Enterprise GIS Made Easy
What you'll learn
- What enterprise GIS is and how it works
- How enterprise GIS can benefit your organization
- How to set up a PostGIS database on a hosted server for only a few dollars per month
- How to access that data from QGIS, ArcGIS, and other clients
- A basic understanding of desktop GIS software
- A desire to expand your skill set into enterprise GIS
Many GIS Professionals start their careers as GIS users with an education in other fields. They may be very good at cartography and spatial analysis and other GIS specific tasks but lack the IT background needed to understand and implement a multi-user, enterprise GIS.
As a result many smaller organizations struggle as they grow and find themselves needing multi-user access to their data from multiple locations. They frequently find themselves unable to edit shared data because of file-locks and other issues or put their data at risk by storing it on cloud-drives. Many of them know that enterprise solutions exist but commercial solutions are very expensive and they don't have time to understand all the open-source tools that are available.
If this rings true to you, please consider taking this course. I explain how an open-source GIS enterprise works, what software you need to get started, how to start an instance of PostGIS on a hosted server for a few dollars per month, how to load your data into that hosted database and set up user accounts to control access, and how to connect to your data from a variety of sources including commercial desktop GIS software.
Who this course is for:
- GIS Professionals with a solid understanding of desktop GIS that have interest or need to move into an enterprise GIS system to provide multi-user access, from multiple locations, on multiple platforms.
I have been programming and working with database applications for over 30 years, and specializing in geospatial applications for over 20 years. I am a believer in the 80/20 pareto principle which suggests that you only need to understand 20% of a subject in order to do 80% of your work. My goal in all my courses is to teach at the level of that 20% sweet spot and to provide my students with the background and the tools they need to learn the rest of what they need on their own.