National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis
Unit 66 - Database Creation
- Author(s): Unit 66, CC in GIS
- National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis
- Editor(s): Goodchild, Michael F.
- Kemp, Karen K.
- et al.
This unit examines the planning and management issues involved in the physical creation of the database. It describes some issues in database creation, key hardware parameters of the system, partitioning the database for tiles and layers and converting data for the database. It illustrates these through an example from the Flathead National Forest in northwestern Montana, where a resource management database was required.