Workshop: Best Practices for Developing Geographic Information Models

11/17/2008 8:30 am
11/17/2008 5:00 pm

WAURISA Announces its Fall 2008 Workshop

Best Practices for Developing Geographic Information Models

Monday, November 17, 2008 - Hilton Garden Inn - Issaquah, Washington

Workshop Details:

Even with decades of experience, effective design of a GIS database remains a combination of art and science. This workshop shows how you can build on your existing data and skills to take advantage of the latest generation of GIS tools and practices for database design. Exercises include developing use cases, conceptual and logical data models, and applying object-oriented design patterns for commonly used GIS database structures.

Specific topics to be covered include:

· The key phases in iterative database design Developing use cases

· Using database templates to build on your existing data sources Ten design patterns for GIS database structures and elements

· Ten steps to follow for conceptual, logical, and physical information modeling

· Understanding the relationships between your map layers and geographic database objects

Instructor: Douglas Adams, Systems Analyst, Baltimore County, Maryland

URISA Certified Workshop: Best Practices for Developing Geographic Information Models is a URISA Certified Workshop. URISA – The Association for Geospatial Professionals – developed the course content and certified our instructor. The URISA Workshop Development Committee ensures that topics are timely, content provides value, and instructors are subject matter experts and skilled educators. For more information about URISA Certified Workshops, see:

GIS Certification Points: Those who complete the Best Practices for Developing Geographic Information Models workshop can earn 0.2 education points towards their GISCI Certification (see: ).

Intended Audience: This material is intended for technical managers and designers of GIS databases and applications. Skilled database users will also benefit. No programming experience is required.

Lunch and Refreshments: Your registration includes lunch along with morning and afternoon break refreshments.

Workshop Location: The workshop will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Seattle/Issaquah on November 17, 2008 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

Registration Cost for November 17 Workshop: WAURISA Member Registration Rate: $125 (You are a current WAURISA member if you attended the 2008 Washington GIS Conference in Seattle) The WAURISA rate is also offered to all current URISA members.

For more information and to register for the Best Practices for Developing Geographic Information Models, see: