National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis
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.