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August 7, 2006 / Steven Pousty

White paper for ESRI to write

I was explaing my troubles to Naomi today and we came up with a great idea for a white paper or tech article for ESRI to write:

Geodatabases for relational database users

There are many more relational database users out there and they could use some help transitioning to the geodb. There are constructs and patterns that they will be used to using that do not work in geodbs. There is plenty of material explaining concepts in the geodb and how to design a geodb but these assume that the person doesn’t have a mental model for working with RDBMs. If you want to appease these people and make them feel comfortable about putting their data in a geodb then do some hand holding. There needs to be a clear set of transitioning rules to help people make the transition. It would help keep a lot more hair on peoples heads…


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