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Tuesday, May 21 • 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Using SQL to query and manage your GIS data (Half Day)

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Join me as we explore new ways of using and managing your GIS data . This lecture-based workshop will examine how we can use SQL queries to explore and manage relational database management system (RDBMS) data.

We will explore the GIS data, using SQL statements that take advantage of wealth of GIS attributes and also the spatial relationships in your data. We will look at how to write SQL query statements using ST_Geometry to apply spatial analysis tools such as buffer, intersect and union.

We will expand your understanding of the geodatabase, what makes it unique and how we can use information stored in the system tables. We will dig into the relationship between system tables and feature classes and how to tie the two together to leverage all the information. We will also understand discovery functions and understand the situations where we can edit the GIS data through SQL.

Topics Covered 
  • What is RDBMS support for ArcGIS
  • Database tools that help you explore your GIS data
  • Understand the different ways your ArcGIS applications access the RDBMS
  • Understanding the Geodatabase in an RDBMS
  • SQL statements that leverage spatial functions
  • Handy SQL statements for managing query output
  • Business cases for using SQL to query and manage the data.
  • Understanding discover functions
  • Editing geodatabase feature classes in versioned and non-versioned environments using SQL

Don Burdick has been managing and developing GIS solutions for a wide variety of local government departments. As part of that experience, Don has utilized SQL as another tool in the tool chest to provide innovative and effective solutions. He will bring insight from his proven track record of integrating workflow and business systems with GIS in local government. Don will not just teach the technical aspects of SQL but also provide examples and discussion around how to apply SQL to business solutions.

Intended Audience 
GIS Analysts, programmers or spatial data managers with an intermediate knowledge of the geodatabase, SQL and relational databases.

  • Familiarity with RDBMS concepts
  • Knowledge and understanding of the geodatabase model
  • Basic understanding of SQL statements/syntax

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Don Burdick

GIS Project Manager
Extensive experience managing a Geographic Information System program and projects including coordinating GIS activities and integrating business processes with GIS. Experience with GIS integration with construction/land use projects, permitting, asset management and document management... Read More →

Tuesday May 21, 2019 1:30pm - 5:00pm AKDT
Hotel Murano, Venice 2 1320 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402, USA