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2018/19 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

GEOG5871M Web-based GIS (WUN)

15 creditsClass Size: 30

Module manager: Rachel Oldroyd
Email: r.oldroyd@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: 1 Apr to 31 Jul, 1 Jan to 30 April (adv yr) View Timetable

Year running 2018/19

Pre-requisite qualifications

Either GEOG5561M (Introduction to Java) or experience in programming GIS

This module is mutually exclusive with

GEOG5870MWeb-based GIS

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

This module skills students up to be able to demonstrate: - A detailed knowledge of the principles of web-based GIS; - A working knowledge and understanding of client side and server side technologies- How to set up a working custom GIS-based web client and server.

Objectives

On completion of this module, students should be able to:
- demonstrate an detailed knowledge of the principles of web-based GIS;
- demonstrate a working knowledge and understanding of web map servers and web feature servers and clients for them
- set up a working custom GIS-based web client and server.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students should be able to have an understanding of server-side technologies including PHP and Postgres as well as have an understanding of Javascript.


Syllabus

- Introduction: Why GIS on the web
- Using Google Maps to generate simple maps
- Advanced use of Google Maps
- Simple Web Mapping using server-side technology
- Dynamic maps using server-side technology
- Using remote data sources: Web Map Servers
- Databases and spatial data
- Combining map servers and other databases
- Adding locational data to web-based maps

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Discussion forum101.0010.00
Independent online learning hours60.00
Private study hours80.00
Total Contact hours10.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

To undertake reading, research and preparation of assessed work

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Practical assessments, monitoring of server activity and interim deadlines

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Computer ExerciseIndividual project, 2500 words equivalent70.00
PortfolioClient & server practicals, 1500 words equivalent30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 02/07/2018

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