Spatial Database Design and Management

Efficient storage of GIS data requires the implementation of well-designed data models.
Our goal for designing clients’ geospatial databases is to develop data models that will be easy for your GIS specialists to manage over the long run. Our databases provide reliable and expandable secure solutions to the management of your GIS data storage requirements.

GIS database design is a cyclical process that requires the input of all stake holders in an organization. The general database design process includes:

1. Identify the information products that you will create and manage with your GIS.
2. Identify the key data themes based on your information requirements.
3. Specify the scale ranges and the spatial representations of each data theme at each scale.
4. Decompose each representation into one or more geographic datasets.
5. Define the tabular database structure and behavior for descriptive attributes.
6. Define the spatial behavior, spatial relationships, and integrity rules for your datasets.
7. Propose a geodatabase design.
8. Design editing workflows and map display properties.
9. Assign responsibilities for building and maintaining each data layer.
10. Build a working prototype. Review and refine your design
11. Document your geodatabase design.
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