GIS Winter 2018 Short Course: Processing Geospatial data using Open Source Tools
GIS Winter Short Course
GEOG 788O Selected Topics in Geography; Processing Geospatial Data Using Open Source Tools
January 3, 2018 - January 8, 2018
This Winter 2018, 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)
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 (e.g., OpenStreetMap Data). This course will help students understand the backend of web mapping services like Google Maps, Bing Maps etc. by using an open source GIS server to build web mapping services, including data services (WFS), visualization services (WMS), and processing services(WPS). Previous exposure to GIS environments and the basic concepts of web servers will be helpful but not required for this course.
Current UMD graduate and undergraduate students, Students from other universities and colleges, Professionals, and Life-long learners are welcome to enroll.
Come join us and learn more about open source tools for GIS!