Managing geospatial data is at the core of an emerging Billion-Dollar industry. This course will provide the students with the knowledge to curate, store, manage and query geospatial data by means of powerful database management systems. Moreover, to communicate the data, the students will learn how to build Web mapping applications on top of a database and so communicate and interact with the data using nothing more than a Web browser. The course will cover a variety of open source software packages for web mapping and will provide pointers to commercial solutions where appropriate.
The specific goals are (i) to enable students to develop a good understanding of the principles and techniques of spatial databases incl. to perform common various types of queries and spatial analyses and (ii) to design, develop, and implement custom web mapping applications using open standards and open-source software.
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