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Course details

This course covers advanced GIS programming issues. Topics include accessing the latest GIS data stores: RDBMS, ORDBMS, XML and binary files, creating custom classes, events and exceptions. Advanced UI controls that render graphics, bind data and integrate the latest web and mobile technologies will be use to present geospatial data.


  • 50% in GIST 7010
  • Course registration is restricted to current students registered in a BCIT GIS program.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Create desktop and web applications that display graphical information.
  • Implement object-oriented principles such as encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism, abstraction, and serialization.
  • Use Catch...Try...Finally statements for structured error handling.
  • Create and handle custom events.
  • Access and update GIS binary and XML files.
  • Access GIS data stored in an RDBMS or ORDBMS.
  • Create MVC and MVP structured web applications.
  • Create web applications that integrate the latest web-based and mobile GIS technologies.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2011

Related Programs

GIS Programming 2 (GIST 8010) 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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