This course is designed as an introduction to Internet GIS. This course focuses on the basics of Internet GIS system architecture, geospatial web services, and mashups. In addition, this course also introduces the key elements of mobile GIS solutions, the functionality of geoportals and web 2.0 technologies, web mapping interoperability in terms of utilizing universal data standards such as OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium) web services, and the current state of e-business and e-government web mapping interests. In general, students will gain an understanding of the basic concepts of Internet GIS in this course. While focusing on providing instruction for customizing web-based mapping applications using ESRI’s ArcGIS Server and Java Script, this course also introduces knowledge of open source Internet GIS software and solutions. The course concludes with an overview, the hottest new research frontiers and future trends in Internet GIS.
By completing the course, the student will: