Building a Geodatabase introduces you to geodatabase concepts and shows how to use the ESRI(R) (R) ArcGIS&tm; Desktop products-- ArcInfo&tm; , ArcEditor&tm; , and ArcView(R) to implement geographic database designs. Whether you are importing existing data or building a new geodatabase from scratch, this book makes it easy to find a task and work through the steps to get it done.
You will learn how to:
Migrate existing geographic data into a geodatabase.
Create new feature classes, feature data sets, and tables.
Add behavior to your features by creating subtypes and validation rules.
Create relationships between objects in your geodatabase by creating relationship classes and geometric networks.
Design your geodatabase using Unified Modeling Language, and create your geodatabase schema using Computer-Aided Software Engineering tools.
Create new features and edit existing features with behaviors.
Create and edit dimension features to annotate your maps and drawings.
Work with a versioned geodatabase.
Begin by following the quick-start tutorial to get an overview of how to create and edit a geodatabase, and then actually create your first geodatabase. If you prefer, jump right in and experiment on your own. When you have questions, you will find concise, step-by-step answers inside, fully illustrated, to help you complete a task.