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Learning ArcGIS Geodatabases by Hussein Nasser

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Chapter 3. Modeling Geodatabases

In the previous chapter, we managed to complete a geodatabase, create feature classes, add attributes, work with domains, and so much more. However, it was a quick and rough design, not very efficient. We also had multiple feature classes which are almost identical. They have some differences, but they share a lot of attributes. You may imagine that if I ask you to delete an attribute in your geodatabase or change its size, you will have to do it in all these feature classes. We had to repeat a lot of steps and duplicate fields between the different feature classes, and that is because we didn't spend time on designing a proper model for our geodatabase.

Modeling geodatabases is important; it allows you to identify ...

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