Geog 9030: Building a Geodatabase (2 days, 1.6 CEU)

The geodatabase is ESRI's newest data model. The model vastly improves the accuracy and integrity of spatial data through key advantages that allow you to assign behaviors to individual features, define relationships between classes of features, apply high-level topological models, and network editing. This course serves as an introduction to personal geodatabase concepts and illustrates how to implement geographic database designs. Topics include:

  • Building a new geodatabase, feature data set, feature class, and table
  • Populate a geodatabase with GIS data
  • Adding behavior to your features by creating subtypes and validation rules
  • Migrating existing GIS data into a geodatabase
  • Setting up relationships between objects
  • Applying topology rules to improve data accuracy
  • Using network analysis for path searching, flow tracing etc.
Event Date: Friday, April 14, 2017 - 08:30 to Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 17:30
Location: 
HSS 290
Semester: 
Class format: 
Approximately 50% lecture, 50% software application.
Instructor: 
Xiaohang Liu
Prerequisites: 
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (Geog 9003) or equivalent experience.