Course Description

Spatial databases are a fundamental component of geographic information systems (GIS) and the basis for geographic analysis. This course introduces principles of database management and spatial data handling, including data models, database analysis and schema design. Representation and querying of geographic information will be discussed and accompanied by practical examples from selected application domains. The labs will introduce database management systems within and outside GIS, including distributed databases used in Web applications.


Prerequisite: GEO 441

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