Open-Source GeoStack
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Open-Source GeoStack

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Mission Campus

1125 Valencia Street

Room 476

San Francisco, CA 94110

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This workshop is focused on helping software developers understand the basics of building a geostack to create interactive web maps. Building and implementing a geostack is most useful when you have your own data to manage. GIS Analysts and interested students are also encouraged to attend. A pre-workshop reference guide will be distributed, detailing open-source and server knowledge basics. Students will gain an understanding of how to acquire, transform, and publish GIS data using free and open source tools such as Leaflet (a Javascript library used to make web maps), QGIS (a desktop application to view and transform data), and GeoServer (to publish data). By the end of the course, students will have built their own interactive web maps that will be published on the internet.

Students will learn to use the application to solve questions or display data such as:
• Where is free geospatial data made available for downloading and in what format?
• How is geospatial data added to a web page and made into an interactive map?
• What are the components of a Spatial Data Infrastructure?

The five week workshop will focus on the following:
• Understanding various kinds of geospatial data and how to find geospatial data;
• Available Free/Open Source geospatial tools (GIS servers, Javascript libraries, and GIS viewers) ;
• Basic Javascript variables and functions
• The process to extract/transform/load geospatial data and convert it into common web formats such as GeoJSON or KML
• Interacting with geospatial data servers to publish data into web formats (WFS, WMS)
• Using geospatial Javascript libraries to add basemaps to webpages, and add data on top of the basemaps

At the completion of this course, students will be comfortable with using Leaflet and be able to integrate maps into web pages and place geospatial data on top of basemaps. Importantly, they will understand the components of a Spatial Data Infrastructure needed to make these web maps useful for their company or their career. These skills will be applicable for app and web development.

Prereqs:
• Familiarity with a programming language (javascript or python, preferred)
• Comfortable with a plain text editor of your choice
• Basic understanding of server-client architecture (how stacks are built)

This class meets once (1) per week for four (4) weeks/sessions.

Instructor:
Dave Bianco, GIS Data Engineer at Urthecast


What is the refund policy?

100% Refund when cancelling 4 business days prior to workshop
50% Refund within 4 business days of event
0% Refund once materials are accessed; Or proprietary software codes provided; Or 12am of first day of class and after.

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1125 Valencia Street

Room 476

San Francisco, CA 94110

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