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GIS Data Management

This one-day workshop is aimed at individuals who are responsible for geographical data or who will be creating and maintaining geographical data for a particular project.

The workshop consists of presentations, group discussions and practical exercises, highlighting the importance of good quality GIS data management. You will learn best practice in data management and review the criteria needed to ensure that GIS data is fit for purpose and used effectively.

Attending this course entitles delegates to receive 4 CPD points towards their continual Professional Development under the Association for Geographic Information (AGI) Chartered Geographer scheme. 

This course is most suitable for:

  • Those who create and maintain geographic data.

Course Outline

Module 1: GIS Data Management Principles

  • Overview of data management
  • The goals of data management
  • Digital data - why digital?
  • Impacts of data management on decision-making

Module 2: GIS Data Management Practical Considerations

  • Data management roles and responsibilities
  • Data lifecycle
  • Quality assurance of data
  • Processes, procedures and data management plans

Module 3: GIS Data Management GI Legalities

  • Data Licensing
  • Licensing Terms and Conditions

Module 4: Data Management Legislation

  • Access to information
  • Freedom of Information Act
  • Environmental Information Regulations
  • Re-use of Public Sector Information Act
  • Data Protection Act
  • The importance of having Information Champions

Module 5: GIS Data Elements

  • Raster data
  • Vector data
  • Data attributes
  • Metadata (dataset)
  • Metadata (feature level)

Module 6: GIS Data Design

  • Creating a dataset
  • Purchasing data

Module 7: GIS Data Quality Control

  • Quality checks
  • Data quality checklist
  • Top tips

Module 8: GIS Data Lifecycle

  • Data lifecycle
  • Update frequency
  • Change intelligence

Module 9: GIS Data Access and Distribution

  • Data access
  • Error reporting
  • Data security
  • Records management

Cost: £250 (exc VAT)

Duration: 1 day

Scheduled courses run on demand: Stirling, Manchester


CPD Points: 4

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