I’m the instructor for the Coursera Specialization in GIS. This video is an introduction to the core concepts of databases with which users of GIS should be familiar. In the video, and the second video that continues the topic, I show how to design data tables so that data concepts are appropriately separated, but so that they can also be brought back together. I had a lot of fun making this one – talking to the camera with an illuminated glass whiteboard (LEDs in the edges) between me and the camera. The image is flipped in post-production so that the viewer can read what I’m writing.

See the rest of the course – GIS Data Formats, Design, and Quality.