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Unit 43 - Database Concepts I

  • Author(s): Unit 43, CC in GIS
  • White, Gerald
  • Editor(s): Goodchild, Michael F.
  • Kemp, Karen K.
  • et al.

This unit outlines fundamental concepts in database systems and their integration with GIS, including advantages of a database approach, views of a database, database management systems (DBMS), and alternative database models. Three models—hierarchical, network and relational—are discussed in greater detail.

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