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Modeling Our World

The ESRI Guide to Geodatabase Design

by Michael Zeiler

ESRI Press, 1999, 216 pp.

ISBN: 1-879102-62-5

Price: $29.95 

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Modeling Our World is the comprehensive guide and reference to GIS data modeling in general, and to the geodatabase model in particular. It shows how to make the right decisions about modeling data—decisions that will inform each aspect of a GIS project, from database design and data capture to spatial analysis and visual presentation.

You will learn to:
  • Design a geographic database that fits the project
  • Customize the database without writing code
  • Manage work flows in complex projects
  • Model diverse linear systems such as streams, freeways, or electrical grids
  • Incorporate satellite images for geographic analysis and display
  • Create three-dimensional GIS data models

Illustrated with hundreds of full-color maps and figures, Modeling Our World will be essential reading for a wide audience. Seasoned ArcInfo users who are making the transition to version 8 and serious new users of the software will find that Modeling Our World is required reading on the path to GIS success.

About the author: Michael Zeiler is the author of Inside ARC/INFO, the first edition of Building Applications with MapObjects, and Exploring ArcObjects.

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