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Geodatabase Design, 7.5 Credits

Swedish name: Geodatabasdesign

This syllabus is valid: 2022-10-10 and until further notice

Course code: 2KG601

Credit points: 7.5

Education level: Second cycle

Main Field of Study and progress level: Human Geography: Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements

Grading scale: AF

Responsible department: Department of Geography

Revised by: Head of Department of Geography and Economic History, 2022-10-14


The purpose of the course is to further develop knowledge and skills related to central GIS tasks: collection, handling and updating of spatial data. Using ESRI:s file geodatabase format as platform, the course addresses different GIS and CAD formats, metadata, coordinate systems/projections, the query language SQL as well as topological relations and rules.

Expected learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student should be able to:
Knowledge and understanding

(1)          Describe functionality, applications and limitations associated with
common GIS and CAD formats that can be stored in a geodatabase,
(2)          explain central concepts in GIS database management,
Competence and skills
(3)          prepare, troubleshoot and document spatial information for storage
in a geodatabase,
(4)          create and administer properly designed geodatabases,
(5)          implement and apply topological relations and rules in order to
accurately model geometric relationships, and
(6)          utilise the query language SQL for basic selection of spatial data.

Required Knowledge

Univ: 120 ECTS, 60 ECTS of which in a major field of subject, including 15 ECTS in Geographical Information Systems (GIS).Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6

Form of instruction

The course consists of lectures and excercises. The excercises - partly carried out under teacher supervision -constitutes an essential part of the course.

The software used in the course are the GIS program ArcGIS Desktop and the CAD program AutoCAD Map 3D.

The course is taught in English

Examination modes

Examination modes
Examination is based on individual written/graphical accounts of exercises and a written examination.

Grades cannot be appealed, i.e., re-evaluated by a higher authority, but the student may make comments on the grading or request that the examiner reconsider the decision. A student who has taken two examinations in a course or a part of a course without obtaining a passing grade is entitled to have another examiner appointed, unless there are special reasons to the contrary (6 Chap. 22 § Higher Education Ordinance). The student may submit a request for a different examiner to the Director of Studies.
Decisions about academic credit transfer are made on an individual basis.

Credit transfer is always examined individually.


Valid from: 2022 week 41

Zeiler Michael.
Modeling our world : the ESRI guide to geodatabase concepts
2nd ed. : Redlands, Calif. : ESRI Press : 2010. : x, 297 p. :
ISBN: 9781589482784
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