Web GIS, as the combination of the web and GIS (Geographic Information Systems), is a new and promising field. It has unlocked the power of GIS, and put online maps and geospatial intelligence in the offices/homes of millions and the hands of billions.
Web GIS has immense applicability to e-government, e-business, e-science, and daily life. Government employees can utilize Web GIS to improve public services and enhance collaboration across agencies. Businesses can use Web GIS to enhance their existing business models and create new ones. Researchers can find new solutions to meet the challenges of the new frontiers. Web GIS has great practical value to our world today and into the future.
(Students will be provided with a URL to the Adobe Connect web conference site. During the live web conference sessions, you will be able to hear me and see my computer desktop. I can see your computer desktop, and hear you if you have a microphone.)
Provide students with a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of Web GIS, including the basic concepts, principles, related fields (e.g. mobile GIS) and frontiers
Inspire students with the broad and real-world applications of Web GIS, especially in e-Government, e-Business
Provide students with the state-of-art technical skills to build Web GIS applications and the knowledge needed to choose from various Web GIS development options
Pinde Fu, 2016, Getting to Know Web GIS. ESRI Press. Redlands, CA. ISBN-13:978-1589484634, ISBN-10:1589484630
Additional materials will be provided in video and other digital format.
Pinde Fu - Course Head
Giovanni Zambotti - TA
(Subject to change)
Course overview; Web GIS basics and applications
Create a map tour application using ArcGIS Online
Web layers, maps and apps
Open data and smart mapping
Feature services and volunteered geographic information
Publish and use hosted feature services to collect VGI
Smart Mapping and Story Maps
Create a story map using multiple templates
Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS
Create web apps with Web AppBuilder
Use Collector and Survey 123 for data collection;
Create native apps using ArcGIS AppStudio
Real-time Web GIS;
Sensor Network and Internet of Things
Create a real-time web GIS app using Operations Dashboard
3/16 Spring break
Online spatial analysis and business intelligence
Create a web app for site selection
Web AppBuilder custom widgets
Use and develop custom widgets
Build on-premises Web GIS with ArcGIS Enterprise;
Map services (dynamic/image tile/vector tile);
web services standards and interoperability
Publish and use dynamic map services with time animation using ArcGIS Pro
Insights for ArcGIS;
Big data & GeoAnalytics
Publish and use geoprocessing services
Image services and drone technologies
Create 2D and 3D web apps from drone images
3D Web GIS;
Create a 3D web app using ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS scene clients
Final Exam (open book)
Basic knowledge of computer science or GIS
A windows or Mac computer for running ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro
A smartphone or tablet for testing mobile apps
Technologies taught in the class
ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5 (ArcGIS for Server & Portal for ArcGIS)
ArcGIS Image Server and GeoAnalytics Server
ArcGIS Web AppBuilder
Mobile apps including Collector, Survey123, and Workforce
ArcGIS Operations Dashboard
This course primarily focuses on the ESRI suite of Web GIS technologies based on the following two considerations:
Esri is the world’s largest enterprise GIS software company. Its products have the largest market share in the US and in the world. Technologies learned in this course have great practical value across many industries.
The concepts and principles from Esri’s Web GIS platform apply to Web GIS in general and to many brands of products.
Homework (50%) + Exam (50%)
Late homework policy: Late homework will not be accepted.
The total score of your homework will be scaled to 50 points.
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