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Day 1: Monday 9. Welcome and Introduction. Working with PostGIS and Introduction to Spatial Databases and SQL

Time
Activity
9.15 -09.30 Reception
09.30-11.00
Welcome and Introduction
What is Free and Open Source Software?
The Free and Open Source for Geospatial (OSGeo) Foundation
11.00-11.30
Coffee break
11.30-13.30 Introduction to Spatial Databases and SQL
What is a Spatial Database?

How to store your spatial data in a database? Introduction to Postgresql and PostGIS
How to manage and exploit your spatial databases: Structure Query Language (SQL)
13.30-15.00 Lunch
15.00-19.00 Hands on Exercises
Exercises with Spatial Databases and SQL

 

Day 2: Tuesday 10. Introduction to Open Web Services

Time
Activity
9.30 - 11.00 Introduction to Open Web Services (OWS)
The need for standards
Introduction to the Open Geospatial Consortium & ISO
A brief history of the web and web mapping
11.00 - 11.30
Coffee break
11.30 - 13.30 Extensible Markup Language
An introduction to XML
Data on the web
Synchronous and synchronous web
13.30- 15.00 Lunch
15.00- 17.00 Hands on exercises
Creating a well-formed XML document
Creating a XML Schema and a matching, valid XML document
Manual interaction with an Open Web Service: GetCapabilities
17.20- 19.00 Hands on exercises
Consuming open web services in a desktop GIS
Geodetic and map projection systems
Hands on with Quantum GIS

 

Day 3: Wednesday 11. Working with GeoServer. Creation of Open Web Services (OWS)

Time
Activity
09.30- 11.00
Working with Geoserver. Creation of OWS
Introduction to Geoserver
Introduction to GIS server software
Downloading, installing and configuring GeoServer
Overview of main functionality (data publishing, service configuration, etc.)
11.00 - 11.30
Coffee break
11.30- 13.30 Working with OWS Services in GeoServer
Working with WMS, WFS and WCS services

Examples and exercises
13.30- 15.00 Lunch
15.00- 17.00 Styling maps in GeoServer
Styled Layer Descriptor (SLD)
Working with styles with GeoServer
Using CSS to style maps
17.20- 19.00 Hands on exercises
Installation and configuration of GeoServer in Production
Tips and Tricks for running GeoServer in Production
Benchmarking

 

Day 4: Thursday 12. Working with OpenLayers and GeoExt to design and create rich web mapping applications (I)

Time
Activity
09.30- 11.00
Introduction to Javascript
Introduction to Web Programming
Introduction to HTML, Javascript and CSS
11.00 - 11.30
Coffee break
11.30- 13.30 Introduction to OpenLayers
OpenLayers basics

Working with layers
Working with controls
Vector Layers
13.30- 15.00 Lunch
15.00- 17.00 OpenLayers: integration with other frameworks
Integration with jQuery UI
Integration with ExtJS
17.20- 19.00 OpenLayers: a complete exercise
Complete web mapping exercise with OpenLayers

 

Day 5: Friday 13. Working with OpenLayers and GeoExt to design and create rich web mapping applications (II)

Time
Activity
09.30- 11.00
Introduction to GeoExt
Getting started with GeoExt
11.00 - 11.30
Coffee break
11.30- 13.30 Working with GeoExt (I)
Accessing WMS services

Creating a WMS viewer
13.30- 15.00 Lunch
15.00- 17.00 Working with GeoExt (II)
Accessing WFS services
Creating WFS viewer
17.20- 19.00 Introduction to GXP
Geospatial web applications made easy: GXP
Introduction to the OpenGeo SDK

 


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