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Introduction to Webmapping Training

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Web maps are online maps created with GIS applications that provide a way to work and interact with geographic content organized as layers. They are shared across your organization and beyond on the web and across smartphones and tablets. Each map contains a reference base map along with a set of additional data layers, plus tools that work on these layers. The tools can do simple things, such as open a pop-up window when you click on the map, or more complex things, such as performing spatial analysis.

Geographical Information System (GIS) is widely used as a valuable tool for management, analysis and presentation of various and great volumes of data, as well as different local planning activities.

Learning this course will enable participants:

  1. Understanding Spatial Data Visualization: Web mapping enables you to visualize spatial data in an interactive and visually appealing manner. By studying web mapping, you can learn how to create dynamic maps that effectively communicate spatial patterns, relationships, and trends.
  2. Enhancing Decision-Making and Analysis: Web mapping allows you to perform geospatial analysis and make informed decisions based on spatial data. By studying web mapping, you can gain the skills to analyze and interpret geospatial information, helping you make more informed choices in various fields such as urban planning, environmental management, marketing, and logistics.
  3. Sharing and Collaboration: Web mapping facilitates the sharing and collaboration of spatial data and maps. By studying web mapping, you can learn how to publish and share your maps online, enabling others to access and interact with the information. This promotes collaboration, fosters knowledge exchange, and allows stakeholders to make better-informed decisions collectively.
  4. Enhancing Data Presentation: Web mapping provides powerful tools for presenting data in an engaging and intuitive way. By studying web mapping, you can learn how to effectively present spatial data through interactive maps, charts, and visualizations. This skill is valuable for conveying complex information in a visually appealing manner.
  5. Exploring Career Opportunities: Proficiency in web mapping opens up various career opportunities. Many industries, including urban planning, environmental sciences, logistics, marketing, and disaster management, rely on web mapping professionals to analyze spatial data and create interactive maps. Studying web mapping can enhance your job prospects and provide you with a competitive edge in these fields.
  6. Keeping Up with Technological Advancements: Web mapping technologies are constantly evolving, with new tools, APIs, and frameworks emerging regularly. By studying web mapping, you can stay updated with the latest advancements in the field and adapt to new technologies, ensuring you remain competent and relevant in the ever-changing world of geospatial data analysis and visualization.

Important Dates
Classroom Training Calendar 2023

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Sept 11, 2023Sept 15, 2023Sept 7, 2023USD 980Register
Oct 30, 2023Nov 3, 2023Oct 26, 2023USD 980Register
Dec 18, 2023Dec 22, 2023Dec 14, 2023USD 980Register

Important Dates
Online Training Calendar 2023

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May 22, 2023May 26, 2023May 18, 2023USD 350/ KES 30000Register
July 10, 2023July 14, 2023July 6, 2023USD 350/ KES 30000Register
Aug 28, 2023Sept 1, 2023Aug 24, 2023USD 350/ KES 30000Register
Oct 16, 2023Oct 20, 2023Oct 12, 2023USD 350/ KES 30000Register
Dec 4, 2023Dec 8, 2023Dec 1, 2023USD 350/ KES 30000Register

Course Content Overview

Module 1: Introduction to Web Mapping

  • Overview of web mapping technologies and applications
  • Components of a web mapping system
  • Introduction to web mapping platforms and frameworks

Module 2: Spatial Data for Web Mapping

  • Types of spatial data formats (vector and raster)
  • Data acquisition and preparation for web mapping
  • Georeferencing and coordinate systems

Module 3: Creating Interactive Maps

  • Building a basic web map with markers, polygons, and lines
  • Customizing map appearance and styles
  • Implementing user interactions (zooming, panning, etc.)

Module 4: Overlaying Data Layers and Geospatial Analysis

  • Adding various types of data layers (e.g., shapefiles, GeoJSON)
  • Working with different map projections and coordinate systems
  • Performing spatial queries and basic geospatial analysis

Module 5: Web Map Services and Deployment

  • Consuming and displaying web map services in web applications
  • Introduction to geocoding and routing services
  • Publishing and sharing web maps
  • Installing Plugins for webmapping.
  • Working with spatialite layers.
  • Working with Geopackages and digitizing. Creation of different data types for webmapping.
  • Overview of OGC Web Services(OWS); WebMap Service(WMS),Web Feature Service(WFS), Web Coverage service(WCS)
  • Webservers, Geoserver and Map servers
  • Setting up API and inputing layers.
  • Map viewer.
  • Geonodes and Geo network Opensource.
  • OpenGIS Web Processing services(WPS)
  • Publishing Webmaps online.

Target Participants

Newbies, WASH specialists, M & E Experts, Public health, Program Manager, Students, Engineers, Teachers, Web mapping  Enthusiasts, web developers

Suggested Skills

Experience with Windows-based software for basic file management and browsing.


QGIS, Geo server, Map server, ArcGIS


Upon successful completion of the course all participants will be issued a certificate at no extra cost.

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