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Spatial Data Management


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£1,400.00
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Cranfield University, Cranfield, MK43 0AL, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom

5 day course

Course overview

t has been estimated that some 80% of the data used for environmental, business and policy oriented decision making is geographical in nature. These data require a structured approach to their management if the maximum benefit is to be derived from their analysis. This course aims to give you a solid introduction to the issues concerning the management of spatial information, taking the view that contemporary GIS is a specialised branch of mainstream IT.

This course is suitable for delegates wishing to learn about the fundamentals of building a spatial data infrastructure and database. A rudimentary prior knowledge of GIS would be helpful.

Course description

  • Database structures - ordered and indexed lists, hierarchical, network, relational, object oriented. Hybrid structure
  • Database connectivity - client/server linkage, data format compatibility, data exchange protocols, OpenGIS
  • Data security - access protocols. Data distribution
  • Data compression - vector and raster data structures
  • Metadatabases - creation, maintenance, distribution, control

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Design appropriate database structures for GIS analysis
  2. Appreciate International standards for spatial data description and interchange
  3. Manipulate data within and between internal and external databases
  4. Establish protocols for data management



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