Learning the Open Source GIS Stack: Web Mapping w/ Geoserver
What you'll learn
- You will learn how to install Geoserver,
- Load spatial and attribute data into Geoserver
- Server vector, raster, and attribute data on the Internet with Geoserver
- You will learn how to serve up data from multiple sources like Postgres, Geopackage, SQLite, and shapefiles.
- You will set up up Geoserver so that it operates like a cloud-based spatial data server.
- You'll learn how to develop back-end server processing to deliver the results of spatial operations. You'll do this with both SQL and CQL.
- You will create an application that allows clients and a server to interact with data and Internet users.
- You will learn the basics of creating a front in web mapping browser, using OpenLayers.
- You'll learn how to broker the relationship between the Internet user and the back-end server. Once you learn this, you'll be able to adapt just about any client/server application.
- This is advanced stuff, and we'll be serving data on the Internet as well as from Postgres and PostGIS. It is recommended that you are familiar with Postgres.
- While much of the code will be supplied for you, we'll write some code, so users should be comfortable writing basic scripts.
Do you want to learn how to build an Internet Map Server application using free and open source GIS? Do you want that server to display raster, vector and attribute information and perform spatial analysis and database queries over the Internet? Do you want to learn how to connect your map server to Postgres and PostGIS. If so, this course is for you. I will walk you step-by-step through the process of installing Geoserver, loading data, creating server side analytical processes, and finally show you how to render the data on the client side using Openlayers 3.0. Don't be afraid - this is a painless step-by-step approach that anyone can learn with my course.
When you are done with this course, you'll have the basics down. Now it's up to you to create impressive Internet mapping sites!
And, like all the other Leaerning the FOSS4g Stack courses, we'll work with the same data, scenarios, and also solve some of the same problems. Except this time, we'll be doing it with an Internet map server.
Who this course is for:
- GIS users who want to learn how to store their data in the cloud.
- GIS developers who want to provide their users with cloud-based spatial analysis tools
Dr. Arthur J. Lembo, Jr. is an educator with a passion for GIS and almost 30 years of GIS industry experience. He has won numerous teaching awards, including the prestigious New York State Chancellors award for Excellence in Teaching (2006), and the Maryland Board of Regents Teaching Award (2018) - both of these awards are the highest awards in academia for both States.
Currently, Dr. Lembo is a Professor in the Department of Geography and Geosciences at Salisbury University, where he is also the Technical Director of the Eastern Shore Regional GIS Cooperative. Dr. Lembo has published numerous academic papers on GIS, authored a leading textbook on Statistical Problem Solving in Geography, and conducted sponsored research for organizations like the National Science Foundation, NASA, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the Kellogg Foundation.