Summer 2017 Short Course: Processing Geospatial data using open source tools
This summer 2017, we are offering a 1-cr course on:
- GEOG788O：Processing of Geospatial Data Using Open Source Tools (1 credit; course schedule is here; register at OES)
The goal of this course is to teach students to use various open source tools for handling spatial information on the web. Students will learn to use open source GIS tools like QGIS, GeoServer and PostGIS to collect, store, analyze, serve and visualize spatial data on the web.
This course will include the following topics:
- Introduce students to QGIS, an actively maintained open source GIS platform for collecting, storing, and analyzing spatial information.
- Understand the backend of web mapping services like Google map, Bing Map etc. Use open source GIS server to build our own Google Map-like web mapping services, including data services (WFS), visualization services (WMS), and processing services(WPS).
- Handling spatial data on the web (e.g., OpenStreetMap Data) use open source GIS tools.
Students in this course will develop an appreciation for the principle of both the front-end and back-end of spatial data processing on the web. Previous exposure to GIS environment and basic concepts of web server will be helpful for learning in this course.
Current UMD graduate and undergraduate students, Students from other universities and colleges, Professionals, and Life-long learners are welcome to enroll. If you have any questions, you may contact Dr. Kathleen Stewart (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details.
The skill-set course sequence at the UMD Center for Geospatial Information Science is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art in geospatial information science (GIS) and computational social science (CSS), through intensive training over a short time frame.