GEOG 585
Open Web Mapping
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Everyone can make a web map now, but what are the best tools to do so? Maybe you have already created web maps with ArcGIS or Google Maps but have never taken time to have a closer look at open-source software alternatives such as QGIS, GeoServer and Leaflet. Or, are you new to web mapping and looking for the best way to create a web application for spatial data from your job or hobby? If so, GEOG 585, Open Web Mapping, is the right course for you. Learn about FOSS vs. proprietary GIS software, open data and standards for web mapping, and how to create beautiful and interactive web maps with Javascript and Leaflet.

At a Glance

Details

Credits
3.00
Topics
Applications in GIS
Fundamentals of GIS and Mapmaking
Geospatial Programming and Software Development
Technologies
CSS
GDAL
GeoServer
HTML
Javascript
Leaflet
OGR
OpenLayers
OpenStreetMap
QGIS
TileMill
SyllabusGEOG 585 Syllabus

Upcoming Offerings

Semester Instructor
Fall 2, 2022 Jan Oliver Wallgrün, Ph.D.
Spring 1, 2023 Panagiotis Giannakis, Ph.D.
Summer, 2023
Fall 2, 2023 Jan Oliver Wallgrün, Ph.D.

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What Our Students Say

Gave me the confidence and perspective I needed.

“Geog 585 gave me the confidence and perspective I needed to tackle our enterprise web mapping landscape.”

— Leslie Jessen, OMV E&P GmbH

We offer over 30 courses in five 10-week terms each year: two every fall, two every spring and one every summer.