Geodatabase Construction

This course covers the essential concepts of the geodatabase (geographical database or GDB) and teaches the skills you need to store, manage and maintain the quality of their GIS data centrally. You will learn how to create a geodatabase, migrate existing data and edit data stored in it. In the course exercises, you will create advanced elements of the GDB that maintain spatial relationships of the elements and allow to locate and correct errors automatically according to rules and behaviors you set.


  • Exploration of the geodatabase: what a geodatabase?; types of geodatabase; identification of opportunities to extend the data geographic; the geodatabase functionality.
  • Creation and download of data: creation of the schema of the geodatabase; addition of data to the geodatabase; workflow: from design to prototype; techniques for aggregating data.
  • Raster data management: what is a raster data?; How are represented the raster data?; issues of the management of data raster; What is mosaic dataset?; construction of datasets of mosaic.
  • Maintenance of the integrity of the data using subtypes: what are the subtypes?; creation of subtypes.
  • Maintaining the integrity of the attributes: identification of common errors in a table; domains of attributes; creation of domains.
  • Relationship of data using kinds of relationship: Why create relations?; the relationships are defined by...; What is a kinds of relationship?; use of the kinds of relationship; requirements of kinds of relationship; creation of a kind of relationship; properties of classes of relationship; relationship rules.
  • Addition of attachments: attachment of files to entities; creation and display of attachments.
  • Design of the geodatabase topology: sharing geometry; Why use topology of the geodatabase?; flow of work of the topology; flow of work of the topology: design; specification of the rules of topology; workflow topology: construction, validation, evaluation and resolution.
  • Share your geodatabase: what are your options to share?; which option works best?; publication of service of geodata.
  • Designing a geodatabase: geodatabase design workflow; preparation for the implementation of the geodatabase; templates and models of data in the geodatabase.
  • Putting everything together – implement a geodatabase: creation of a prototype file geodatabase; creation of a class of entity, definition of subtypes and loads of data; creation and allocation of domains and definition of values default; creation of classes of relationship; creation of topology; creation of a mosaic dataset; testing of the implementation; share your design.


This course is designed for GIS data managers, analysts, specialists, data technicians, database administrators and other experienced ArcGIS users who need to store and manage data in a GDB. Data managers will find this course really useful. Students must have attended the course ArcGIS II: Tools and Functionality or have equivalent knowledge.

Those who complete the course will be able to:

  • Access to data GIS stored in geodatabases in file, multi-user and server GIS.
  • Create a structure appropriate Geodatabase for organizing the data for storage, presentation and editing them in an efficient manner.
  • Add rules and behaviors to ensure the integrity space and of them attributes of the data geographic.
  • Start with advantages the geodatabase design using a template of the data model.
  • Create a geodata service to share the geodatabase with Desktop, web and mobile users.

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