11.521 Spatial Database Management and Advanced Geographic Information Systems


Class Info

Extends the computing and geographic information systems (GIS) skills developed in 11.520 to include spatial data management in client/server environments and advanced GIS techniques. First half covers the content of 11.523, introducing database management concepts, SQL (Structured Query Language), and enterprise-class database management software. Second half explores advanced features and the customization features of GIS software that perform analyses for decision support that go beyond basic thematic mapping. Includes the half-term GIS project of 11.524 that studies a real-world planning issue.

This class has 11.205 as a prerequisite. This class has 11.220 as a corequisite.

11.521 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by J. Ferreira.

Lecture occurs 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM on Thursdays in 5-134.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information at the MIT 11.521/11.523/11.524 site or on the 11.521 Stellar site.

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