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Quick Facts about GEOG 897C
- Instructor: Sterling Quinn
- Course Structure: Online, 10-12 hours a week for 10 weeks
- Course Authors: Frank Hardisty and Sterling Quinn
Theory and practice of cloud and server geographic information systems (GIS).
Geography 897C is an elective course in the Penn State Professional Masters in Geographic Information Systems. This course teaches students to use cloud and server GIS resources to solve problems for which geospatial data is an integral element. We will evaluate and implement systems using three cloud service models (infrastructure services, platform services, and software services). The course will contain both worked exercises and critical reading and writing for infrastructure, platform, and software service models.
The course will teach you to set up cloud services for creating maps, cloud services for managing spatial data, and cloud services for processing spatial data. This course will challenge you to exercise the critical thinking and technical needed to evaluate and develop successful cloud GIS projects. Assignments focus on helping students improve their ability to write about and execute cloud GIS projects. A semester-long project involves creating a working cloud GIS project, including public presentation of results.