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Course Descriptions

GEG 236 - Geospatial Data Acquisition and Management

3 Credits

This course addresses the interpretation and understanding of a variety of data formats used by geospatial professionals. It introduces the fundamental concepts such as primary Geospatial Information Science (GIS) data creation, geodatabase design and creation, data management, and discusses quantitative techniques for the collection, classification, integration, and management of geographical data. Advanced topics include: UAS data collection and processing, mobile data collection, automation
using Python and enterprise geodatabases. Students will be guided through a series of lectures hands-on computer-based exercises, and an end of semester project.

Prerequisite(s): GEG 133 or permission of the instructor

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Collect spatial data from known locations.
2. Construct spatial data for use in geodatabases.
3. Create spatial data and geodatabases.
4. Prepare spatial data within a variety of environments.
5. Explain the similarities and differences between data models.
6. Describe ways to apply remote sensing, GPS, and affiliated data capture technologies.
7. Practice the fundamentals of GIS data storage and interoperability.
8. Describe best practices in data organization and management.
9. Recognize advanced configurations at the feature and database levels.
10. Apply advanced configurations at the feature and database level.

Course Offered Fall

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Fall Semester 2024
Summer Session 2024