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<span id="_ctl16__ctl0_head_title">Ryerson: The Chang School: Course: CODG 101</span>

CODG 101 Spatial Databases and Digital Cartography


Certificate and Degree Credit
Arts Program Area


Prerequisite(s): Department consent
Antirequisite(s): CODG 100 and COGT 100
Duration: 39 Hours
Fee: $736.19* (Payment in full is required at time of enrolment.)
Available through Distance Education


This course introduces the fundamental concepts of digital spatial databases and cartography to students enrolled or contemplating enrolment in the Certificate in Applied Digital Geography and GIS. Spatial data, that is, data that are geographically referenced, are at the core of a geographic information system (GIS). The ways in which spatial data are structured in a database have enormous implications for their use and the ways in which the data are mapped have important consequences for their interpretation. This course will explore the processes of spatial data collection, input and display, and the basic geographic and cartographic principles underlying those processes. Thus it will focus specifically on the nature of spatial data, database structures, and the visualisation of digital spatial data. Both ArcGIS and MapInfo Professional GIS software will be used.

Material Fee: A material fee of $25 is included in the total fee indicated above. For further information, see Material Fees.

Distance Course Outline (subject to change)

Fall 2017
Enrolment for Fall 2017 is currently open; see Important Dates for specific enrolment periods. See Enrolment for instructions on enrolling online, by mail, or in person. Undergraduate Students: Please enrol using RAMSS for courses applicable to your degree program.
Classroom Delivery Option
Wednesday6:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.13 Sep 2017 - 13 Dec 2017
Winter 2018
Enrolment for Winter 2018 is currently open; see Important Dates for specific enrolment periods. See Enrolment for instructions on enrolling online, by mail, or in person. Undergraduate Students: Please enrol using RAMSS for courses applicable to your degree program.
Classroom Delivery Option
Tuesday6:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.16 Jan 2018 - 17 Apr 2018
Spring/Summer 2018
This term is not yet open for enrolment via the Shopping Cart. Priority enrolment for certificate students for this term begins on February 12, 2018. Regular enrolment begins on February 26, 2018.
Distance Delivery Option
Distance: Internet 07 May 2018-28 Jul 2018

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