This course is an introduction to database systems and Big Data. Topics will include database and GIS terminology. Database systems will be compared e.g. RDBMS, ODBMS and RDBMS. ESRI’s enterprise geodatabase will be examined. Data modelling: conceptual, logical and physical and data normalization, will be reviewed. SQL and data integrity constraints will be covered. Finally a basic introduction to what big data is, how it can be imported into a geodatabase, and the data visualized with ArcGIS.
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