Spatial Data Management

Course Location Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Cost £1400
Type of course in situ
Online booking
Course provider Cranfield University
Available dates for this course

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Course overview
It 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

This course covers:

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:

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

To book on this course please contact:

Academic Operations Unit.
Cranfield University
MK43 0AL, UK

T: +44 (0) 1234 754176
F: +44 (0) 1234 751206

Cranfield University reserves the right to change the date of this course as appropriate.

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