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Spatial Modelling

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4 hours per week for 5 weeks
Professionals who wish to undertake part-time study of MSc modules
Geography Building, University of Edinburgh, 1 Drummond Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9XP, Lothian, United Kingdom

Part of the MSc in Geographical Information Science (Modular Access for Part-Time Study)

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This course provides a broad introduction to the methods of representing the real world and storing geospatial information.

Lectures explain the theory behind storage models and structures, emphasising vector and raster models, with a review of 2.5 (layer-based) and 3-dimensional and temporal structures. The course introduces database management systems and database methods in the context of GIS, ISO and Open GIS standards.

A practical stream provides a robust introduction to SQL using the Oracle relational database management system and an exercise in digital terrain modelling.

Tuesdays From 17th Sep 2013 (5 weeks)

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