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Geo Web App building with OS tools

Learn how to design a web application for geospatial data, using programming languages, and how to build and query a spatial database.

40 hours to complete
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In this course you will learn how to design a web application for geospatial data dissemination, approaching it from a spatial problem-solving perspective. The course centers on a didactical case study related to food security in Burundi, East Africa, through which you will gain insight into creating a geospatial web application that assesses producers' access to food markets. You will learn essential concepts in spatial data management, analysis, and visualization, along with basic programming skills. Hands-on training encompasses geodatabase creation and query, webserver setup, map-server configuration, and framework utilization.

This course aligns with the UN's Sustainable Development Goal 2 (Zero Hunger) and the Dutch government's priorities for global development. As urbanization increases in sub-Saharan Africa, efficient food supply chain management becomes crucial, especially in the wake of pandemic-related disruptions. Burundi, a landlocked country with food security issues, urbanization, and geographic constraints, offers an ideal context for exploring geospatial solutions for educational purposes.

After completing this course, you will be familiar with the development lifecycle of web mapping applications, translating use and user specifications into a basic web app design, the building blocks of programming languages and their roles, and building and querying a spatial database according to specific requirements and data.

Is this course for you?

  • Target Audience

    • Working GIS/RS professionals who want to upskill their programming abilities and want to build a working geo web application guided by ITC experts.
    • Researchers/PhD students who are newcomers to the field of geo-data management and dissemination
    • Organisations interested to make their geo-data available
  • Knowledge prerequisites

    Graduate level GIS/RS, no programming experience required

  • Any other prerequisites

    To install and efficiently run PostgreSQL, ensure your system meets the following minimum hardware specifications:

    • Processor: 4 GHz or higher
    • RAM: 2 GB
    • Storage: 40 MB HDD space

    Good-excellent level of internet access (at least 20-40 Mbps) is also required.

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About online learning at ITC

Geoversity courses aim to engage learners, be authentic to their subject matter, exhibit evidence based course design, represent ITC educational themes and expertise, and ultimately inspire and empower the next generation of game changers in the field of Geoscience.

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Lead teachers:

Photo of dr. G. A. García Chapeton (Gustavo)
dr. G. A. García Chapeton (Gustavo)
Photo of L.H. De Oto MSc (Lucas)
L.H. De Oto MSc (Lucas)
Lecturer / Researcher

License information

Course Materials of this course are Copyright University of Twente under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International license unless specified otherwise.


For questions, please email: info@geoversity.io

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