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Last approved: Mon, 12 Mar 2018 08:00:36 GMT

Last edit: Wed, 07 Mar 2018 15:23:49 GMT

Change Type
GIS (Geographic Information Systems)
711
032568
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
Yes
Course Prefix:
CSC
Geospatial Data Management
Geospatial Data Management
College of Natural Resources
Parks, Recr & Tourism Mgmt (15PRT)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Every Year
Fall 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3
Course Attribute(s)


If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Raju Vatsavai
Associate Professor
full

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture2020NoGIS Section
Lecture2020NoComputer Science Section
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote


Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
15GAPHDPhD in Geospatial AnalyticsRequired
Data management principles and technologies for efficient implementation of geospatial applications. This course introduces students to: spatial and temporal data types, data models, geometry models, spatial predicates, spatial access methods, and spatial query processing. In addition, students will be exposed to modern data management systems for geospatial application development and data integration principles. Prior GIS programming knowledge and knowledge of database management systems and SQL is preferred.

This course is a core course for the new PhD in Geospatial Analytics


No

Is this a GEP Course?
GEP Categories

Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
Each course in the Humanities category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
Each course in the Mathematial Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
&
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 

Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

No additional resources needed. This is part of the instructors normal teaching load.

The objective of this course is to provide students an advanced understanding of geospatial data management principles, including conceptual and logical modeling concepts, databases, and spatial query, processing, and access fundamentals, for use in doctoral level research. 


Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students should:



  • Describe the limitations of traditional data management systems

  • Describe how to model geospatial data (conceptual and logical)

  • Distinguish between appropriate database models

  • Illustrate the use of spatial databases to store, manipulate, and query spatial data

  • Identify various query languages and approaches for query processing 

  • Identify major spatial access methods

  • Develop an end-to-end geospatial data management application


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Homework25%5 Homework assignments aligned with weekly topics.
Midterm15%Mid-term exam
Final Exam25%Comprehensive Final Exam covering entire semester
Participation5%Participation through a series of in class quizzes
Project30%Semester long project involving a class presentation, demo, and final report
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
See syllabusSee syllabusSee syllabus
mlnosbis 12/4/2017:
1) Prerequisite of "or equivalent" cannot be coded. I suggest leaving GIS 540 in the prerequisite field and moving the statement about "or equivalent" to the end of the catalog description. You can also say "GIS 540 or instructor permission" so that if the student has not taken GIS 540 (non-NCSU, for example), they can still obtain permission before enrolling.
2) Catalog description in CIM form must match the course description on the syllabus.
3) List your preferred day and time for scheduling on the syllabus. We need to see that the course will meet enough per week to justify a 3 credit course.
4) Possible consultation with Statistics because of the data modeling tools used?

cohen 1/18/2018:
1. In the syllabus under Attendance, it would be good to specify what a “reasonable” number of excused absences means.
2. In the syllabus under Incomplete Policies, use IN instead of I.
3. As Melissa said, it would be good to have a consult with Statistics.
4. I will roll this back to Eric so that the withdrawal section in the syllabus can be modified.

esmoney 1/18/2018
1. adjusted the pre-requisite language
2. matched syllabus description and CIM
3. Preferred day/time added
4. Stats consult: all of these new PhD courses were vetted during the PhD program proposal process, there is no equivalent in stats
5. Attendance policy adjusted
6. Incomplete policy adjusted
7. Withdrawal language adjusted
8. See note above about Stats consult
9. V3 of syllabus added (v2 removed)

esmoney 1/23/18
Adding in the CSC Cross-list

ABGS Reviewers 2/5/2018:
- No concerns
cohen (Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:22:13 GMT): Rollback: Eric, I am rolling this back so that you can modify the section on withdrawal from the course on the syllabus. Jo-Ann
mlnosbis (Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:21:56 GMT): Workflow modified to bring course action back to the ABGS step. It has routed and been approved by the DGP, department, and college.
mlnosbis (Tue, 23 Jan 2018 19:37:16 GMT): Rollback: Rollback in order to add cross-listings, as requested by Eric Money.
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