Semester Offering: January

The course aims at providing the way of Data Modeling for Geospatial Information to students with an insight into both academic knowledge and practical skills at the entry level, and further aims at preparing students for more in-depth training in understanding what model and modeling is, what object orientation and UML is, how to describe UML diagram, and what ISO and OGC standard is.


Introduction of data model and modeling, object orientation and UML, UML diagram, Spatial and Temporal Schema, and international standards such as ISO and OGC standard.


Consent of Instructor


I.       Introduction
1.      Data model and modeling
2.      UML

II.     Schema
1.      Spatial Schema
2.      Temporal Schema
3.      Application Schema
4.      Sensor calibration

III.    Spatial Reference
1.      Spatial Reference
2.      Quality Assessment
3.      Metadata


Lecture Notes


Lecture Notes


UML Distilled: A Brief Guide to the Standard Object Modeling Language (Addison-Wesley Object Technology Series) Martin Fowler (author)


Final grades will be computed according to the following percentage distribution:

Attendance 50% and
Assignment 50%.