OpenSource Training

This hands-on workshop is designed for software developers who want to learn how to build sophisticated web mapping applications using Open Source. It takes you through the detailed process of writing applications from start to finish. What’s more, you get to take a fully functioning web mapping application away with you, ready to deploy in your organisation straightaway. Rather than being taught in a traditional lecture style format, our interactive workshop has been designed to get you hands-on from the outset. As you progress through the day, you will add more and more functionality to your application. In summary, you will learn how to:

  • Build a sophisticated web-mapping application
  • Annotate the map
  • Style annotations
  • Save to a spatial database
  • Edit shapes and save them to a spatial database
  • Filter both spatially and non-spatially
  • Automatically recall saved shapes from a spatial database and draw them on a map
  • Snap shapes to OS MasterMap™
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This hands-on training course is designed to help you get started with GeoServer, delegates will learn how to load, publish, and share geospatial data. The course includes topics covering the GeoServer user interface, map styling with SLD, connecting to WMS and WFS services and tile caching with GeoWebCache. The course is aimed at those who are interested in web mapping, and while no formal pre-requisites are required, familiarity with basic GIS concepts is preferred.

In summary it includes the following sessions:

  • Introduction to open software, standards and data
  • Installation and configuration of software
  • Publishing raster and vector data through GeoServer
  • Styling raster and vector data using SLD
  • Logical, Attribute and Spatial Filters
  • WFS and WMS services
  • General performance tips
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This one day course will introduce attendees to OpenLayers. Delegates will learn how to create a map using style declarations and map initialization code. The course will enable delegates to understand working with layers, including layer parameters, layer projection and caching tiles. In addition, the course will provide an extensive understanding of mapping controls, including pan and zoom, scale bars and selection tools.

It includes the following sessions:

  • Introduction to open source, standards and data
  • Creating a map - library loading, markup and style declarations
  • Working with Layers - WMS, layer parameters and projection and caching tiles
  • Map controls - including pan and zoom, layer switcher and scale bar
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This hands-on training course is designed to help you get started with PostGIS, covering the installation, configuration, management and use of a spatial database. Delegates will learn how to create spatial databases, load data from a number of different sources, perform queries and connect via common GIS tools. The course is aimed at those who are interested in learning more about spatial databases. While no formal pre-requisites are required, familiarity with basic GIS concepts is preferred.

It includes the following sessions:

  • Introduction to open software, standards and data
  • Configuration and Optimisation
  • Management, privileges and access control
  • Installation and configuration
  • Creating spatial database schemas
  • Loading data via shp2pgsql
  • PostGIS metadata tables
  • PostGIS spatial functions
  • Connecting to data via a desktop GIS
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