GIS Database Design

Review industry-standard and emerging data design technologies for today's natural resource and land use planning. Learn to identify poor data design characteristics, convert logical data definitions and relationships to physical data design, prepare a plan for efficient data loading and manage quality assurance. Analyze real-world examples, including green site selection, government service delivery and sustainability projects. Discuss tabular, spatial, document, image and other types of data formats, as well as new challenges in integrating data of different sources, qualities, scales and complexities. Examine prevailing application development methodologies, such as:

  • Interpreting and documenting business requirements
  • Modeling data relationships
  • Database language options
  • Data population
  • Database administration

Participants will propose, design and populate a database of their choice using spatial and other forms of data.

This course is intended for professionals who desire to include GIS as a tool in land use and resource planning efforts, and will also be beneficial to anyone with a strong desire to incorporate GIS database design and maintenance technology in a systematic and comprehensive manner. The course is directed at those who have a working knowledge of ArcGIS; it is highly recommended that students have experience using ArcGIS or take Introduction to Geographic Information Systems prior to undertaking this course.

Academic Units
3
Section Number
223GIS104
Instruction Method
Classroom + extended classroom

Association Credits

American Planning Assoc (AICP)
30.00 AICP hours

Location

One Capitol Mall

1 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA, 95814

One Capitol Mall

One Capitol Mall 1 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA, 95814

Section Notes

This class is scheduled to be held in-person. See our COVID Information page for a complete list of safety policies and requirements for entering the classroom. 

Please enroll before January 25, 2023 in order for students to secure their UC Davis computing accounts. Please let us know if you have any questions.  

Enrollment Policies

Drop requests (withdraw with a refund) will be approved, less a $30 processing fee, if the request is received seven calendar days before the course begins. Click here to view complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers.

Technical Requirements

You will need to bring your laptop to access the remote desktop which has your course’s software already installed. Laptops can be Mac or PC, with a minimum 8GB of RAM and a dual core processor (64 bit).

Discounts

APA

Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.

Info Session Discount

Attendees of UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Information Sessions may be eligible for $100 discount on a class by entering the Coupon Code provided at the Information Session.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office, at (800) 752-0881, if you have questions about this discount.

AEP

Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.