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.

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.

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.

National Land Parcel Data

A Vision for the Future
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Earth Sciences and Resources,Mapping Science Committee,Committee on Land Parcel Databases: A National Vision
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309110300
Category: Science
Page: 172
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Land parcel data (also known as cadastral data) provide geographically referenced information about the rights, interests, and ownership of land and are an important part of the financial, legal, and real estate systems of society. The data are used by governments to make decisions about land development, business activities, regulatory compliance, emergency response, and law enforcement. In 1980, a National Research Council book called for nationally integrated land parcel data, but despite major progress in the development of land parcel databases in many local jurisdictions, little progress has been made toward a national system. National Land Parcel Data looks at the current status of land parcel data in the United States. The book concludes that nationally integrated land parcel data is necessary, feasible, and affordable. It provides recommendations for establishing a practical framework for sustained intergovernmental coordination and funding required to overcome the remaining challenges and move forward.

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.

Graphische Semiologie

Diagramme, Netze, Karten
Author: Jacques Bertin
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110834901
Category: Science
Page: 430
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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.

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.

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.

GIS India


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Geographic information systems
Page: N.A
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GIS Worlds

Creating Spatial Data Infrastructures
Author: Ian Masser
Publisher: Esri Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Computers
Page: 312
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In describing the emergence of the spatial data infrastructure (SDI) phenomenon, this book covers the diffusion and evolution of SDIs around the world, and indicates the countries in which SDIs are far along, and those in which more work is needed. The implementation of SDIs from a practical perspective and a method of institution building for regional, continental, and global SDIs is outlined. This guide offers recommendations about how SDI stakeholders around the world can leverage the work already done and maintain the momentum that is currently driving the global SDI phenomenon.

Spatial Portals

Gateways to Geographic Information
Author: Winnie Tang,Jan Selwood
Publisher: Esri Press
ISBN: 9781589481312
Category: Science
Page: 179
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Outlining the opportunities, developments, challenges, and issues that are impacting the geospatial industry, this guide discusses system design alterations, development, and management strategies for GIS professionals. Spatial portals and how they are revolutionizing the way people manage, find, share, and use geographic knowledge--from the local level to the world stage--are discussed. The manner in which spatial portals help people search for and access networks of relevant information held by local, state, and federal governments, and other organizations is also covered.

Children Map the World

Selections from the Barbara Petchenik Children's World Map Competition
Author: Jacqueline Margaret Anderson
Publisher: Esri Press
ISBN: 9781589481251
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 110
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100 world maps drawn, painted, crayoned, sewn, and knitted by children over the past decade are featured in this retrospective survey of the work of young cartographers and symbologists. Many of the images are arresting and offer a wide variety of perspective; younger children's maps are often accompanied by comforting images of childhood, such as teddy bears or birthday cakes, while older children tend to show images of poverty, disease, and warfare. Despite this scattering of painful images, the maps express the worldwide hopes of children for opportunity, economic development, friendship, and international understanding, and they have helped raise the standard for maps and atlases produced for children and young people. This is the first time the International Cartographic Association has ever allowed publication of these striking pieces of artwork.

ARC User


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Geographic information systems
Page: N.A
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Mapping Global Cities

GIS Methods in Urban Analysis
Author: Ayse Pamuk
Publisher: Esri Press
ISBN: 9781589481435
Category: Computers
Page: 182
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Describes how GIS is used in urban planning and policymaking.

A to Z GIS

An Illustrated Dictionary of Geographic Information Systems
Author: Tasha Wade,Shelly Sommer
Publisher: Esri Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Computers
Page: 268
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Provides a collection of more than 1800 GIS terms and illustrations.

GeoWorld


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Geographic information systems
Page: N.A
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Cartographic Perspectives

Bulletin of the North American Cartographic Information Society
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Cartography
Page: N.A
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Desktop Mapping

Grundlagen und Praxis in Kartographie und GIS
Author: Gerold Olbrich,Michael Quick,Jürgen Schweikart
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642563465
Category: Science
Page: 309
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Schätzungsweise 80% aller verfügbaren Daten haben geographischen Bezug. Dank der rasanten Entwicklung von Hard- und Software ist es heute leichter denn je, diese raumbezogenen Daten als Karte abzubilden. Zunehmend bedienen sich daher heute auch Praktiker und Wissenschaftler ohne spezielle Kartographiekenntnisse dieser Form der Darstellung. Dem Leser wird zunächst unverzichtbares Basiswissen aus dem Bereich der thematischen Kartographie vermittelt und darauf aufbauend die Methodik der angewandten digitalen Kartographie erläutert. Wie sieht ein kartographischer PC-Arbeitsplatz aus? Wie kommen die Daten in den PC? Wie wird eine Karte daraus und wie kommt diese anschließend auf den Drucker oder ins Internet? Diese Fragen werden in einem separaten Kapitel zur angewandten digitalen Kartographie beantwortet. Ein ausführlicher Überblick über gängige Software rundet das Buch ab. Die beiliegende CD-ROM enthält Demoversionen zu diesen Programmen.