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Architecture of a geodatabase

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Last modified July 12, 2010
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Users usually think of the geodatabase as a physical store of their geographic information—primarily using a DBMS or file system. In addition to being a physical instance of a collection of datasets, each geodatabase has some key additional aspects:

Each of these aspects of the geodatabase is described in the following topics in more detail.

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