GGE 4423 Advanced Geographic Information Systems | UNB

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College of Extended Learning

Advanced Geographic Information Systems

Subject Course No. Credit Value
Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering GGE 4423 Four (4) credit hours

This course is designed to follow an introductory course in Geographic Information Systems (such as GGE 3423: Introduction to GIS) by offering students a deeper understanding on geographic data handling. It is designed for students with previous experience in geographic data handling using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and other mapping tools but limited skills in computer programming and data management. The potential students include: senior undergraduate and graduate students as well as professionals with expertise in Geomatics, Geography, Forestry, Earth Sciences, Geology, Education, Archaeology, History, etc. and interest in managing and analyzing geographic data.

Instructor: Emmanuel Stefanakis (please contact the instructor if you need an up-to-date syllabus)
Prerequisite: GGE 3423 or equivalent

Why take this course?

 At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • apply the conceptual, logical, and physical models to represent geospatial information;
  • design geospatial databases using the object-relational model;
  • implement spatial operations in geospatial databases with SQL;
  • understand the theories underlying the most common data structures for vector and raster data;
  • apply geospatial analytics for applications involving network and spatiotemporal data; and
  • acquire a technical training in a commercial and open-source GIS and DBMS software packages.

Course details

Students have six months from the registration date to complete the course. All course exams and/or assignments must be completed by the designated end date.

Assignments and examinations

  • Assignment #1 (15%)
  • Assignment #2 (15%)
  • Assignment #3 (10%)
  • Assignment #4 (10%)
  • 1 x Final Exam (50%)


This course has an optional textbook authored by the instructor. Access the content and order details.

CBEPS Candidates

Successful completion of the two online courses GGE 3423 - Introduction to GIS, and GGE 4423 - Advanced GIS, offer exemption for the examination of two syllabus items C5 - Geographic Information Systems, and E1 - Spatial Databases and Land Information Systems to CBEPS (The Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors) candidates. More information can be found here.

Fees and payments

There is a $150 non-refundable/non-transferable online fee per course in addition to applicable tuition & fees. Learn more about tuition and fees and methods of payment.