Before you can take full advantage of the ArcGIS for Maritime: Bathymetry tools, you need to create at least one Bathymetry Information System (BIS) workspace. The Create BIS Database tool on the Bathymetry toolbar is designed to create new BIS geodatabases. The BIS is a geodatabase that references bathymetry data stored either locally or on your network and can be set up on a file or enterprise geodatabase. A BIS created within a file geodatabase is typically used for small implementations where having multiple, disparate users accessing the workspace is not required. The file geodatabase does not support versioning, only local connections, and is stored on your internal network or file system. An enterprise geodatabase should be used if your agency or organization needs to allow multiple users to access the system.
One of the key features of the BIS is that the system does not load the bathymetric surfaces directly into the geodatabase. This makes the BIS very scalable since the system tables that manage the bathymetric surfaces can grow based on the database system’s table storage capabilities.
This guide book is intended for database administrators as recommendations for establishing the BIS workspace in a geodatabase in Oracle. The enterprise geodatabase uses ArcGIS technology as the gateway between geographic information system (GIS) clients and Oracle.
Before starting this guide book, you need to install the Oracle software.
Oracle software installation
The Oracle software media kit contains instructions to install Oracle on different platforms. Refer to software media kits for an easy and fast installation.