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Internet Mapping and Distributed GIServices (GEOG 583)

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Instructor:    Dr. Ming-Hsiang Tsou

Overview:   This course introduces current development of Internet mapping and advanced cartographic skills in Web-based maps.  By using Web-authoring tools (Microsoft SharePoint Designer or FrontPage), Virtual Globes (Google Earth and ArcGIS Explorer), and Internet Map servers (ESRI ArcIMS, ArcGIS Server, Google Map API) , students can learn both the techniques of Internet mapping and the principles of Web-based cartography, including multimedia, animation, 3D visualization, and user interface design.  The lectures will focus on the theories and principles behind the Internet mapping, including distributed component technologies, graphic designs, and network communications.  The lab exercises will focus on the practical applications and Web design skills for Internet mapping services.  Students will learn how to design and set up Internet mapping services and to publish their Web maps.

 Prerequisites: GEO 380 or GEO381 or GEO484 or Web design experiences.

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Last updated: April 13, 2015.

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