Relational Database Management Systems, Database Design, and GIS
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This presentation offers an overview of several different ways to organize and present GIS databases. It begins with a comparison of hybrid models and spatial database servers. That is followed by advantages and disadvantages of relational databases. The bulk of the presentation offers design tips, including a list of elements of and influences on good database design. It addresses design processes, structural concerns, conceptual models, and types of relationships, as well as other elements.
Missouri Spatial Data Information Service