The Geodatabases course is aimed at those who need to learn how to manage a geodatabase of complex geographic data. The course also covers the use of PostGIS many database functions that allow for complex geoprocessing to be carried out within the database and displayed in real-time.
Upon completion of the course, trainees will dispose of a fully featured virtual PostGIS server, ready to be uploaded to any virtualised environment provider.
It is suggested to have basic knowledge of the SQL language.
Short introduction to Free and Open Source GIS
Advantages of using a database for GIS
Initial database configuration: configuration files, server management
Introduction to PostGIS (Open Geospatial Consortium standard)
Geodatabases: structure and format of the data
Command line administration: psql
The graphical front-ends: QGIS, phpPgAdmin, pgAdmin 4, OpenOffice, etc.
Administration of the database and access to the data: role, user, group, permissions
Schemas, Tables, Views, and Functions
Creation of a geodatabase and the use of the GIS template
PostGIS and QGIS
SQL spatial analyses: practical exercises, basic and advanced
Advanced geodatabase functions
Spatial reference systems, conversions
Backing up (dumping and restoring)
16 hours split in 4 half days