shrug-l: Room for One in June 25-27 Building Geodatabases I Class

Valerie Johnson
Mon, 23 Jun 2003 16:00:51 -0400

Due to a cancellation, Tallahassee-Leon County GIS now has ONE seat =
available in this week's ESRI instructor-led course "Building Geodatabases =
I."   If you are interested in this class, please contact Valerie Johnson, =
TLCGIS, at (850) 488-2818, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.   First come, =
first served.

WHAT:  Building Geodatabases I (taught by Will Green from ESRI, using =
ArcGIS 8.3)

COST:  $880 for the seat; TLCGIS can accept checks, MasterCard, or Visa; =
we do not accept Discover Card or American Express; a receipt will be =

WHEN:  Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, June 25-27, 2003

STARTS:  8:30 a.m. and goes until approximately 5:00 p.m. each day

WHERE:  Leon County Courthouse (301 S. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL), Level =
P3, in the "GIS NT Training Room."

PREREQUISITES:  Prior knowledge of the geodatabase is not required; =
however, participants should complete Introduction to ArcGIS I and II (for =
ArcView 8, ArcEditor 8, and ArcInfo 8), or What's New in ArcInfo 8 =
(previously offered instructor-led course or currently available Web-based =
course), or have equivalent knowledge. Participants should not take this =
course if they have completed the previously offered course, Creating and =
Managing Geodatabases (for ArcEditor 8 and ArcInfo 8).



This new three-day course details the capabilities of the geodatabase and =
how to migrate existing data to build a geodatabase for ArcGIS 8.3. =
Participants learn how to create, use, edit, and manage spatial and =
attribute data stored in the geodatabase. Discussion topics include =
loading data into the geodatabase; defining appropriate topology rules; =
and maintaining data integrity through subtypes, attribute domains, and =
relationship classes. Instruction will be given on loading existing data =
from coverages, shapefiles, and computer-aided design (CAD) formats to =
create new point, line, polygon, and annotation feature classes.


This course is for spatial data managers who have a basic understanding of =
ArcGIS desktop applications and are ready to use the geodatabase. New and =
existing data managers waiting to migrate to the geodatabase will benefit =
from this course.


Load data into the geodatabase from a variety of formats=20
Set spatial reference and spatial domain=20
Build a topology in the geodatabase=20
Apply the appropriate topological rules for data=20
Use the appropriate attribute rules for data with subtypes and domains=20
Edit topological data=20
Generate relationship classes=20
Create and use rules for relationship classes and attribute data entry=20
Produce and edit annotation=20
Topics covered

Introduction to the geodatabase: Data storage options; Geodatabase =
structures and permissions; Enterprise vs. personal geodatabase; Geodatabas=
e tables in a database management system (DBMS)

Building a geodatabase: Designing the geodatabase; Defining its structure; =
Creating a new schema; Loading data from shapefiles, CAD files, and =
coverage point, line, polygon, region, and annotation features

Understanding spatial domain: Precision vs. accuracy; Geodatabase =
coordinate storage

Geodatabase topology: Topology management in the geodatabase; Building a =
topology; Setting the properties of a topology; Setting appropriate =
topological rules; Fixing topological errors; Editing topological data

Relationship classes: Creating relationship classes; Setting relationship =
class properties; Using relationships in ArcMap; Relationship rules; =
Validation; Simple vs. composite relationships

Attribute validation rules: Subtypes and domains; Creating subtypes; =
Editing subtypes in ArcMap; Creating domains; Editing with domains in =
ArcMap; Coded value vs. range domains; Subtypes and relationship rules

Valerie Johnson
GIS Mapping Specialist
Tallahassee-Leon County GIS
Leon County Courthouse, Level P-3
301 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
PH (850) 488-2818
FAX (850) 922-0099