- Instructor: Ryan Baxter
- Course Structure: Online, 10-12 hours a week for 10 weeks
- Course Authors: Sterling Quinn, Ryan Baxter, and James O'Brien
Theory and practice of cloud and server geographic information systems (GIS).
Is your understanding of Cloud GIS a bit hazy? Does thinking about it leave you in a fog? We've designed GEOG 865, Cloud and Server GIS, to help you understand how all of the various pieces of architecture fit together. 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 exercises and critical reading and writing for infrastructure, platform, and software service models.
It will also 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 skills 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 a public presentation of results.
Geography 865 is an elective course in the Penn State online geospatial education programs.
Learn more about GEOG 865, Welcome to Cloud and Server GIS (1 min 51 sec)
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