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2015/16 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

GEOG5871M Web-based GIS (WUN)

15 creditsClass Size: 30

Module manager: Alison Heppenstall
Email: a.j.heppenstall@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: 1 Jan to 31 Mar, 1 Jan to 31 Mar (3mth)(adv yr) View Timetable

Year running 2015/16

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; - An understanding of the current international standards which are relevant to online GIS; - A working knowledge and understanding of web map servers and web feature servers and clients and; - 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 an understanding of the current international standards which are relevant to online 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.

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
- Web Feature Servers: Fetching features instead of images
- 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, monotoring of server activity and interim deadlines

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
PracticalServer-side technology practical, 800 words equivalent20.00
PracticalGoogle Maps practical, 800 words equivalent20.00
Computer ExerciseIndividual project, 2400 words equivalent60.00
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: 13/04/2015

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