Building a Geodatabase

Attention: New Enrollment Policy

Due to COVID-19 schedule changes, we ask you to enroll no later than two weeks prior to the class start date and pay within five days after enrolling to prevent being dropped. This new policy is meant to ensure that:

  • Instructors have enough time to request Labspace access for themselves and all of their students
  • IGISc staff coupled with AT / ESRI technical support are able to offer additional scheduled troubleshooting support sessions for enrolled students
    • Including the Citrix Receiver for Labspace / Zoom and ArcGIS Pro / ArcMap and other required software
  • Students have the option of troubleshooting support that will help them decide before the class starts whether they actually have the adequate software needed to successfully complete a class

Course Enrollment & Payment Deadlines

Course Scheduled Date Course Offering Enrollment Deadline
(11:59 p.m.)
Latest Payment Deadline1 Optional Zoom Tech Support Session2
15 days after the student enrolls (11:59pm), dates below assume a student has signed up ON the enrollment deadline
2IGISc Optional 1-hr Technical Support Session for help with software installation (Zoom)
GEOG 9036 2D and 3D Mapping with Drones April 10 & 11, 2020 Cancelled      
GEOG 9032 Ecological Applications  April 17 & 18, 2020 Running with Remote Option Sunday, April 5, 2020 Friday, April 10, 2020 Wednesday, April 8, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
GEOG 9027 Spatial Analysis of Public Health Data April 24 & 25, 2020 Running with Remote Option Sunday, April 12, 2020 Friday, April 17, 2020 Wednesday, April 15, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
GEOG 9004 Managing a GIS Project May 1 & 2, 2020 Running with Remote Option Sunday, April 19, 2020 Friday, April 24, 2020 Thursday, April 23, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
GEOG 9010 GPS for GIS May 8 & 9, 2020 Cancelled      
GEOG 9030 Building a Geodatabase  May 15 & 16, 2020 Running with Remote Option Sunday, May 3, 2020 Friday, May 8, 2020 Wednesday, May 6, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Class Number: 10821

Spring 2020

GEOG 9030

1.6 CEUs


The geodatabase is the newest spatial data model created by Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. for use in the ArcGIS desktop application suite. The model vastly improves the accuracy and integrity of spatial data through key advantages that allow you to assign behaviors to individual features, define relationships between classes of features, apply high-level topological models, and network editing. This course serves as an introduction to personal geodatabase concepts and illustrates how to implement geographic database designs.

Topics include:

* Building a new geodatabase, feature data set, feature class, and table
* Populating a geodatabase with GIS data
* Adding behavior to your features by creating subtypes and
validation rules
* Migrating existing GIS data into a geodatabase
* Setting up relationships between objects
* Applying topology rules to improve data accuracy
* Using network analysis for path searching, flow tracing etc.

Class Format: Approximately 50% lecture, 50% software applications.




Course fee: $395

Class Number: 10821

Spring 2020 Refund Information

Refund Code Full Refund 75% Refund No Refund
CEL_2 Class dropped one day prior to class start day Class dropped on class start day Class dropped beyond class start day


Last Update: Mar 27, 2020 9:08am