Open Source GIS Bootcamp
Have you ever wanted learn how to use open source GIS software offerings to develop web based GIS applications? Here is your opportunity! GeoSpatial Training Services is now offering a new instructor guided, web based course covering open source GIS software including PostGIS, GeoServer, and OpenLayers.
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.
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.
Module 1: General Open Source GIS Architecture
Module 2: OGC & Open Source
Module 3: The Database - Postgre SQL Implementation
Module 4: PostGRE Administration
Module 5: The Spatial Data Add On - Post GIS Implementation
Module 6: PostGIS Use & Administration
Module 7: The GIS Server - GeoServer Implementation
Module 8: Geoserver Administration
Module 9: The Mapping API - OpenLayers
Module 10: The Complete Solution - PostGIS + GeoServer + OpenLayers
Module 11: Common Errors and Recommendations
Module 12: Final Project
GISCI Education Credit: 40 hours
January 20th - February 14th
We offer the option of purchasing bound hard copies of the lecture notes for this course as well. Course notes are delivered by regular mail service within 5-7 days of purchase. (U.S. and Canada only). We do provide all course notes in PDF format inside the course website so you can print your own lecture notes as well.
Course Notes: $75.00
Purchase by Email, Fax, Regular Mail
This is an instructor guided course taught in a Virtual GIS Classroom using the same technologies implemented by colleges and universities around the world to deliver Internet based courses. Our new Virtual GIS Classroom blends the best of instructor led and e-learning formats into a new instructor led web based format that allows for more interactivity between the instructor and student, and between students. The Virtual GIS Classroom Internet platform has the following features for each course:
- Audio and video lectures
- Video software demonstrations
- Supporting exercises and data
- Class forums and chats
- Upload and download of course assignments and exercises
- Supplemental reading materials
- Much more!
Web Browser, Text Editor such as jEdit or Notepad++, Open Source GIS
Who Should Attend?
This course is geared toward all levels of GIS professionals who need to create web based GIS applications. No programming experience is necessary though it is helpful to have some knowledge and or experience of programming concepts.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to have Open Source GIS installed at my workplace or home?
You will be downloading and installing the open source GIS software as part of the course.
What software do I need to purchase for the course?
You don’t need to purchase any software. You will need a text or HTML editor. I recommend jEdit or Notepad++, but you can use whatever editor you are comfortable using.
Are there any particular times when I need to be present in the class?
No, this course is completely self paced and we typically have people from around the world in classes of this type so we don’t have a specific time period when you need to be present. These classes are designed for individuals who need high level training, but on a flexible schedule. The course is open through a secure server 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We do schedule a weekly chat session which is a good opportunity for everyone to come together to discuss the course. This session is not mandatory though.
What happens if I don’t finish in the allotted time?
Although the course is scheduled to finish within a 4 week timeframe you do have access to the course site for a full year which allows for ample time to finish the courses and review as necessary.
How will I interact with the instructor if I have questions or problems?
You will have access to the course instructor through chat, email, discussion boards, and phone. Our policy is to answer all questions within 24 hours, but during weekdays we normally respond within an hour. You can also schedule one on one chat sessions for private interaction with the instructor.
In what format is the course delivered?
The course is delivered through a secure Internet site that requires registration. All lectures are delivered via a Flash format that contains both audio and video lecture materials. Exercises are delivered though the course site in Adobe (PDF) format. All exercises access data through the Internet.
What will I receive upon completion of the course?
Upon completion of the course you will receive a certificate of completion.
Do I need programming experience to complete the course?
Do I receive any hardcopy materials?
Bound hard copies of the lecture notes are available for purchase. We also provide the lecture notes in a PDF format which you can use to print on your own as an alternative.