CSCI E-8 Web GIS: Technologies and Applications

Web GIS, as the combination of the web and GIS (Geographic Information Systems), is a new and promising field. It has unlocked the power of GIS, and put online maps and geospatial intelligence in the offices of millions and the hands of billions. This course aims to provide students with the essential web GIS knowledge needed for managing web GIS projects, teach students the latest web GIS technologies needed for building modern web GIS applications, and inspire students with real world case studies. This course focuses on Esri's web GIS platform, the most widely used GIS technology in government and business information systems. Products taught in this course include ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS web application templates, Story Maps, Web AppBuilder, Operations Dashboard, Drone2Map, 3D web scenes, ArcGIS API for JavaScript, and mobile GIS, including Collector and Survey123. Internet of things, big data analysis, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are also introduced. Access to Harvard ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Enterprise, and other ArcGIS software is provided.

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Instructor: Pinde Fu