In this lesson, you have learned the fundamentals associated with data and databases. Just like programming language choices, decisions on data and databases are tough and will depend a great deal on whether or not you are forced to deal with legacy systems and whether or not you have access to an IT professional who really understands how to deal with customizing commercial and/or open source solutions.
This week, we also explored an emerging technology trend focused on the challenges that new massive data sources and sensor networks pose to those who are trying to make spatial data actionable.
In the next lesson, we will wrap up the content of this course with a mini conference that highlights your term project proposal and shares your ideas with your peers.
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