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Course Description

This course offers an overview of web technology, principles of cartographic design, and an introduction to common Web mapping concepts and methods including the client-server model. Students learn to develop interactive Web maps and applications using several industry-standard Web mapping software platforms including ArcGIS Online, Mapbox Studio, and Carto. Emphasis is placed upon using and extending existing Web mapping platforms to facilitate rapid development of professional quality Web maps and applications. Basic use of Web markup language (HTML) and stylesheets (CSS and similar formats) is taught and incorporated in several exercises. Students also learn to create thematic maps using the JavaScript mapping library Leaflet. The course covers Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) web mapping standards and GeoJSON format.

Basic Enrollment Requirements:

Academic Year (Fall/Spring): Unofficial Transcript - Bachelor's + 3.0 GPA.

Summer: None.

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Remission Eligible: Yes; first day of term; all university policies apply.

Affiliated With:

  • School of Arts and Sciences