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Advanced Web Based Mapping Applications using Open Source GIS Tools Course

By: Data-Afrique Consultancy


10 - 21 Jun, 2019  12 days

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USD 2,000

This course will equip individuals with the skills and knowledge to build web based GIS applications. GIS systems capture, store, check, and display data with respect to specific locations on the Earth’s surface. The GIS technologies are flexible, meaning they are applicable in almost every field. GIS is especially beneficial to those working in the e-government, e-business, and e-science fields.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Installation of Geoserver
  • Loading of GIS data into Geoserver
  • Serve vector, raster, and attribute data on the Internet with Geoserver
  • Serve data stored in Postage and Post GIS on the internet
  • Create a client based browser application using OpenLayers 3.0
  • Create an application that allows client and server interaction with GIS data

Who Should Attend

This course targets non-GIS USERS AND EXPERTS, Geographers, IT experts, Cartographers, geoscientists, surveyors, planners, software engineers, database administrators, system administrators, MandE experts, and GIS beginners.

Course Content

Moule 1 – Web Mapping Technologies

  • Introduction to GIS and web mapping
  • Web mapping key concepts
  • QGIS as an open source software
  • OGC web mapping standards
  • Types of web mapping technologies
  • Web GIS development cycle
  • System architecture for web mapping
  • Spatial databases
  • Tiled web maps
  • Free and open source softwares in web mapping
  • Finding and Sharing web maps on CartoDB
  • CSS
  • WMS service
  • Java Script
  • Write a page using HTML ad CSS
  • HTML

Module 2 – Designing Web Service and Maps

  • Analytic web pages
  • System architecture for web mapping
  • Elements of a web map
  • Collaborative web maps
  • Animated and real time
  • Static web maps
  • Reading Data from various Data Sources
  • Reading points frm an XML fle
  • Converting shape files to XML
  • Geocoding and reverse geocoding
  • Adding Side bars
  • KML
  • Ajax
  • Using Fusion Table as Data Source
  • Mapping your own data
  • Reading shape using JavaScript libraries
  • Processing Spatial Data with Open Source Software
  • Processing raster data set with QGIS and GDAL
  • Understanding data formats use in web mapping
  • Geo-processing and projecting vector data with QGIS and OGR
  • Processing spatial data with Free open source software

Module 3 – Drawing and Querying Maps On the Server Using Web Map Service

  • Dynamic Drawn maps
  • Basic and advanced symbolization and styling with a WMS
  • Introduction to basics of open specifications for web map services and WMS specifications
  • Building Tiled Maps with Free Open Source Software
  • Making decisions to build and maintain tiles
  • Concepts of tiled maps
  • Creating tiles with Geoserver using GeoWebCache
  • Strategies for creating and serving map tiles
  • Creating tiles with Mapnik using TileMill

Module 4 – Putting Layers Together By The Use Of A Web Mapping Api And Google Maps Api

  • Introduction to web mapping API
  • Overlaying WMS on tiled maps with Openlayers
  • Examining OpenLayers examples
  • Programming patterns with web mapping APIs
  • Introduction to Google maps
  • Adding Makers to Google maps
  • Creating custom web maps without programming
  • Building Google maps/customization
  • Orientation on Google maps API

Module 5 – Web Based Editing

  • Working with vector KML
  • Drawing vector layers on the client side
  • Symbolizing vector in OpenLayers
  • Working with GeoJSON
  • GIS analysis on the web
  • Adding interactive GeoJSON layers on OpenLayers
  • Exploring open data, VGI and crowdsourcing
  • Ways of opening data
  • OpenStreetMap and its application in open data
  • VGI nad crowd sourced projects
  • Downloading source data from OpenStreetMap
  • Mapping social media data
  • Publishing maps using open source software (Geoserver)
  • Geoserver overview
  • Installing and configuring Geoserver
  • Setting up Geoserver
  • The Geoserver Interface
  • Data querying in Geoserver

General Notes

  • This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works and case studies.
  • Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.
  • Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a certificate.

Registration: 08:30:am - 08:30:am

Class Session: 08:00:am - 04:00:am

USD 2,000.00
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