Web based GIS and Mapping Course
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Web based GIS and Mapping Course

5 Days Online - Virtual Training

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This course teaches you how to build GIS web portal using open source GIS end to end solutions. Includes open source GIS software including QGIS, PostGIS, GeoServer, and OpenLayers which all together can deliver the complete GIS solution. OpenLayers makes it easy to put a dynamic map in any web page. It can display map tiles and markers loaded from any source. OpenLayers has been developed to further the use of geographic information of all kinds. Attendees will learn how to create browser-based map applications and display data from a variety of sources. Basic JavaScript syntax will be covered. In GeoServer attendees will learn how to load, publish, and share geospatial data with GeoServer. Discussion will include navigating the GeoServer user interface, OGC web services, styling data with SLD, and tile caching with GeoWebCache. In PostGIS, attendees will learn about and create spatial databases, load data from a variety of sources into a spatial database, and perform queries against the data. Basic SQL syntax will be covered.


Who Should Attend

GIS users and experts, Geographers, IT experts, web developers, cartographers, Geoscientists, surveyors, planners, software engineers, database administrators, system administrators and M & E experts.



5 days


Course Objectives

•            Introduction to HTML, JavaScript,CSS

•            install Geoserver,

•            Load GIS data into Geoserver

•            Serve vector, raster, and attribute data on the Internet with Geoserver

•            Serve data stored in Postgres and PostGIS on the Internet

•            Create a client based browser application using OpenLayers 5.0

•            Create an application that allows client and server interaction with GIS data.


Course Content

Section 1: Handling Spatial Data

•            Components of GIS

•            Types of GIS

•            GIS Capabilities

•            Spatial Data types

•            Cordinate systems

•            Spatial Data Infrusrtuctutre (SDI)


Section 2: Working with PostgreSQL with Postgis

•            Installing PostgreSQL with PostGIS Functionality

•            Creating a spatial database

•            Loading data into a Postgis spatial database

•            Displaying Postgres Data as SQL View

•            Displaying Postgres Data with SQL filters


Section 3: Working with Geoserver

•            Installing Apache Tomcat with XAMP

•            Deploying Geoserver on Apache Tomcat

•            Adding, Styling and Displaying Data from Postgres

•            Adding, Styling and Displaying shapefiles

•            Grouping layers


Section 4: Creating SLD styles with QGIS

•            Load your Data from Postgres into QGIS

•            Apply the Desired Styles

•            Save your styles as style templates(.sld)

•            Import the .sld style templates into Geoserver

•            Apply the styles to your layers in Geoserver


Section 5: Bringing Data into Geoserver and Displaying the Results

•            Adding, Styling, and Displaying Shapefiles

•            Adding, Styling, and Displaying Data from Postgres


Section 6: Processing Client Requests on the Server

•            Displaying Postgres Data as a SQL View

•            Displaying Postgres Data with CQL Filters

•            Serving Data from Geoserver to QGIS


Section 7: Document Object Model and Events

•            Intro to the DOM

•            What is an object

•            Abstraction and Instantiation

•            Objects in computer programs

•            Going from HTML to the DOM

•            Intro to Events


Section 8: JavaScript and JQuery

•            Intro to JavaScript

•            Accessing the DOM from JavaScript

•            Viewing objects in Developer tools

•            Event Handlers

•            Variables

•            DOM manipulation

•            Calculations in javascript

•            Loops in JavaScript

•            Arrays in Javascript

•            Objects and JSON


Section 9: Interacting with Geoserver from the Client with Openlayers 5

•            Open Street Maps

•            Adding Static Layers from Geoserver

•            Using Openlayers to Request Specific Data from Geoserver

•            Increasing Flexibility by Using Openlayers to Request Ad-hoc data from Geoserver

•            Mouse Interaction in Openlayers to Trigger Geoserver Responses

•            Adding Vector Data from Geoserver to Your Open Layers Application

•            Mouse Interaction in Openlayers with Vector Objects

General Notes

 ·         All our courses can be Tailor-made to participants' needs

·         The participant must be conversant in English

·         Presentations are well-guided, practical exercises, web-based tutorials, and group work. Our facilitators are experts with more than 10 years of experience.

·         Upon completion of training the participant will be issued with a Foscore development center certificate (FDC-K)

·         Training will be done at the Foscore development center (FDC-K) centers. We also offer inhouse and online training on the client schedule

·         Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.

·         The course fee for onsite training includes facilitation training materials, 2 coffee breaks, a buffet lunch, and a Certificate of successful completion of Training. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, airport transfers, visa application dinners, health/accident insurance, and other personal expenses.

·         Accommodation, pickup, freight booking, and Visa processing arrangement, are done on request, at discounted prices.

·         Tablet and Laptops are provided to participants on request as an add-on cost to the training fee.

·         One-year free Consultation and Coaching provided after the course.

·         Register as a group of more than two and enjoy a discount of (10% to 50%)

·         Payment should be done before commence of the training or as agreed by the parties, to the FOSCORE DEVELOPMENT CENTER account, so as to enable us to prepare better for you.

·         For any inquiries reach us at training@fdc-k.org or +254712260031

·         Website:www.fdc-k.org

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