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Feature dataset

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A feature dataset is a collection of related feature classes that share a common coordinate system. Feature datasets are used to spatially or thematically integrate related feature classes. Their primary purpose is for organizing related feature classes into a common dataset for building a topology, a network dataset, a terrain dataset, or a geometric network. There are additional situations in which users apply feature datasets in their geodatabases:

• To organize thematically related feature classes Sometimes, users will organize a collection of feature classes for a common theme into a single feature dataset. For example, users might have a feature dataset for Water that contains Hydro Points, Hydro Lines, and Hydro Polygons. • To organize data access based on database privileges Sometimes, users organize data access privileges using feature datasets. All feature classes contained within a feature dataset have the same access ... more

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System Design Strategies

System Design Strategies is an exclusive resource for the successful design and deployment for geographic information systems technology. This documentation is provided to share system architecture design methodology and the fundamental principles that contribute to system performance and scalability.

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Event: Esri Petroleum GIS Conference
Location: George R. Brown Convention Center - Houston, TX
Date: 4/24/2014

Event: Esri Petroleum GIS Conference
Location: George R. Brown Convention Center - Houston, TX
Date: 4/25/2014

Event: Esri Southeast User Conference
Location: Charlotte Convention Center - Charlotte, NC
Date: 5/5/2014

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GIS Trivia

Can you survive our GIS Trivia Challenge?

What is the study of what the geography was in times past?

  1. Palaeogeography
  2. Paleontology
  3. Paleoecology

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