GEOG 484
GIS Database Development

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Welcome to GEOG 484 - GIS Database Development

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In GEOG 484, students will learn to integrate geographic data compiled from various sources. The course consists of software-based projects, and explanations and discussions of concepts having to do with how GIS software can be used to integrate geographic data compiled from various sources. Students who successfully complete the course are able to specify and perform the tasks involved in creating a digital geographic database, including georeferencing scanned base maps, digitizing vector features, entering attribute data, and compiling metadata. Geography 484 requires use of Esri's ArcGIS software. GEOG 484 is the third in a series of four courses that leads to Penn State's Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems and can be applied toward the Penn State Master of Geographic Information Systems degree.

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MICHELLE ZEIDERS: Hi. I'm Michelle Zeiders. I am one of the instructors of the GIS Database Development course. This course is typically the third course in a series of four that will lead to a certificate from our program. This is a project-based course that is written by the instructors. Students leaving this course are able to apply a fundamental skill set associated with creating geographic data and geographic databases. See you in class.

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Want to join us? Students who register for this Penn State course gain access to assignments and instructor feedback and earn academic credit. For more information, visit Penn State's Online Geospatial Education Program website. Official course descriptions and curricular details can be reviewed in the University Bulletin.