Geodatabase Management System Course


This course covers all of the main functionality components of file-geodatabases. This ranges from introductory concepts through to advanced functionality of the file-geodatabase. This includes functionality for attribute management, relationships, topology for geometry validation, feature attachments, metadata and advanced geodatabase management concepts.

The course is divided into lessons covering all of the above-mentioned functionality. Each lesson is a mix of presentation slides explaining functionality concepts, and software demonstrations. The demonstrations will show how to implement, configure and deploy geodatabase functionality. Where relevant, the demonstrations will also cover examples of how geodatabase functionality can modify user workflows in desktop GIS. All demonstrations are based in ArcGIS for desktop.


10 Days

Who Should Attend

  • This course is intended for both beginner and intermediate GIS users. It will start with introductory topics and geodatabases, before moving into some of the more advanced topics of geodatabase functionality.
  • GIS data managers, analysts, specialists, data technicians, database administrators, and others who manage and maintain data stored in a geodatabase
  • GIS managers who need to understand the capabilities of the geodatabase
  • No prior knowledge of GIS is required. Participants will be working on their own laptop with Quantum GIS (QGIS) 

Course Objectives

At the end of this IRES training course, participants will be able to:

  • Main functionality components of file-geodatabases. This ranges from introductory concepts through to advanced functionality
  • Design and manage databases
  • Understand different types of databases and their applications
  • Normalize databases
  • Create and execute querie

Course Outline

Module 1

  • Introduction to the Geodatabase: Geodatabase types; compressing geodatabase; upgrading geodatabase
  • Relational Database Concepts and Theory
  • Database Design concept, Implementing a database design,adding,updating and deleting records in a database

Module 2

  • Getting started with PostGIS
  • Building PostgreSQL/PostGIS and MS access databases
  • Query writing (spatial select queries)
  • PostGIS Geometry types
  • Working with views
  • Spatial relationship and measurements functions
  • Types of databases(operational databases, end-user databases, distributed databases, analytical databases, relational databases, hierarchical databases and database models

Module 3

  • Database models
  • Database Management Systems (database management systems include PostgreSQL, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, IBM DB2 and SAP.)
  • Distributed databases(Homogeneous Distributed Databases Management System)

Module 4

  • Entity Relation diagrams and normalization
  • Design and populate a geodatabase: Design principles; creating schemas; spatial reference
  • Create data / export data: Geodatabase elements; Create feature classes and feature datasets; assign spatial reference, import & export data, Load data
  • Data adjustment: Georeferencing; Spatial adjustment

Module 5

  • Spatial behavior: Geodatabase topology; Edit using geodatabase topology; Map topology(spatiaLite)
  • Geometric Networks: Create a network; Utility network analysis
  • Labels & annotation: Create labels; Convert labels to annotation; Edit annotation
  • ArcGIS Online (optional) or leaflets/open layers: Create an online map; Open online map in Desktop; Publish a desktop map to the web

Module 6

  • Fundamentals
  • Geodatabase fundamentals

Module 7

  • Attribute Data Management

Module 8

  • Domains and Contingent Values
  • Attribute Rules and Sub-types

Module 9

  • Advanced Geodatabase Concepts
  • Relationships

Module 10

  • Feature Datasets
  • Metadata
  • Advanced Concepts

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FAQs & Course Administration Details:

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location. For further inquiries, please contact us on Phone: +254 715 077 817 or Email: [email protected].
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields. All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course. Send proof of payment to [email protected].
Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer. Email: [email protected] Phone: +254 715 077 817.

Who else has taken this course?

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