#maptimeDavis Spatial Databases


Take your GIS skills to the next level with an introduction to Spatial Databases with UC Davis Library’s GIS Data Curator, Michele Tobias!  Writing queries in spatial SQL can save you time and allow you to process much larger datasets than the graphical user interface GIS programs.  If you’re already experienced with programming, spatial SQL can allow you to work with spatial data in new and more efficient ways.  Databases also allow you to organize your data and can circumvent the need for saving many intermediate datasets.

We’ll work with the DB Manager in QGIS for this workshop because it’s easy to install and works on all common operating systems, but we’ll also discuss other spatial database options.

When? Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 from 10:00-12:00 in the DSI Classroom (360 Shields Library).

Prerequisites: It will be helpful for participants to have a basic understanding of spatial data and GIS (equivalent to having taken an introductory course).  Previous experience with databases is not necessary.

How to prepare:

  1. Register for this event.
  2. Download and install QGIS version 2.18 or 3.0
  3. Bring a laptop.

#maptime Davis is brought to you by the UC Davis Library’s Data Management Program & the UC Davis Center for Spatial Sciences with help from several campus clubs and informal learning groups.  Space is generously provided by the Data Science Initiative (DSI).

About micheletobias

I lead two lives - one as an artist and the other as a scientist. More and more I'm finding my two worlds colliding, and it's not the disaster you might expect.

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