DA4-2 - Conceptual model

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Author and Citation Info: 

DiBiase, D., DeMers, M., Johnson, A., Kemp, K., Luck, A. T., Plewe, B., and Wentz, E. (2006). Conceptual model. The Geographic Information Science & Technology Body of Knowledge. Washington, DC: Association of American Geographers. (2nd Quarter 2016, first digital).

Learning Objectives: 
  • Define entities and relationships as used in conceptual data models
  • Create a conceptual model diagram of data needed in a geospatial application or enterprise database
  • Design application-specific conceptual models
  • Deconstruct an application use case into conceptual components
  • Explain the objectives of the conceptual modeling phase of design
  • Describe the degree to which attributes need to be modeled in the conceptual modeling phase