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Training on Web-Based GIS and Mapping
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By: Datastat Research Center

Kenya

15 - 26 Apr, 2019  12 days

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USD 900

This course entails processing and distributing geographic information through the internet by use ofGIS (Geographic information systems).GIS are computer systems that are desinged to capture, store, check, and display data that is related to positions on the Earth’s surface. GIS technology can be used to show many types of geographical data on the map in order to enable people observe, analyze, and understand various patterns as well as their relationships. For example, using GIS, you can include a map that shows sites with the highest pollution or sites that are sensitive to pollution.

The increasing flexibility of GIS technologies means that they can be used in almost every field imaginable and by people from all walks of life. With adequate training, both non-GIS and GIS experts can reap more benefits and realize the immense applicability of GIS technologies in daily life. GIS is particularly beneficial to those working in e-government, e-business, and e-science fields.

Thus, this course is most suitable for non-GIS users and experts, Geographers, IT experts, Cartographers, Geoscientist, surveyors, Planners, software engineers, Database administrators, system administrators, and M&E experts.

Course content

Module 1

  • Introductions to concepts of  GIS and web mapping
  • Understanding key concepts in Web mapping
  • Exploring QGIS as an open source software
  • OGC web mapping Standards
  • Types of web mapping Technology and their evolution
  • Understanding Free and Open Source Software and its use in web mapping
  • Finding and sharing web maps on CartoDB
  • Web GIS development cycle
  • System architecture for web mapping
  • Web Mapping Technologies
  • Understanding spatial databases
  • Tiled web map
  • XML/XHTM
  • CSS
  • WMS service
  • Java script
  • Write a page using HTML and CSS
  • HTML

Module 2

  • Designing web services and maps
  • Analytic web maps
  • 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 source
  • Reading Points from an XML file
  • Converting shapefiles to XML
  • Geocoding and reverse geocording
  • Adding Side bars
  • KML
  • Ajax
  • Using Fusion Table as Data source
  • Mapping your own data
  • Reading shapefiles using javascript libraries
  • Processing spatial data with Open Source Software
  • Processing raster data set with QGIS and GDAL
  • Understanding data formats for 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
  • Dynamically drawn map services
  • Basic and advanced symbolization andstyling with a WMS
  • Introduction to basics of Open specifications for web map services and WMS specification
  • Building tiled maps with Free Open Source Software
  • Making the decision to build and maintain tiles
  • Introduction to 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
  • Introduction to web mapping API
  • Overlaying WMS on tiled maps with OpenLayers
  • Examining OpenLayers examples
  • Programming patterns with web mapping APIs
  • Google Maps API
  • Introduction to google maps
  • Adding Makers to Google maps
  • Creating Custom Web maps without programming
  • Building Google maps/ customization
  • Orientation to Google maps API

Module 5

  • Web based data editing
  • Working with vector KML
  • drawing vector layers on the client side
  • Symbolizing vector layers in OpenLayers
  • Working with GeoJSON
  • GIS analysis on the web
  • Adding interactive GeoJSON layers in OpenLayers
  • Exploring open data, VGI, and crowdsourcing
  • Ways of opening data
  • OpenStreetMap and its application in open data
  • VGI and crowd sourced projects
  • downloading source data from OpenStreetMap
  • Mapping social media data
  • Publishing maps using open source softwares (Geoserver)
  • Overview Geoserver
  • Installing and configuring Geoserver
  • Setting up Geosever
  • The Geoserver Interface
  • Data querying in Geoserver
Datastat Training Center, Nairobi, Kenya Apr 15 - 26 Apr, 2019

Class Session: 08:00:am - 17:00:pm

USD 900.00
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