Workspace Management


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  • Leave blank and let the students fill in with their own thoughts on what a workspace is. What is the difference between a directory and a data management system?
  • How do we catalog or organize data storage? What is an example of cataloging by file type? What are some data file types that we use in ArcGIS?
  • Give examples of each. Suggested Approach because software is very filetype specific, so no guesswork when it comes time to save. Explain export by source. A project folder might be the export format, because it can include multiple files types and sources. You can still use file type and source as sub-folders in the export or the import folder. Suggestion for Import is by source because you are usually bringing data in from a particular agency. Go through the folder list. Ask folks about there own data management.
  • Range Domain: Ex. Quality Control Measures set minimum and maximum values for a field and a range cannot exceed those values (i.e. road diameters, culvert sizes, or pipe pressure). Use questions on topology and networks to get a feel for the level of the class. Show XML schema in word.
  • Take some time before folks start on exercise 1 to walk them around the D:\\NWETC\\ directory.
  • Workspace Management

    1. 1. <ul><li>Workspace Management </li></ul>
    2. 2. <ul><li>Workspace </li></ul><ul><li>A directory or folder in which all data files associated with a particular project are stored. </li></ul><ul><li>A data-management system with multiple directories and folders. </li></ul><ul><li>File folders </li></ul><ul><li>File and personal geo-database </li></ul><ul><li>ArcInfo Coverages </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>GIS Data Management System </li></ul><ul><li>Catalog by theme. </li></ul><ul><li>Catalog by source. </li></ul><ul><li>Catalog by file type. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Workspace by File Type (except export and import) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Documents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Export (Source) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expressions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grids </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Images </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Import (Source) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Layers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MXDs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scratch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tables </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Sub-folders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Documents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Word </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PDF </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Export (Source) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>USGS </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Whidbey_Groundwater </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PugetSound_LowFlow </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>WDFW </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Culverts </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>FishDistribution </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expressions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cal </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Exp </li></ul></ul></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Use Model Builder in ArcGIS. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ArcToolbox | Data Management|Workspace Toolset </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set-up to ‘batch’ process, and add a list of folders at once. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recreate the workspace on multiple computers, good for Desktop ArcGIS . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to edit to add and remove folders. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be expanded to include sub-folders. </li></ul></ul>Build a model to build a workspace
    7. 7. <ul><li>Geodatabase Workspace </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Feature Datasets (Like Sub-folders with spatial properties) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Agency </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Source </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Theme (In the ArcHydro geodatabase) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coded Domains </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Range of values </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Codes and description </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Save time and mitigate error </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relationships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Topology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>XML-Schema (Set, save and exchange to reuse the geodatabase.) </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Summary <ul><li>The workspace is the beginning point of GIS analysis. </li></ul><ul><li>The workspace includes folders and geodatabases, and a folder and/or geodatabase are each their own workspace. </li></ul><ul><li>Folder workspaces are easily generated and regenerated through ArcToolbox and Model Builder. </li></ul><ul><li>Geodatabase workspaces can be created through Model Builder , but are more easily shared through XML-schema Import and Export . </li></ul>