MIT Open Courseware: Spatial Database Management and Advanced Geographic Information Systems

Key Info
Description - a brief synopsis, abstract or summary of what the learning resource is about: 

This class offers a very in-depth set of materials on spatial database management, including materials on the tools needed to work in spatial database management, and the applications of that data to real-life problem solving.  Exercises and tools for working with SQL, as well as sample database sets, are provided.  A real-life final project is presented in the projects section.  Materials are presented from the course as taught in Spring 2003.  
This semester long subject (11.521) is divided into two halves. The first half focuses on learning spatial database management techniques and methods and the second half focuses on using these skills to address a 'real world,' client-oriented planning problem. 
Course Features include:  
Lecture notes
Projects (no examples)
Assignments: problem sets (no solutions)
Assignments: programming with examples
Exams (no solutions)

Authoring Person(s) Name: 
Joseph Ferreira
Lorlene Hoyt
Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
License - link to legal statement specifying the copyright status of the learning resource: 
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International - CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
Access Cost: 
No fee
Primary language(s) in which the learning resource was originally published or made available: 
English
More info about
Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Animal experimental research data
Data analysis
Data management
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Geospatial data
Subject Discipline - subject domain(s) toward which the learning resource is targeted: 
Physical Sciences and Mathematics: Earth Sciences
Physical Sciences and Mathematics: Environmental Sciences
Published / Broadcast: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2003
Publisher - organization credited with publishing or broadcasting the learning resource: 
MIT Open Courseware
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Contact Organization(s): 
MIT Open Courseware
Educational Info
Purpose - primary educational reason for which the learning resource was created: 
Instruction - detailed information about aspects or processes related to data management.
Learning Resource Type - category of the learning resource from the point of view of a professional educator: 
Course - series of units and lessons used to teach the skills and knowledge required by its curriculum.
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Citizen scientist
Early-career research scientist
Graduate student
Research faculty
Undergraduate student
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
More than 1 hour (but less than 1 day)