2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
GEOG5870M Web-based GIS
15 creditsClass Size: 40
Module manager: Rachel Oldroyd
Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
Pre-requisite qualificationsEither: GEOG5990M (Programming for Geographical Information Analysis: Core Skills) or experience in programming GIS.
This module is mutually exclusive with
|GEOG5871M||Web-based GIS (WUN)|
This module is not approved as an Elective
Module summaryThis 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.
ObjectivesOn completion of this module, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of a range of technologies used for web-based data storage, manipulation, visualisation and analysis
- Build a complete web-based GIS application based on a popular set of software components
- Demonstrate a set of transferable skills relating to web development and database management
- Demonstrate an awareness of web server management and security issues
- An understanding of server-side technologies including PHP and Postgres
Knowledge and Understanding
The theory and application of quantitative, visualisation and other spatial techniques across a wide range of geographical contexts.
Solving problems and making reasoned decisions.
Plan, design, execute and report geographical research both individually and as part of a team;
Employ a variety of technical and laboratory-based methods for the analysis and presentation of spatial and environmental information (eg GIS, water chemistry, etc);
Collect, interpret and synthesise different types of quantitative and qualitative geographical data.
Apply numerical and computational skills to geographical information;
Use information technology effectively (including use of spreadsheet, database and word processing programmes; Internet and e-mail);
Identify, retrieve, sort and exchange geographical information using a wide range of sources.
- Introduction: Why GIS on the web?
- Using Google Maps to generate simple maps
- Introduction to Javascipt
- Advanced use of Google Maps
- LAMP: Software solution stack
- Databases and database management systems
- Web mapping with Leaflet
- Advanced data interactions
- Security considerations
- Adding locational data to web-based maps
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||118.00|
|Total Contact hours||32.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||150.00|
Private studyTo undertake reading, research and preparation of assessed work
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackPractical assessments, informal workshops and interim deadlines
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Portfolio||Client & server practicals, 1500 words equivalent||30.00|
|Computer Exercise||Individual project, 2500 words equivalent||70.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThere is no reading list for this module
Last updated: 30/04/2019
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