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Building a Transit Map Web App

This course examines the entire process of building an interactive, web-based mapping application.

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Course Info

  • Duration 14 video lessons (84 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2017
  • 4.43
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    1.
    Introduction
    Chapter Duration 2 mins
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    Find Me on GitHub
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    3.
    Setting Up Your Coding Environment
    Chapter Duration 8 mins
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    jQuery, Bootstap, and Leaflet
    Chapter Duration 5 mins
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    Developer Tools
    Chapter Duration 7 mins
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    My First Map
    Chapter Duration 5 mins
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    Connecting to the Metro API
    Chapter Duration 13 mins
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    Mapping the Stops
    Chapter Duration 10 mins
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    Zooming to Route
    Chapter Duration 3 mins
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    10.
    Using My Icon
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    Click and Map
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    12.
    Removing Routes
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    13.
    Real Time Buses
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    14.
    Changing Your Basemap
    Chapter Duration 4 mins

Course Description

This course examines the entire process of building an interactive, web-based mapping application. It previews various technologies commonly used in building web-based visualization applications around municipal data. The course will use the Los Angeles Metro API to map every bus route currently run by the agency, map each bus stop, and conclude by displaying realtime locations of buses on any given route.

Although no prior programming experience is required, the course is specifically designed to bring out the "coder" in the "non-coder," and will teach the basics of internet programming languages. Different web technologies will be explored, including HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, Google Maps API, and Leaflet.

Learn these skills

  • Data Visualization
  • GIS
  • Mapping
  • Technology
  • Transportation
  • Video & Multimedia
  • Google Maps

AICP CM

This course is approved for 1.5 AICP CM credit. 

SACPLAN CPD

This course is approved for 1.5 SACPLAN CPD point.

Meet Your Instructor

Yoh Kawano

Yoh Kawano

Yoh Kawano works at the UCLA GIS and Visualization Sandbox as a member of the Research Technology Group for the Institute for Digital Research and Education (IDRE), serving as the Campus GIS Coordinator.

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