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1 Assignment 3. Creating a personal geodatabase Review Gorr/Kurland, “GIS Tutorial 4 Geodatabases.” I Definitions: § Feature class: a group of points, lines, or polygons representing geographic objects of the same kind (e.g., counties, buildings, roads). § Geodatabase: a set of features classes. It has the advantage of being able to store multiple feature classes and to store labels as annotation, and it can create domains for attributes (i.e. valid values or ranges of values for an attribute field) to restrict data entry to valid values. o Geodatabase allows you to incorporate feature classes (including coverages), tables, and rasters. II § In ArcCatalog, create a personal geodatabase & import feature classes (or coverages): o Right-click your data folder>New>Personal Geodatabase (type an appropriate name)>Enter. o Right-click the new geodatabase>Import>Feature Class (single). § In the tree, click on an appropriate feature class (or coverage ) box of the dialog. Check that
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