Building Geodatabases Class Resources

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Note: Building Geodatabases resources have been revised and updated for ArcGIS 10.5. Please note any errors or omissions in the comments.

Esri Resources:

 


Building Geodatabases resource by course topic

 

Geodata

 

Geodatabases

 

Types of geodatabases

 

Creating geodatabases

  • An overview of creating geodatabases
  • Creating a personal geodatabase
  • Creating a file geodatabase
  • Creating a geodatabase on a database server
  • Create an enterprise geodatabase

 

Tutorial

 

Videos

  • 2013 Esri International User Conference

Types of Geodatabases: Which One is Right for Me?

 

Esri Training – Web Courses

 

Feature classes and tables

Tables and feature classes

 

Data types

 

Adding datasets and other geodatabase elements

 

Tools

 

Rasters – Raster datasets and mosaic datasets

 

Data types

 

Rasters and images tutorials and workflows

 

Esri Training – Training Seminars

 

Articles

 

Subtypes

Subtypes

  • A quick tour of subtypes
  • Working with subtypes
  • Creating subtypes
  • Modifying and deleting subtypes

 

Maintaining attribute integrity

  • About maintaining attribute integrity
  • Editing attributes with subtypes and domains
  • Validating features and relationships in ArcMap

 

Subtypes toolset

 

Building a geodatabase tutorial

 

Esri Training – Web Courses

 

Domains

Domains

  • A quick tour of attribute domains
  • Creating a new attribute range domain
  • Creating a new coded value domains
  • Modifying and deleting attribute domains
  • Browsing the domains of a geodatabase
  • Browsing the attribute domains of a geodatabase from the a feature class or table
  • Associating default values and domains with tables and feature classes

 

Maintaining attribute integrity

  • About maintaining attribute integrity while editing
  • Editing attributes with subtypes and domains
  • Validating features and relationships in ArcMap

 

Domains toolset

 

Building a geodatabase tutorial

 

Esri Training – Web Courses

 

Relationship classes

Joining and relating tables by attributes

 

Relationships and related objects

 

Editing relationships and related features

  • About editing relationships in ArcMap
  • Creating a relationship between selected features
  • Editing the attributes of related features

 

Relationship Classes toolset

 

Building a geodatabase tutorial

 

Attachments

Attaching files to features

  • Enabling attachments
  • Adding attachments to features
  • Viewing attachments

 

An overview of the Attachments toolset

 

Geodatabase topology

Topologies

  • An overview of topology in ArcGIS
  • Topology basics
  • Topology in ArcGIS
  • Designing a geodatabase topology
  • Creating a topology
  • Validating a topology

 

Editing topology

 

Building a geodatabase tutorial

 

Topology Rules Poster

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.3\Documentation\topology_rules_poster.pdf

 

Esri Training – Web Courses

 

XML Workspace

XML workspace document

 

Packages

About packaging and sharing data

  • About packaging and sharing data
  • Creating a layer package
  • Creating a map package
  • Creating a tile package

 

Esri Training – Web Courses

 

Geodata services

Geodata services

 

Geodatabase design

Designing a geodatabase

  • An overview of geodatabase design
  • Geodatabase design steps
  • Documenting your geodatabase design
  • Modeling feature classes
  • Design tips

 

Designing a table

 

Data model sources

 

Example data models

 

Books

 


Old and/or deprecated resources

 

ArcGIS Functionality Matrixes - Desktop and server functionality by license level

 

Geodatabase

 

References

Essential readings on the geodatabase

 

Creating a geodatabase

 

Feature classes and tables

 

Rasters and mosaic datasets

 

Subtypes

 

Domains

 

Relationship classes

 

Attachments

 

Geodatabase topologies

 

Geodata services & packages

 

Geodatabase design

 

Esri Press books on geodatabase design

 

Other books

 

Data Models

 

ArcGIS for Local Government Community

 

ArcGIS for Utilities

 

Tools and utilities

 

 

Videos

2014 Esri International Developer Summit

 

2013 Esri International User Conference

 

Recommended Training/Follow-on Classes

On geodatabases

 

On editing and sharing geodatabases

 

On Python

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