Building a Geodatabase


The enrollment deadline for Building a Geodatabase (GEOG 9030) is Monday, March 1.


Asynchronous & Synchronous Online Courses

All classes are offered online in one of two class formats:

  • Asynchronous: Classes are offered over the course of one week. Attendance at optional virtual meetings with the instructor is encouraged but not required.
  • Synchronous: Classes are offered over the course of two days (Friday & Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.). Attendance at virtual meetings with the instructor is required.

Spring 2021

GEOG 9030

Class Number: 10563
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
Enrollment Deadline: Monday, March 1, 2021
Enrolled students are provided access to student licensing for ArcGIS and/or Erdas software, which only work on a Windows operating system. These software programs are NOT compatible with a Mac operating system. For Mac users, review alternative options here:
Optional lab meetings will be held in the evening M-Th.

Class Number: 10563

Spring 2021 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 03, 2021 5:03pm