniques covers important urban and regional issues (land, transportation, and water resource management) and decision processes (planning, improvement programming, and implementation). Real-world case studies demonstrate how GIS-based decision support works in a variety of contexts, with a special focus on community and regional sustainability management. Ideal for course use, the book reinforces key concepts with end-of-chapter review questions; illustrations include 18 color plates.

Unlocking the Census with GIS


Author: Alan H. Peters,Heather Isabella MacDonald
Publisher: Esri Press
ISBN: 9781589481138
Category: Social Science
Page: 309
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Seeking to demystify the census and explaining the potential of GIS for understanding people, places, and local economies, this guide explains how geographic information systems (GIS) can significantly ease data management, allowing for new ways to analyze and present relationships among variables.

Building a GIS

System Architecture Design Strategies for Managers
Author: Dave Peters
Publisher: ESRI, Inc.
ISBN: 1589481593
Category: Computers
Page: 292
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The book's reach is as broad as it is detailed, intended both for IT experts just now adopting the technology and for GIS experts just now getting into system design - and for the nontechnical executives who need to take advantage of advancements in technology while managing change."--Jacket.

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.

Thinking about GIS

Geographic Information System Planning for Managers
Author: Roger F. Tomlinson
Publisher: ESRI, Inc.
ISBN: 1589481585
Category: Science
Page: 238
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Describes how to implement a successful geographic information system.

GIS and Land Records

The ArcGIS Parcel Data Model
Author: Nancy Von Meyer
Publisher: ESRI, Inc.
ISBN: 9781589480773
Category: Computers
Page: 169
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Describing applications and uses for parcel information in an ArcGIS geodatabase, this book covers the data model developed as a framework for land record information in an ArcGIS environment. Demonstrated is how the model supports real GIS work, including the update and maintenance of data content by tax assessors, planners, recorders, environmental managers, public works officials, safety officials, and others. Land records personnel learn how parcel information can be designed in a geodatabase so work can begin on system design and implementation. The advantages of putting parcel information into a geodatabase are described, and instruction on moving existing applications into the geodatabase is provided. Datasets are included that show how the parcel data model has been easily customized to satisfy different requirements.

Mapping and Modeling Weather and Climate with GIS


Author: Lori Armstrong,Kevin A. Butler,John Settelmaier,Tiffany C. Vance,Olga Wilhelmi
Publisher: ESRI Press
ISBN: 9781589483767
Category: Nature
Page: 370
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Latest research by more than three dozen atmospheric science experts on GIS and weather and climate studies.

The ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis: Modeling suitability, movement, and interaction


Author: Andy Mitchell
Publisher: Esri Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Computers
Page: 419
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The third volume in a popular series about geographic information systems (GIS) covers spatial interaction, site selection, routing, and scheduling.

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.

Quantitative Methods and Socio-Economic Applications in GIS, Second Edition


Author: Fahui Wang
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466584734
Category: Mathematics
Page: 333
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The second edition of a bestseller, Quantitative Methods and Socio-Economic Applications in GIS (previously titled Quantitative Methods and Applications in GIS) details applications of quantitative methods in social science, planning, and public policy with a focus on spatial perspectives. The book integrates GIS and quantitative (computational) methods and demonstrates them in various policy-relevant socio-economic applications with step-by-step instructions and datasets. The book demonstrates the diversity of issues where GIS can be used to enhance the studies related to socio-economic issues and public policy. See What’s New in the Second Edition: All project instructions are in ArcGIS 10.2 using geodatabase datasets New chapters on regionalization methods and Monte Carlo simulation Popular tasks automated as a convenient toolkit: Huff Model, 2SFCA accessibility measure, regionalization, Garin-Lowry model, and Monte Carlo based spatial simulation Advanced tasks now implemented in user-friendly programs or ArcGIS: centrality indices, wasteful commuting measure, p-median problem, and traffic simulation Each chapter has one subject theme and introduces the method (or a group of related methods) most relevant to the theme. While each method is illustrated in a special case of application, it can also be used to analyze different issues. For example, spatial regression is used to examine the relationship between job access and homicide patterns; systems of linear equations are analyzed to predict urban land use patterns; linear programming is introduced to solve the problem of wasteful commuting and allocate healthcare facilities; and Monte Carlo technique is illustrated in simulating urban traffic. The book illustrates the range of computational methods and covers common tasks and major issues encountered in a spatial environment. It provides a platform for learning technical skills and quantitative methods in the context of addressing real-world problems, giving you instant access to the tools to resolve major socio-economic issues.

Learning ArcGIS Geodatabases


Author: Hussein Nasser
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1783988657
Category: Computers
Page: 158
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This is a solution-based book, showcasing the real power of ArcGIS Geodatabase by following a real-world, example-based approach. 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.

Geographic Information Systems Applications in Transit


Author: N.A
Publisher: Transportation Research Board
ISBN: 0309070171
Category: Bus lines
Page: 60
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This synthesis will be of interest to transit practitioners and researchers, including technical staff and transit managers, as well as to vendors of Geographic Information System (GIS) solutions. This report illustrates the value of GIS to transit agencies in service provision and in potential cost savings. The synthesis summarizes the experiences of a variety of transit agencies, with information provided from small- and medium-sized transit operators, as well as from large transit agencies. It documents current practices, effective applications, and challenges.

