Learning ArcGIS Geodatabases
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Learning ArcGIS Geodatabases

Hussein Nasser

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Learning ArcGIS Geodatabases

Hussein Nasser

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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.


This is a solution-based book, showcasing the real power of ArcGIS Geodatabase by following a real-world, example-based approach

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.

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Learning ArcGIS Geodatabases

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Learning ArcGIS Geodatabases
About the Author
About the Reviewers
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What this book covers
What you need for this book
Who this book is for
Reader feedback
Customer support
Downloading the example code
1. Authoring Geodatabases
Bestaurants, the best restaurants in Belize
Designing the geodatabase schema
Creating the geodatabase
The spatial reference
Creating the feature classes
Editing the geodatabase in ArcMap
2. Working with Geodatabase Datasets
Working with feature classes
Adding new attributes
Modifying the properties of the attributes
Working with object tables and relations
Working with annotations
Importing other datasets
Importing shape files
Importing the CAD files
Importing coverage classes
3. Modeling Geodatabases
The entity relationship diagram for Bestaurants
The flaws in the current geodatabase
The proposed geodatabase model
Implementing the proposed model
Authoring the geodatabase
Creating geodatabase datasets
Assigning domains to the feature class
Adding subtypes to the new feature class
Enabling attachments in the feature class
Testing the new geodatabase in ArcMap
4. Optimizing Geodatabases
Geodatabase indexing
Attribute indexing
Adding an attribute index
Spatial indexing
Adding a spatial index
Using indexes effectively
Geodatabase compression
Compressing a file geodatabase
Using compression effectively
Compacting a file geodatabase
Using compacting effectively
5. Programming Geodatabases
Using Python scripting
Creating a geodatabase
Creating a feature class
Adding and deleting fields
Copying features
Backing up the Bestaurants_Web geodatabase
A list of arcpy commands
Using the model builder
Creating a model
Creating a feature class
Running the model
6. Enterprise Geodatabases
The benefits of the enterprise geodatabase
Setting up a Microsoft SQL Server Express geodatabase
System requirements
Installing SQL Server Express
Configuring SQL Server Express
Enabling TCP remote pipe
Enabling the firewall's database port
Connecting to the database
Connecting to the database from a remote machine
Creating an enterprise geodatabase
Working with an enterprise geodatabase
Adding users
Creating a connection to the enterprise geodatabase
Migrating a file geodatabase to an enterprise geodatabase
Assigning privileges

Learning ArcGIS Geodatabases

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First published: June 2014
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About the Author

Hussein Nasser is an Esri award-winning senior GIS solution architect at Electricity and Water Authority, Bahrain. He was the first author to write about the ArcGIS for Server technology after its complete revamp in Version 10.1. In 2007, Hussein won the annual ArcGIS for Server Code Challenge conducted at the Esri Developer Summit in Palm Springs, California, for using the AJAX techn...

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