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Introduction to WebGIS

This course explains various Internet technologies commonly used to build web-based visualization applications with municipal data.

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Course Info

  • Duration 8 video lessons (52 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2017
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    1.
    Introduction
    Chapter Duration 2 mins
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    Not Just for the Experts
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    What Can Be Mapped?
    Chapter Duration 6 mins
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    What Is an API?
    Chapter Duration 11 mins
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    Planning the App
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    Evaluating HTML and CSS
    Chapter Duration 10 mins
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    Evaluating Javascript
    Chapter Duration 12 mins
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    Putting It All Together
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Course Description

This course examines various Internet technologies commonly used to build web-based visualization applications with municipal data. You will learn about APIs and how they are used as data sources for web applications. Although no prior programming experience is required, the course is specifically designed to bring out the "coder" in the "non-coder," by teaching 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
  • Google Maps

AICP CM

This course is approved for 1 AICP CM credit

SACPLAN CPD

This course is approved for 1 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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