University of California, Davis
GIS Data Formats, Design and Quality
University of California, Davis

GIS Data Formats, Design and Quality

This course is part of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialization

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Nick Santos
Eric Howard

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26 hours (approximately)
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  • Design data tables and use separating and joining data in a relational database

  • Write query strings to subset data

  • Create and work with raster data

  • Create web maps

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There are 4 modules in this course

This first module covers major concepts in vector and raster data models, scale, designing data tables, using vector attribute tables, and separating and joining data in order to use it more effectively in a relational database.

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15 videos3 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

This module is all about working with vector data. We'll review geoprocessing and introduce the intersect tool. This module also covers writing query strings to subset data, adding and calculating fields, configuring selections, editing and creating feature classes, and everything you need to know about digitizing data.

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14 videos1 reading2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

This module covers choosing data storage formats for particular purposes as well as tools for working with rasters. In the first lesson, we'll discuss geodatabase design and go over considerations for file geodatabases, personal geodatabases, shapefiles, and SQLite databases. The second lesson covers creating and working with raster data. We'll talk about spatial analysis, georeferencing rasters, raster calculator, and using zonal statistics.

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13 videos2 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

The first half of this module goes over uncertainty and data quality, including a lecture on topology, which affects data relationships in your vector feature classes. In Lesson 8, guest lecturer Megan Nguyen will talk all about using ArcGIS Online, including sharing our maps with our colleagues.

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10 videos2 readings3 quizzes1 peer review1 discussion prompt

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