Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
John A. Dutton e-Education Institute

Learn about Cloud and Server GIS

What You'll Learn in GEOG 865

You’ll learn the underlying concepts of cloud and server technologies and develop hands-on experience consuming map services, publishing spatial content, and deploying your own GIS server installations.

Technologies You'll Use

Students who take Cloud and Server GIS will use:

View the Syllabus

What’s the best way to determine if this class is for you? Check out the syllabus! This page shows all materials, how you’ll be graded, and lists assignments and a timeline for the class.

Degree & Certificate Programs

This class is part of Penn State's award winning Online Geospatial Education portfolio of programs, which includes the Master of GIS degree and certificates in GIS, GEOINT, and Remote Sensing. All of these programs are taught online and designed around the needs of working professionals.

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What Our Students Say

"Many people reference the cloud, but few grasp the correct vocabulary to articulate the different types of cloud services that would most benefit their personal, business, or professional goals. Geog 865 was one of the most helpful and practical classes to better understand cloud technologies and trends for GIS-specific applications, from storage to app design. After taking this class, I'm better prepared to engage IT professionals in my organization to explore new and innovative ways of utilizing cloud services."

- Brookelynn Constant

"Geog 865 covers core knowledge features of the ArcGIS suite, and … the fundamentals of AWS and how it can be used within the ArcGIS environment. The material covered in Geog 865 is fundamental in any GIS user's skill set."

- Harold Krivell

Meet the Faculty

Ryan Baxter

Online Geospatial Education Programs

This course is part of Penn State’s Online Geospatial Education portfolio of programs. For more information on our award-winning courses, certificates, and degree options, click below.