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Training Course on Geodatabase Techniques in Nairobi and Mombasa; Kenya

This course is aimed at users who need to understand more about the management and behavior of a geodatabase. This will include creating, importing and manipulating vector and, raster data. It will also cover creating attribute and spatial validation rules (behavior) and working with geodatabase annotation.

Overview master the essential concepts and skills needed to efficiently create a geodatabase, add data to it, and realistically model the real-world spatial relationships inherent to your data. You will learn about unique geodatabase features that help ensure data integrity over time and why the geodatabase is the preferred format for storing and managing geographic data. Course concepts apply to file-based and multiuser geodatabase.

Who Should Attend?

GIS data managers, analysts, specialists, data technicians, database administrators, and others who manage and maintain data stored in a geodatabase. GIS managers who need to understand the capabilities of the geodatabase should also attend.


5 days

Course objectives

i.                    Design and manage databases

ii.                  Understand different types of databases and their applications

iii.               Normalize databases

iv.               Create and execute queries 

Course Content

Module 1

a.      Introduction to the Geodatabase: Geodatabase types; compressing geodatabase; upgrading geodatabase

b.      Relational Database Concepts and Theory

c.       Database Design concept, Implementing a database design, adding, updating and deleting records in a database

Module 2

a.      Getting started with PostGIS

b.      Building PostgreSQL/PostGIS and MS access databases

c.       Query writing (spatial select queries)

d.     PostGIS Geometry types

e.      Working with views

f.        Spatial relationship and measurements functions

g.      Types of databases (operational databases, end-user databases, distributed databases, analytical databases, relational databases, hierarchical databases and database models

Module 3

a.      Database models

b.      Database Management Systems (database management systems include PostgreSQL, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, IBM DB2 and SAP.)

c.       Distributed databases (Homogeneous Distributed Databases Management System)

Module 4

a.      Entity Relation diagrams and normalization

b.      Design and populate a geodatabase: Design principles; creating schemas; spatial reference

c.       Create data / export data: Geodatabase elements; Create feature classes and feature datasets; assign spatial reference, import & export data, Load data

d.     Data adjustment: Georeferencing; Spatial adjustment

Module 5

a.      Spatial behavior: Geodatabase topology; Edit using geodatabase topology; Map topology(spatiaLite)

b.      Geometric Networks: Create a network; Utility network analysis

c.       Labels & annotation: Create labels; Convert labels to annotation; Edit annotation

d.     ArcGIS Online (optional) or leaflets/open layers: Create an online map; Open online map in Desktop; Publish a desktop map to the web


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

Key Notes

i. The participant must be conversant with English.

ii. Upon completion of training the participant will be issued with an Authorized Training Certificate

iii. Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.

iv. The course fee includes facilitation training materials, 2 coffee breaks, buffet lunch and a Certificate upon successful completion of Training.

v. One-year post-training support Consultation and Coaching provided after the course.

vi. Payment should be done at least a week before commence of the training, to DATASTAT CONSULTANCY LTD account, as indicated in the invoice so as to enable us prepare better for you.

Course Schedule

Start Date End Date Register
02/09/2024 06/09/2024 Register
19/08/2024 23/08/2024 Register
05/08/2024 09/08/2024 Register
16/09/2024 20/09/2024 Register
07/10/2024 11/10/2024 Register
21/10/2024 25/10/2024 Register
04/11/2024 08/11/2024 Register
18/11/2024 22/11/2024 Register
02/12/2024 06/12/2024 Register
16/12/2024 20/12/2024 Register
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