GEOG 585
Open Web Mapping



Take a moment and look back at how far you've come. In this course, you've learned what free and open source software (FOSS) is and how it fits into the practice of web mapping. You've also learned how to take raw GIS data, process it, assemble it into beautiful maps, expose it as web services, and present it as a finished product in an interactive web map.

As a demonstration of these skills, you are expected to submit a term project that exposes some theme of interest to you as a web map. You have already started creating the pieces of this project in some of your weekly lesson assignments, and a portion of this final week of the course is reserved for you to solely focus on completing the project.

After the projects are submitted, we will have a "mini-conference" where you'll get the chance to browse other students' work and review it. This may provide ideas and feedback for your future web mapping projects.


  • By the end of Sunday (three days before the course end date), submit your term project video as described on the term project submission page.
  • Between Monday and Wednesday (during the last four days of the course), review at least two videos.
  • By the end of Wednesday (the course end date), post your term project writeup to the drop box on Canvas.
  • By the end of Wednesday (the course end date), complete the Student Rating of Teacher Effectiveness survey on Canvas