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Day 1: Monday 8. Welcome and Introduction. Working with PostGIS and Introduction to Spatial Databases and SQL.

 

Time
Activity
9.00 -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
11.30-13.00 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)
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-17.30 Hands on Exercises
Exercises with Spatial Databases and SQL

 

 

Day 2: Tuesday 9. 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 - 13.00 Extensible Markup Language
An introduction to XML
Data on the web
Synchronous and synchronous web
13.00- 14.00 Lunch
14.00- 17.30 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
Consuming open web services in a desktop GIS
Geodetic and map projection systems
Hands on with Quantum GIS

 

 

Day 3: Wednesday 10. 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- 13.00 Working with OWS Services in GeoServer
Working with WMS, WFS and WCS services

Examples and exercises
13.00- 14.00 Lunch
14.00- 17.30 Styling maps in GeoServer
Styled Layer Descriptor (SLD)
Working with styles with GeoServer
Using CSS to style maps

Hands on exercises
Installation and configuration of GeoServer in Production
Tips and Tricks for running GeoServer in Production
Benchmarking

 

 

Day 4: Thursday 11. 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- 13.00 Introduction to OpenLayers
OpenLayers basics

Working with layers
Working with controls
Vector Layers
13.00- 14.00 Lunch
14.00- 17.30 OpenLayers: integration with other frameworks
Integration with jQuery UI
Integration with ExtJS

OpenLayers: a complete exercise
Complete web mapping exercise with OpenLayers

Day 5: Friday 12. 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- 13.00 Working with GeoExt (I)
Accessing WMS services

Creating a WMS viewer
13.00- 14.00 Lunch
14.00- 17.30 Working with GeoExt (II)
Accessing WFS services
Creating WFS viewer

Introduction to GXP
Geospatial web applications made easy: GXP
Introduction to the OpenGeo SDK

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