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Database Management System and Spatial Analysis

Learn how you can store data, how to retrieve data, and the different types of databases in this free online course.

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This free online course will help you become competent in the database management system. You will have a grasp of the languages that are being used in order to manage the database or query data from the database. You will then become familiar with normalization in database management systems, data integrity constraints, and the reasons for normalization. This will then lead you to integrated data analysis and consistency in the vector database.
  • Duration

    3-4 Hours
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Mobile Friendly

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL
  • Accreditation

    CPD

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This course will begin by introducing you to the meaning of a database and database management system. You will learn how you can store data, how to retrieve data, and most importantly, the different ways of storing data in the various databases that are available. You will also learn about the languages that are being used in order to manage this database or query data from the database. 

Next, you will be familiar with the different types of keys; including technical key, parent key, child key, and composite key. This will lead you to normalization in database management systems, data integrity constraints, and the reasons for normalization. You will further be introduced to the different models of the database management system, where you will be brought up to speed with the different aspects of how the database management system is handled. You will also learn about the types of databases, the pros, and cons of each database type.

Lastly, you will further your knowledge on how to create, maintain, and edit a database. You will assimilate the different types of databases, how the querying can be done, and how to address certain issues when creating a database. This will then enable you to grasp structured query language, spatial analysis, and basic editing in geographic information system. You will then gain an understanding of the procedures involved in integrated data analysis, and how to maintain logical consistency in creating a vector database. 

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:


  • Explain the concept of data and information in a geographic information system
  • Describe the major database features available 
  • Explain in details the GIS database system 
  • List the benefits of a database system in relation to GIS 
  • Describe the components of a database management system
  • Explain entity relations and database management system architecture 
  • Discuss how Microsoft Access is used in relational database management 
  • Describe how to plan and design a database 
  • Explain the operations required in maintaining a database which includes: compacting, repairing, encrypting, and securing 
  • Describe the concept of the structured query language (SQL)
  • Describe positioning, indexing, and hashing in the spatial query using SQL
  • Explain the concept of database design and spatial analysis 

Certification

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