Course Description

Do you want to learn how to build an Internet Map Server application using free and open-source GIS? Do you want that server to display raster, vector, and attribute information and perform spatial analysis and database queries over the Internet? Do you want to learn how to connect your map server to Postgres and PostGIS. If so, this course is for you. I will walk you step-by-step through the process of installing Geoserver, loading data, creating server-side analytical processes, and finally, show you how to render the data on the client-side using Openlayers 3.0. Don't be afraid - this is a painless step-by-step approach that anyone can learn with my course.

When you are done with this course, you'll have the basics down. Now it's up to you to create impressive Internet mapping sites!

Course curriculum

  1. 01
  2. 02
    • Lesson 7: Start Geoserver and navigate the interface

    • Lesson 8: Workspaces and Data Stores

    • Lesson 9: Load more data stores

    • Lesson 10: Geoserver - Styles

  3. 03
    • Lesson 11: What is WMS and WFS?

  4. 04
    • Lesson 12: Modification with CQL

    • Lesson 13: Interacting with server results and variables

    • Lesson 14: PostgreSQL Views

  5. 05
    • Lesson 15: Openlayers - Part 1

    • Lesson 16: Modify layers with Openlayers

    • Lesson 17: CQL analysis - Part 1

    • Lesson 18: User experience and controls

    • Lesson 19: CQL analysis - Part 2

    • Lesson 20: Trigger Geoserver responses with mouse interactions - Openlayers

    • Lesson 21: Add vector data to your app from Geoserver

    • Bonus: Download course data and scripts

Pricing - Life time Access

What will you learn?

  • How to install and operate Geoserver

  • Serve vector, raster, and attribute data on the Internet with Geoserver

  • Set up Geoserver so that it operates like a cloud-based spatial data server

  • Create an application that allows clients and a server to interact with data and users over the internet

  • How to broker the relationship between the Internet user and the back-end server. When you learn this, you'll be able to adapt just about any client/server application

  • Load spatial and attribute data into Geoserver

  • How to serve up data from multiple sources like Postgres, Geopackage, SQLite, and shapefiles

  • How to develop back-end server processing to deliver the results of spatial operations. You'll do this with both SQL and CQL

  • Create a frontend web mapping browser, using OpenLayers

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Student Profile?

  • Under/post graduate students

  • Professionals and Companies

  • Master students and PhD candidates

  • Researchers and Academics

Some more information

  • Certificates of Completion

    After you successfully finish the course, you can claim your Certificate of Completion with NO extra cost! You can add it to your CV, LinkedIn profile etc

  • Available at any time! Study at your best time

    We know hard it is to acquire new skills. All our courses are self paced.

  • Online and always accessible

    Even when you finish the course and you get your certificate, you will still have access to course contents! Every time an Instructor makes an update you will be notified and be able to watch it for FREE


  • The course is quite advanced, so you will need to already have knowledge in PostgreSQL

About your Instructor

Dr. Arthur J. Lembo, Jr. is an educator with a passion for GIS and almost 30 years of GIS industry experience. He has won numerous teaching awards, including the prestigious New York State Chancellors award for Excellence in Teaching (2006), and the Maryland Board of Regents Teaching Award (2018) - both of these awards are the highest awards in academia for both States. Currently, Dr. Lembo is a Professor in the Department of Geography and Geosciences at Salisbury University, where he is also the Technical Director of the Eastern Shore Regional GIS Cooperative. Dr. Lembo has published numerous academic papers on GIS, authored a leading textbook on Statistical Problem Solving in Geography, and conducted sponsored research for organizations like the National Science Foundation, NASA, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the Kellogg Foundation.

Arthur Lembo


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