Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
John A. Dutton e-Education Institute

Learn about Spatial Database Management

What You'll Learn in GEOG 868

You’ll learn how to design, implement, and query spatial databases for solving geographic problems using open source and commercial spatial database frameworks.

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Degree & Certificate Programs

This class is part of Penn State's award winning Online Geospatial Education portfolio of programs, which includes the Master of GIS degree and certificates in GIS, GEOINT, and Remote Sensing. All of these programs are taught online and designed around the needs of working professionals.

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What Our Students Say

"... Prior to taking this course, I did not have access to an enterprise geodatabase test environment. Taking this course gave me the theoretical framework and hands-on experience needed to implement an SQL Server based enterprise geodatabase at work."

- Jackie Silber

"Being a long time developer, I wondered what this course might teach me that I already had not run into during my career. I was pleasantly surprised that the course went deeper into SQL than expected and the addition of the GIS-centric commands helped me prepare for a new position … that required these geospatial skills."

- Ron Ingraham, Principal Software Engineer

"[This] course provided me with great hands-on experience in how to design and administer an ArcSDE database, including how to do so using a cloud-based web server. All of these skills are relevant in the workplace and helped make me a more well-rounded and versatile employee."

- Adam Shinal

Meet the Faculty

Jim Detwiler
Jim Sloan

Online Geospatial Education Programs

This course is part of Penn State’s Online Geospatial Education portfolio of programs. For more information on our award-winning courses, certificates, and degree options, click below.