|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Surveying & Built Environment|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||23 May 2022|
Pre-requisite: GIS1402 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCST or GDST or MSST or MSPT or GCNS or GDNS or MENS
The growing capability of the Internet, World Wide Web and Geographic Information System (GIS) has created a demand for Web based applications of GIS. This course focuses on the conceptual and practical aspects of developing Web based GIS applications.
The course covers the fundamental concepts and principles of Web based GIS. It deals with the theories and principles behind Web based GIS development including Web mapping services, distributed (cloud) systems and client/server computing, Web interface design, networking fundamentals, geographic mark-up language, service and security in Web based GIS, Web mapping software and Web based GIS applications including voluntary geographic information.