Getting to Know ArcGIS

Modelbuilder
Author: David W. Allen
Publisher: Esri Press
ISBN: 9781589482555
Category: Computers
Page: 320
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Getting to Know ArcGIS ModelBuilder teaches readers how to develop reusable geoprocessing workflows and run programs as models. Written for intermediate and advanced GIS users, Getting to Know ArcGIS ModelBuilder is the first reference book and workbook exclusively for ModelBuilderÖ, a visual programming technology available in ArcGIS« software. Getting to Know ArcGIS ModelBuilder presents basic and more complex concepts and demonstrates best practices through hands-on exercises. The book, divided into seven chapters addressing model basics, interactive models, flow of control, the modeling environment, multiple inputs, model iterations, Python« scripting, and building model documentation, fosters a comprehensive knowledge of ModelBuilder. Readers can use the concepts taught in the book to adapt the tools, scripts, and applications in ModelBuilder to their own areas of expertise. Like other books in the Esri Press Getting to Know series, Getting to Know ArcGIS ModelBuilder is designed to support students in the classroom as well as self-learners.

Beyond Maps

GIS and Decision Making in Local Government
Author: John O'Looney
Publisher: ESRI, Inc.
ISBN: 9781879102798
Category: Political Science
Page: 225
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Using the varied case studies, this comprehensive resource looks beyond the mechanics of systems and screens to show how local governments can make geographic information systems true management tools. Case studies provide a framework of understanding of the unique capabilities of GIS. 50 maps.

Hydrogeological Conceptual Site Models

Data Analysis and Visualization
Author: Neven Kresic,Alex Mikszewski
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439852227
Category: Science
Page: 600
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A reference for students, researchers, and environmental professionals, Hydrogeological Conceptual Site Models: Data Analysis and Visualization explains how to develop effective conceptual site models, perform advanced spatial data analysis, and generate informative graphics for applications in hydrogeology and groundwater remediation. Written by expert practitioners, this full-color book illustrates how fundamental hydrogeological concepts are translated into quantitative, high-resolution computer visualizations. In addition, the authors discuss topics not typically covered in conventional textbooks, including GIS technology and the relationship between conceptual site models and environmental policy. Advanced Methods for Data Analysis and Visualization Featuring more than 500 color illustrations, this unique and visually powerful book outlines the required elements of a conceptual site model and provides numerous examples of supporting charts, cross-sections, maps, and 3D graphics. The authors describe advanced analytical methods such as geospatial processing, kriging, and groundwater modeling through practical real-life examples. They also present numerous case studies in groundwater supply and remediation to help explain key engineering design concepts. Data-Driven Assessments of Groundwater Management Policy The authors tackle controversial topics, ranging from technical impracticability of groundwater remediation to sustainable management of groundwater resources. They encourage discussion and independent thought about how current environmental policies and practices can evolve to achieve better outcomes at less cost to society. Practical Strategies for Communicating Your Findings to the General Public While the book is technical in nature, equations and advanced theory are kept to a minimum. The text focuses on practical strategies to help you create easy-to-understand data tables, graphs, maps, and illustrations for technical and nontechnical audiences alike. A companion DVD includes animations, reference material, modeling software, and more.

Quantitative Methods and Applications in GIS


Author: Fahui Wang
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 142000428X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 304
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Quantitative Methods and Applications in GIS integrates GIS, spatial analysis, and quantitative methods to address various issues in socioeconomic studies and public policy. Methods range from basic regression analysis to advanced topics such as linear programming and system of equations. Applications vary from typical themes in urban and regional analysis - trade area analysis, accessibility measures, analysis of regional growth patterns, land use simulation - to issues related to crime and health analyses. The book covers common tasks such as distance and travel time estimation, spatial smoothing and interpolation, and accessibility measures. It also covers the major issues that are encountered in spatial analysis including modifiable areal unit problems, rate estimate of rare events in small populations, and spatial autocorrelation. Each chapter has one subject theme, introduces the method (or a group of related methods) most relevant to the theme, and then uses case studies to implement the method in a GIS environment.

The Geography of Transport Systems


Author: Jean-Paul Rodrigue,Claude Comtois,Brian Slack
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317210107
Category: Transportation
Page: 440
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This expanded and revised fourth edition of The Geography of Transport Systems provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the field with a broad overview of its concepts, methods and areas of application. Aimed mainly at an undergraduate audience, it provides an overview of the spatial aspects of transportation and focuses on how the mobility of passengers and freight is linked with geography. The book is divided in ten chapters, each covering a specific conceptual dimension, including networks, modes, terminals, freight transportation, urban transportation and environmental impacts, and updated with the latest information available. The fourth edition offers new material on the issues of transport and the economy, city logistics, supply chains, security, energy, the environment, as well as a revised content structure. With over 160 updated photographs, figures and maps, The Geography of Transport Systems presents transportation systems at different scales ranging from global to local and focuses on different contexts such as North America, Europe and East Asia. This volume is an essential resource for undergraduates studying transport geography, as well as those interested in economic and urban geography, transport planning and engineering. A companion web site, which contains additional material, has been developed for the book and can be found here: http://people.hofstra.edu/geotrans/