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GIS Database Systems 1 GIST 7132

Geographic Information Systems Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

This course is an introduction to databases, their terminology and an overview of various data models and modelling techniques. Topics include relational database design, Codd's rules, constraints, relationships, normalization, and the structured query language (SQL). Examples will be GIS-based, use an ORDBMS for storage and web-based customizations.


  • 50% in GIST 7010 ( may be taken concurrently)



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student should be able to:

  • Navigate the ORDBMS graphical user interfaces.
  • Import and export various data formats.
  • Normalize data into the first, second and third normal forms.
  • Compare the hierarchically, network and relational database models.
  • Read and create data models.
  • Create database queries using the Structure Query Language (SQL).
  • Create application that integrate ORDBMS libraries.
  • Create Forms and Reports for an ORDBMS.

Effective as of Fall 2008

Related Programs

GIS Database Systems 1 (GIST 7132) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Geographic Information Systems
    Advanced Diploma Full-time
  2. Geographic Information Systems
    Advanced Diploma Part-time
  3. Geographic Information Systems
    Bachelor of Technology Full-time/Part-time


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