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In this course, students will explore theoretical and practical concepts of Web GIS (Internet GIS). From theoretical perspective they study about advantages and techniques for publishing, visualizing and accessing maps on Internet including architecture of Web GIS/Web mapping systems, markup languages (e.g. HTML, XML, SVG and GML), a scripting language, screen cartography, data sharing and geoportals, spatial web services and OGC standards. From practical perspective they will learn to develop WebGIS/Web mapping applications including static and interactive web mapping systems. They also learn and work with some famous open source software and libraries for developing a Web GIS.

NOTE: This is an internet based course. You are not supposed to travel to Lund to attend. The course is part of iGEON, the master program in GIS, but it is also possible to study this course outside the program. You can read more about the master program, the admission requirements and other rules and regulations on the homepage of iGEON.

Teaching consists of lectures and practical exercises that you will submit to the teachers. The course ends with a project.

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Course facts: GISN09

Level: Advanced
Credits: 7.5 ECTS
Period: Spring
Language of instruction: English
Prerequisites: General admission requirements and 90 ECTS, including 30 ECTS in GIS, equivalent to GISA21 and GISA22
Technical prerequisites: PC with Windows XP or better; Internet connection

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Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science
Lund University
Sölvegatan 12
S-223 62 Lund