Training Course on Web-based GIS and Mapping

Training on web-based GIS and mapping teaches you how to build GIS web portal using open source GIS end to end solutions. The course includes open source GIS software such as QGIS, PostGIS, GeoServer, and OpenLayers which all together can deliver the complete GIS solution. Attendees will learn how to create browser-based map applications and display data from a variety of sources. Additionally, attendees will learn how to load, publish, and share geospatial data with GeoServer. In PostGIS, attendees will learn about and create spatial databases, load data from a variety of sources into a spatial database, and perform queries against the data. Basic SQL syntax will be covered.

Training Course on Web-based GIS and Mapping

Target Participants

This training is ideal for GIS users, geographers, IT professionals, web developers, cartographers, geoscientists, surveyors, planners, software engineers, database administrators, system administrators and M&E practitioners/consultants.

Course Duration

5 Days

What you will learn

  • Introduction to HTML, JavaScript,CSS
  • Install Geoserver, load GIS data into Geoserver
  • Serve vector, raster, and attribute data on the Internet with Geoserver
  • Serve data stored in Postgres and PostGIS on the Internet
  • Create a client based browser application using OpenLayers 5.0
  • Create an application that allows client and server interaction with GIS data.

Course Outline

Handling Spatial Data

  • Components of GIS
  • Types of GIS
  • GIS Capabilities
  • Spatial Data types
  • Coordinates systems
  • Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI)

Working with PostgreSQL with Postgis

  • Installing PostgreSQL with PostGIS Functionality
  • Creating a spatial database
  • Loading data into a Postgis spatial database
  • Displaying Postgres Data as SQL View
  • Displaying Postgres Data with SQL filters

Working with Geoserver

  • Installing Apache Tomcat with XAMP
  • Deploying Geoserver on Apache Tomcat
  • Adding,  Styling and Displaying Data from Postgres
  • Adding,  Styling and Displaying shapefiles
  • Grouping layers

Creating SLD styles with QGIS

  • Load your Data from Postgres into QGIS
  • Apply the Desired Styles
  • Save your styles as style templates(.sld)
  • Import the .sld style templates into Geoserver
  • Apply the styles to your layers in Geoserver

Bringing Data into Geoserver and Displaying the Results

  • Adding, Styling, and Displaying Shapefiles
  • Adding, Styling, and Displaying Data from Postgres

Processing Client Requests on the Server

  • Displaying Postgres Data as a SQL View
  • Displaying Postgres Data with CQL Filters
  • Serving Data from Geoserver to QGIS

Document Object Model and Events

  • Intro to the DOM
  • What is an object
  • Abstraction and Instantiation
  • Objects in computer programs
  • Going from HTML to the DOM
  • Intro to Events

JavaScript and JQuery

  • Intro to JavaScript
  • Accessing the DOM from JavaScript
  • Viewing objects in Developer tools
  • Event Handlers
  • Variables
  • DOM manipulation
  • Calculations in javascript
  • Loops in JavaScript
  • Arrays in Javascript
  • Objects and JSON

Interacting with Geoserver from the Client with Openlayers 5

  • Open Street Maps
  • Adding Static Layers from Geoserver
  • Using Openlayers to Request Specific Data from Geoserver
  • Increasing Flexibility by Using Openlayers to Request Ad-hoc data from Geoserver
  • Mouse Interaction in Openlayers to Trigger Geoserver Responses
  • Adding Vector Data from Geoserver to Your Open Layers Application
  • Mouse Interaction in Openlayers with Vector Objects.


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Training Approach

This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works and case studies.

Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.

Certification on Web-based GIS and Mapping

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with an internationally recognized certificate. Altum Training and Research Institute is NITA certified. Read more.

Tailor-Made Course on Web-based GIS and Mapping

We can also do this as a tailor-made course to meet organization-wide needs. Contact us to find out more


The training fee covers tuition fees, learning materials, and training venue. Accommodation and airport transfer are arranged for our participants upon request.

Payment should be sent to our bank account before start of training and proof of payment sent to

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