Map of broadband cable access near my residence. 

Parcel map of Mission TX.  Made for a year long project to map out certain groups of people.

Study to ascertain if there was a positive correlation between population centers in Mexico with border violence in the US.


  1. Not Just Architects
    October 27, 2010 at 9:43 am


    I’m new to GIS and have a huge database to organize – one that has no file structure. I need some general GIS advice. Would you be able to guide me a little ?

    Thank you,


    • CuriousGIS
      October 28, 2010 at 11:09 am

      Do you have a GIS database that has slowly grown into an unorganized pile of data or a regular relational database that has spatial elements?

      A couple books you may want to consider include:
      Designing Geodatabases : Case Studies in GIS Data Modeling
      Modeling Our World, Second Edition: The ESRI Guide to Geodatabase Concepts
      Spatial Databases: With Application to GIS (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Data Management Systems)

      Many of the elements of organizing a non-spatial database can be applied to a spatial database, though it does depend on your data. You can also download database design models from ESRI, http://resources.arcgis.com/content/data-models.

  2. Not Just Architects
    November 3, 2010 at 4:33 am


    Thank you for the reply !

    I live in Pakistan so I don’t have access to publications & training unfortunately.

    The link you’ve sent is very helpful.

    The team that handled the GIS database for the company I work for made a mess of it. So I have a TB of government/public and private data for public health to sort through and reorganise.

    I want to make sure in restructuring the database, I follow standard naming conventions, and structures – so as to make it easy to manage information for future users.

    If you have more information on this – please do send it through. 🙂

    I appreciate it very much.

    Thanks again !


    • CuriousGIS
      November 9, 2010 at 4:27 am


      I think I have an extra copy of one of the ESRI books, who would I send it to via international mail?

      As far as standard naming conventions, it will depend on your industry and what type of database you have. As for the structure hopefully the database design models will help you out.


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