New Course: Survey of python for GIS applications

Thanks for your interest in my new course on Python for GIS applications. This course is intended to provide a broad overview of the python programming language and the python ecosystem, especially for geospatial applications. The goal is to provide you with an understanding of how all the pieces work together and provide a starting point from which you can explore specific packages on your own. Continue reading “New Course: Survey of python for GIS applications”

New Course: Server-side web GIS applications with Leaflet and PostGIS

Server-side web GIS applications allow you to build secure, web-based portals to your GIS data that allow display, analysis, and editing of GIS data from anywhere there is an internet connection.  This is demonstrated with open-source software so that the concepts are accessible to everyone without cost. If you prefer to use commercial software I think you will still benefit from this course as the core concepts apply to both.
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New Course: Introduction to spatial databases with PostGIS and QGIS

Thanks for your interest in this course. I’m very excited to release it as I believe that the combination of QGIS 3.0 and PostGIS amounts to an open-source “Killer App”.  It solves many frustrating problems that I had to deal with throughout my career as the GIS specialist for small to medium sized environmental consulting companies. I think it is equally applicable to any organization that is outgrowing single-user desktop GIS but unable to pay the ten’s of thousands of dollars required to move into multi-user enterprise databases with commercial GIS software. It took quite a bit of effort to learn how to do this on my own and my hope, as always, is to help others navigate this technology without repeating the mistakes I made. Continue reading “New Course: Introduction to spatial databases with PostGIS and QGIS”

New Course: QGIS 3.0 for GIS Professionals

It’s a great time to be a GIS Professional. The industry is booming, ArcGIS Pro is a complete overhaul of ESRI’s desktop GIS product. Radian Studio is busy rewriting GIS algorithms to take advantage of massively parallel processing in modern computer architectures that can make short work of computer intensive spatial operations. Meanwhile in the open source world, the community of QGIS users is very close to releasing a major new version in QGIS 3.0. Continue reading “New Course: QGIS 3.0 for GIS Professionals”

New Course: Mobile GIS and Mapping Applications with Leaflet

Mobile GIS and Mapping Applications with Leaflet

This course is available now on Udemy.com. It will show you how to create a mobile specific mapping application using Leaflet.js including

  • Formatting your web application for mobile device screens
  • Understanding touch screens and adapting your web app for them
  • Making your web app look and feel like a native application
  • Detecting if the user is using a mobile device
  • Detecting if the user is online or not
  • Getting the most out of geolocation
  • Adding simple charts to your application
  • Using web storage to save the state of your application
  • Using web storage to store local versions of vector data
  • Using the Application Cache API to load a local version of your application for off-line use
  • Creating custom base maps with QGIS and QTiles
  • Adding custom base maps to the application cache for offline use

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New Course! Leaflet.js client-side programming.

Display and analyze GIS data on the web with Leaflet.js. For FREE!!!!

This course is available now on Udemy.com. It will show you how to add a web map to a web page using Leaflet.js including

  • Geolocation methods
  • Native and plugin map controls
  • Base maps
  • Adding raster data
  • Vector layers
  • Group layers
  • Native leaflet styling options
  • Plugin styling options
  • Loading GeoJSON files
  • Searching
  • Filtering
  • Nearest feature
  • Geoprocessing with Turf.js

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