DA4-4 - Physical models

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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). Physical models. The Geographic Information Science & Technology Body of Knowledge. Washington, DC: Association of American Geographers. (2nd Quarter 2016, first digital).

Learning Objectives: 
  • Differentiate between logical and physical models, in terms of the level of detail, constraints, and range of information included
  • Create physical model diagrams, using UML or other tools, based on logical model diagrams and software requirements
  • Create a complete design document ready for implementation
  • Recognize the constraints and opportunities of a particular choice of software for implementing a logical model