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GIS Data & Database Design

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Course Details

This course can only be taken as part of the Certificate in Geographic Information Systems.

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About this Course


In this course, we'll begin with a review of the basics of spatial modeling and vector and raster spatial data models, then proceed to a consideration of attribute data, relational and object-oriented databases and their links to spatial models. We'll also cover data acquisition, the basics of data-gathering instrumentation, data sources, data quality and sources of errors and their management.

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.

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