Geospatial Databases (13OZS22O4)

Through this course, students should be familiar with the basic principles of developing geospatial databases, as well as the basics of designing and applying geospatial databases in the field of environmental management.

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to understand the essence of geospatial databases, understand and know how to use data provided in the GIS environment, form their georeferenced data, develop new geospatial databases, spatially analyze and display results in a particular GIS environment.

Theoretical lectures

1. Introductory considerations of geospatial databases; 2. Database management systems; 3. Conventional database models; 4. Basics of object-oriented databases; 5. Design of geospatial database models; 6. Implementation of the model and realization of geospatial databasesapplications; 7. Quality control procedures; 8. Partial exam; 9. Query languages; 10. Client-server architecture; 11.Basic principles of distributed geospatial databases; 12.Development of web technologies for the distribution of geospatial data; 13.Metadata; 14.Spatial Data Infrastructure; 15.Partial exam.

Practical lectures

1. Sources of geospatial data; 2. Attributes; 3. Getting know of GIS software; 4. Practical exam 1; 5. Creating a geospatial database; 6. Georeferencing; 7. Digitization; 8. Practical exam 2; 9. Manipulation of geospatial data; 10. Spatial queries –intersection and difference; 11.Spatial Queries - buffer zone; 12.Practical exam 3; 13.Geostatistical methods; 14.Practical exam 4; 15.Evaluation of seminar works.

  1. Kukrika M. (2000): Geografski informacioni sistemi, Univerzitet u Beogradu, Geografski fakultet, Beograd.
  2. Burrough P.A. and McDonnell R.A. (1998): Principi geografskih informacionih sistema, Građevinski fakultet Univerziteta u Beogradu.
  3. Longley P., Maguire D.J., Goodchild M.F., Rhind, D.W. (Eds) (1999): Geographical Information Systems: Principles and Applications (2 Volumes), 2nd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, New York ; Chichester.
  4. Lazarević B., Marjanović Z., Aničić N., Babarogić S. (2003): Baze podataka, Univerzitet u Beogradu, Fakultet organizacionih nauka, Beograd.
  5. Marković D. (1996): Razvoj konceptualnog modela izgradnje geokodiranih baza podataka pregledno – topografske karte razmere 1:300 000 korišćenjem GIS tehnologije, Doktorska disertacija, Univerzitet u Beogradu, Građevinski fakultet, Institut za geodeziju, Beograd.

Interest in Faculty of Geography?

Get the brochure in electronic format