Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option
Description: This course focuses on the development and application of spatial database models and processing techniques. Students of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) who wish to gain exposure to emerging data structures and methods via problem-based learning benefit from this course. The course deals with conceptual issues in spatial database development, analysis, display, and designing and creating spatial databases. Students work with a variety of GIS data types and edit GIS data within the geodatabase environment, with emphasis on real-world applications. The class project focuses on the design, creation and use of a geodatabase to solve a problem.