Managing Geospatial Data in ArcGIS

Strictly by pre-registration only

What is this course about?

Achieve simplified data management that supports your organization's needs.

This course takes you on an in-depth exploration of the geodatabase, the native data storage format for ArcGIS software. Best practices to create a geodatabase to centrally store and efficiently manage your organization's authoritative geospatial data are covered. You will develop skills needed to configure unique geodatabase features that ensure data integrity and accuracy over time and a thorough understanding of file and enterprise geodatabase capabilities.

Course details






2 days




Geodata Course

CPD points


Esri Indonesia will provide the following software to use during class:

  • ArcGIS Pro (Standard or Advanced)

Are there any prerequisites?

What skills will I learn?

  • Create a geodatabase, explore schema options, and evaluate appropriate data models.
  • Add data to a geodatabase, edit feature geometry and attributes, and create a mosaic dataset to store and disseminate imagery.
  • Define data rules and relationships to simplify data editing and ensure data integrity.
  • Configure access to an enterprise geodatabase and create a versioned feature class to allow multiple concurrent editors.

What can I expect?

  • 1. Why use a geodatabase?
    • Types of data
    • Data within your organization
    • Organizational goals
    • Advantages of using a geodatabase
    • Organizing your data for a feature dataset
    • Life cycle of a geodatabase
    • Exploring a geodatabase
    • Exercise 1: Get started with a geodatabase


  • 2. Improving data integrity with geodatabase structure
    • What is a schema?
    • Using a geodatabase to improve data integrity
    • Subtypes and domains in your organization
    • Exercise 2: Work with subtypes and domains
    • Using a data model to improve workflows
    • Refining a data model
    • Working with templates
  • 3. Associate nongeographic data with geographic data
    • Why associate nongeographic data with geographic data?
    • Types of nonspatial data
    • Considerations with incorporating nonspatial data
    • Basics of cardinality
    • Spatial and nongeographic data connections
    • Checkpoint
    • Relationship classes and tabular data
    • Methods to define associations
    • Relationship class workflow
    • Exercise 3: Use relationship classes
  • 4. Managing raster data
    • What is raster data?
    • Raster data management issues
    • Storing rasters in a geodatabase
    • What is a mosaic dataset?
    • Creating a mosaic dataset
    • Advantages of mosaic datasets
    • Mosaic dataset workflow
    • Exercise 4: Create a mosaic dataset
  • 5. Designing geodatabase topologies
    • What is geodatabase topology?
    • Why use a topology?
    • Using topology in your organization
    • How topology works
    • Types of rules
    • Topology rules for each workflow
    • Using topology to correct geometry
    • Topology design workflow
    • Exercise 5A: Build a topology
    • Topology edit workflow
    • Exercise 5B: Apply a topology
  • 6. Migrating to an enterprise geodatabase
    • What is an enterprise geodatabase?
    • Comparison of types
    • Comparing different geodatabase types
    • Benefits of an enterprise geodatabase
    • Checkpoint
    • Creating an enterprise geodatabase
    • Enterprise geodatabase connections
    • Building a connection
    • Accessing an enterprise geodatabase
    • Methods to add data to an enterprise geodatabase
    • Which method is more appropriate?
    • Exercise 6: Connect to an enterprise geodatabase
  • 7. Working with enterprise geodatabases
    • Types of users within an enterprise geodatabase
    • Matching the type of user
    • Controlling user capabilities
    • Role management
    • Checkpoint
    • Controlling user roles
    • Exercise 7A: Manage privileges in an enterprise geodatabase
    • Workflows for updating an enterprise geodatabase
    • Updating through automation
    • Exercise 7B: Update an enterprise geodatabase
  • 8. Editing workflows in a geodatabase
    • Types of editing workflows
    • Considerations about choosing an editing workflow
    • When should you version your feature class?
    • Checkpoint
    • Versioned editing
    • Learning the basics of versioned editing
    • Exercise 8: Edit versioned data
    • Connecting to ArcGIS Enterprise
    • Benefits of sharing with ArcGIS Enterprise
    • Workflow for using a feature service for editing
    • Appropriate workflows for each connection
    • Editing a shared feature service