Building a Geodatabase: ArcGIS 9 by ESRI Press

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Construction a Geodatabase introduces you to geodatabase options and indicates the right way to use the ESRI(R) (R) ArcGIS&tm; computer products-- ArcInfo&tm; , ArcEditor&tm; , and ArcView(R) to enforce geographic database designs. no matter if you're uploading current info or construction a brand new geodatabase from scratch, this publication makes it effortless to discover a role and paintings in the course of the steps to get it performed. you are going to how you can: Migrate current geographic info right into a geodatabase.Create new function sessions, characteristic facts units, and tables.Add habit in your gains through developing subtypes and validation rules.Create relationships among items on your geodatabase via developing dating periods and geometric networks.Design your geodatabase utilizing Unified Modeling Language, and create your geodatabase schema utilizing Computer-Aided software program Engineering tools.Create new gains and edit current positive aspects with behaviors.Create and edit size beneficial properties to annotate your maps and drawings.Work with a versioned geodatabase. commence via following the quick-start instructional to get an outline of ways to create and edit a geodatabase, after which really create your first geodatabase. for those who favor, leap correct in and scan by yourself. in case you have questions, you can find concise, step by step solutions within, totally illustrated, that will help you entire a job.

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2 1 2. Point to New. 3. Click Table. 4. Type a name for the table. To create an alias for this table, type the alias. 3 5. Click Next. u 4 See Also For details about using configuration keywords with ArcSDE, see the ArcSDE Configuration and Tuning Guide for PDF file. 5 36 BUILDING A GEODATABASE Tip Using another table as a template When creating a new table, you can use another table as a template. Click Import, navigate to the table whose field definitions you want to copy, then click OK.

3. Type a name for the coordinate system. 4. Type the parameters for a custom datum or choose a predefined datum from the dropdown list. 2 5. Type the angular unit or choose a predefined angular unit from the dropdown list. 6. Type the degrees, minutes, and seconds defining the prime meridian’s longitude, or choose a predefined prime meridian from the dropdown list. 3 7. Click OK. 4 8. Follow steps 9 through 16 for ‘Creating a feature dataset with a predefined coordinate system’. 5 6 7 CREATING NEW ITEMS IN A GEODATABASE 43 See Also For information about which parameters are appropriate for which projection, see Understanding Map Projections.

10. Type the minimum x, minimum y, maximum x, and maximum y coordinate values for the dataset and type the required precision for the coordinate values. u 9 Q 40 BUILDING A GEODATABASE Tip 11. Click the Z Domain tab. Precision Since the size of the spatial domain is dependent on the value of precision, when the precision is changed, the maximum m- or zvalue will change to fit within the size of the spatial extent. Similarly, when the maximum m- or z-value is changed, the precision will also change to fit the domain extent.

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