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GIS-874 Web GIS
Campus SCEE (IGIS)
Programs PG
Session Summer Semester 2016
Course Title Web GIS
Course Code GIS-874
Credit Hours 3 (3+0)
Pre-Requisutes Core Courses
Course Objectives This course covers the basic components of GIS for the internet. Studies include network environments and network communications models. Students look at technological evolutions of web mapping (e.g., static map publishing, interactive maps, and OpenGIS). Other topics include Geographic Markup Language (GML) and Commercial Web Mapping programs. Students are required to publish a map on internet.
Detail Content
  • Introduction to Distributed Internet GIS
  • Fundamentals of Computer Networking
  • Client/Server Computing
  • Technology Evolutions of Web Mapping
  • Framework of Distributed GIS
  • Standards for Distributed GIS Services
  • Geographic Markup Language
  • Commercial Web Mapping Programs
  • Map Publishing
  • ArcIMS Environment and Implementation
  • Case Study
Text/Ref Books
  • Winnie Tang, Jan Selwood, (2003), Connecting Our World: GIS Web Services, ESRI Press, ISBN: 1589480759
  • Zhong-RenPeng, Ming-Hsiang Tsou, (2003), Internet GIS: Distributed Geographic Information Services for the Internet and Wireless Network, Wiley, ISBN: 0471359238
  • Nigel Waters (2001), Internet GIS: Watch Your ASP.(geographic software) : An article from: GEO World [HTML], Adams Business Media, ISBN: B0008I55C2
  • Editors of ESRI Press, (2004), Getting Started with ArcIMS : ArcGIS 9, ESRI Press, ISBN: 1589481119
Time Schedule Summer Semester 2014
Faculty/Resource Person Dr Ali Tahir

PhD (PhD, UCD, Ireland)
Discipline: Computer Science & Informatics