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Article ID: 40585
Software:  ArcGIS - ArcEditor 8.3, 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.3.1 ArcGIS - ArcInfo 8.3, 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.3.1 ArcGIS - ArcView 8.3, 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.3.1 ArcGIS Server (10.0 and prior) 9.0, 9.0.1, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.3.1
Platforms: N/A


With the ArcGIS platform, the Esri vision is to build many industry-specific data models. Our basic goals are to simplify the process of implementing projects, and to promote and support standards that exist in our user communities.

Academic and industry leaders collaborate with Esri to create and design data model templates that can be used with one GIS platform. The result is this set of data model structures that can be implemented for each of the industries and scientific disciplines that Esri serves.

Read about the goals and process in the Introduction to ArcGIS Data Models, and visit the Data Model tips and tricks page designed as a resource for common methods and best practices.

Visit the Esri datamodel discussion forum to share your ideas, thoughts, and questions with other users.

Use this list to explore the industry areas. Some have available for download case studies, some have design templates, some have tools, and some have two or more of these available.

 Data models available for download here are not applicable to all the product versions listed. Please note the relevant product and version listed for each data model.

Download Links

Below is a list of data models that are or will be available for download.


Created: 10/1/2012
Last Modified: 2/12/2013

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By mohamad.sleiman_FEMA - 05/05/2015 11:38 AM

Great article! It helped a lot!


By erizk - 10/30/2014 11:43 PM

I would like to see a new article that discusses the topic outlined below.

Data model contains rules for building construction (building Law)


By dgl5gw131 - 06/11/2014 7:44 AM

Other - See details below.

at least 15%-20% of the links don't work and report page not found. Otherwise some useful information.


By Undrakhba - 02/23/2013 6:18 PM

Great article! It helped a lot!

I would like to say it is very beneficial article to me and Esri support webpages are helped to save my time. Thank you.


By sendars - 02/11/2013 1:13 PM

The article is incorrect or the solution didn’t work.

because the files are being removed or advertised I wonder because the items not left open to continue learning modeling databases


By CrisPerez - 01/16/2013 12:27 PM

The article needs to be updated.

Telvent site is no longer up. Link to get to UML files is broken.


By qinming - 01/13/2013 10:18 PM

Great article! It helped a lot!