Continuing Education

CCTG115 - GIS Best Practices

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Course Overview

Before you build, have a plan. You have been asked to build a full-fledged operational Geographic Information System (GIS) database but are not sure where to start. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to implement the best practices needed to construct and implement a GIS database.

As a graduate of this course you will be able to describe best practices for building a GIS database: from strategic vision, to user needs analysis, to database design and pilot project, all the way to the database implementation itself. You will also be able to describe logical database modeling, cost/benefit analysis and risk analysis: all towards establishing a sound GIS database.

Upon successful completion of this course you will also be able to describe project management processes from initiating a project, to planning, executing, monitoring, and finally closing a project.

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Delivery Methods

  • Face to Face: class is scheduled in-person, with face-to-face instruction
  • Blended: class has a portion of face-to-face and online interaction
  • Hyflex: class has a flexible structure where it's optional for students to attend sessions in the classroom, participate online, or do both.
  • Remote Live Delivery: replaced online synchronous, where classes are fully online and scheduled at a specific time for students to attend.
  • Remote On-Demand Delivery: replaced online asynchronous, where students can engage with online class content at different times.
  • Remote Independent: online learning where content is self-led and no instructor.
  • Work Placement: class is a work placement
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