Web-Based GIS and Mapping
Online Training - We have refined out courses to suit the dynamic world and help achieve your objective

Course Date Onsite fees: Location Register
12/08/2024 To 23/08/2024 1,900 USD, 171,000 Ksh Nairobi
11/11/2024 To 22/11/2024 1,900 USD, 171,000 Ksh Nairobi


Web mapping focuses on disseminating and processing geographic information by means of Internet and World Wide Web. Combination of the web and GIS (Geographic Information Systems) has unlocked the potential of GIS, and put online maps and geospatial intelligence in the offices/homes of millions and the hands of billions. The increasing flexibility and interoperability of web mapping technologies has opened new opportunities for Web Based Mappers. Both non-GIS users and GIS experts can do more now, than ever to share maps over the internet. Web maps can easily deliver up to date information,maps are generated automatically from databases, and they can display information in almost real-time. They don't need to be printed, mastered and distributed. Web GIS has immense applicability to e-government, e-business, e-science, and all aspects of daily life. Government employees can utilize Web GIS to improve public services delivery and boost collaboration across agencies.Regardless of the sector, businesses can use Web GIS to enhance their existing business models and create new ones. Researchers can find new solutions to meet the challenges of the new frontiers. Web GIS has great practical value to our world today and into the future.



10 days



  • To understand the importance of web services and to give you some experience making web maps with FOSS and open standards
  • Acquire skills how to make different types of web map
  • Understanding spatial databases
  • Learn how to publish maps online using open source software (Carto DB, fusion Tables, Geoserver).
  • Able to Read Data from various Data source
  •  Processing spatial data with FOSS
  • Drawing and querying maps on the server using Web Map Service
  • Putting layers together with a web mapping API
  • Learn how to Explore open data, VGI, and crowdsourcing



Module 1

Introduction to key concepts in Web mapping

  • Introductions to principles and concepts of  GIS and web mapping
  • Understanding OGC web mapping Standards
  • Web GIS development cycle
  • Evolution and types of web mapping Technology
  • System architecture for web mapping
  • Understanding Free and Open Source Software and its use in web mapping
  • Exploring QGIS as an open source software
  • Find and share web maps on CartoDB


Module 2

Web Mapping Technologies

  • Understanding spatial databases
  • Tiled web map
  • WMS service
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Java script
  • Write a page using HTML and CSS


Module 3

Designing web services and web maps using free open source software

  • System architecture for web mapping
  • Elements of a web map
  • Analytic web maps
  •  Animated and real time
  •  Collaborative web maps
  •  Static web maps


Module 4

Reading Data from various Data source

  • Converting shapefiles to XML
  • Reading Points from an XML file
  • Adding Side bars
  • KML
  • Using Fusion Table as Data source
  • Geocoding and reverse geocording
  • Ajax
  • Reading shapefiles using javascript libraries
  • Mapping your own data


Module 5

Processing spatial data with Free Open Source Software

  • Understanding data formats for use in web mapping
  • Processing spatial data with Free Open source Software
  • geo-processing and projecting vector data with QGIS and OGR
  • Processing raster data set with QGIS and GDAL


Module 6

Drawing and querying maps on the server using Web Map Service

  • Dynamically drawn map services
  • Introduction to basics of Open specifications for web map services and WMS specification
  • Basic and advanced styling  and symbolization with a WMS


Module 7

Building tiled maps with Free Open Source Software

  • Introduction to Concepts of tiled maps
  • Making the decision to build and maintain tiles
  • Strategies for creating and serving map tiles
  • Creating tiles with GeoServer using GeoWebCache
  • Creating tiles with Mapnik using TileMill


Module 8

Putting layers together with a web mapping API

  • Introduction to web mapping API
  • Programming patterns with web mapping APIs
  • Examining OpenLayers examples
  • Overlaying a WMS on a tiled map with OpenLayers


Google Maps API

  • Introduction to google maps
  • Creating Custom Web maps without programming
  • Orientation to Google maps API
  • Building Google maps/ customization
  • Adding Makers to Google maps


Module 9

Web based data editing

  • drawing vector layers on the client side
  • Working with vector KML
  • Working with GeoJSON
  • Symbolizing vector layers in OpenLayers
  • Adding interactive GeoJSON layers in OpenLayers
  • GIS analysis on the web
  • OpenStreetMap and its application in open data
  • Downloading source data from OpenStreetMap


Module 10

Publishing maps using open source softwares (Geoserver)

  • Overview Geoserver
  • Installing and configuring Geoserver
  • Setting up Geosever
  • The Geoserver Interface
  • Publishing maps in Geoserver
  • Data querying in Geoserver





This training can also be customized for your institution upon request. You can also have it delivered your preferred location.

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Participants should be reasonably proficient in English.  During the trainings, participants should come with their own laptops.



The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.



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