Modeling Our World: The ESRI Guide to Geodatabase Design Paperback – Jan 1 2000
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A geographic data model is a representation of the real world that can be used in a GIS to produce maps, perform interactive queries, and execute analysis. Read the first page
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Top Customer Reviews
The book is very nicely produced, however. It gives the feel of Powerpoint slides plus the narrative you would hear if you went to an ESRI workshop. Literally every piece of information is explained both graphically and in the text. And of course as software books go, its not too expensive. However, you can get most of this information for free, from the extensive help files that come with ArcView -- plus examples and how-to-use-the-software instructions.
If you're just getting started with GIS, there are lots of getting-started books out there. If you need a lot of depth, try Zeiler's ArcObjects 2-volume set (yes, same author, but much more meaty).
The book is a veritable corucopia of colorful graphics, figures, and imagery. Many readers will be able to achieve an 80% understanding of the material merely by closely studying the figures and examples - kind of the National Geographic "read the captions" approach.
The text contains lots of class/component diagrams that give a very good overview of the underlaying Geodatabase software architecture. This is a book that I will use and refer back to on a frequent basis. Rock on!
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I really like this book... It's well-written, and I am finding it helpful for understanding some of the concepts new to the world of ArcGIS. Read morePublished on July 15 2003 by Matt Francis
This is a good book to learn geodatabase. I expect the author to add more explanations and examples about modeling geodatabase.Published on March 11 2002 by Anu R. Pradhan
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