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Unformatted text preview: GEO 448/556 - Designing Spatial Information Systems Fall 2010 Lecture : Wednesday: 6:30 - 9:10, 145 Wilkeson Professor : Thomas Bittner Of¡ce: 130 Wilkeson E-mail: [email protected] OfFce Hours : Wednesday: 5:00 - 6:15, or by appointment Course Objectives The course offers a theoretical foundation for representation of knowledge in spatial information systems from a logic-based perspective. Key topics include logic-based methods for formalizing geographic phenomenas; characteristics of various information models including entity-relation, relational and object-oriented; overview of database management systems and their suitability for spatial data; and the design of database schemes for geographic applications. Lecture concepts will be reinforced through a set of lab exercises. Grading Grades will be based on a judgment of overall performance. As a guide, lab exercises, exams, and a presentation will contribute to your grade approximately as follows: Undergrad Grad Exam1 35% 30% Exam2 35% 30% Lab Exercises 30% 20% Presentation-- 20% Assignments There is a series of 8 - 10 Lab exercises to compliment the lectures and familiarize you with...
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- Spring '10
- Relational model, Database management system, Designing Spatial Information Systems, spatial information systems