GIS Data and Database Design
Begins with a review of the basics of spatial modeling and the vector and raster spatial data models, followed by consideration of attribute data, relational and object-oriented databases and their links to the spatial models. Data acquisition, the basics of data-gathering instrumentation, data sources, data quality and sources of errors and their management are covered. Lab sessions, hands-on exercises and discussions consider how GIS software can be used to create and maintain geographic databases and to integrate geographic data compiled from varied sources.
Requires use of ESRI's ArcGIS Desktop 10 software package; a free 1-year license is provided to students.
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