WebGIS and Mapping Training Course

WebGIS and Mapping Training Course


Web GIS is a new pattern for delivering GIS capabilities on the web. Maps on the web provide a new paradigm for how people everywhere access and use geographic information. They use GIS maps on their desktops, the web, tablets, and smartphones for a sophisticated range of activities to apply advanced geographic information.

Web GIS is a transformation of GIS that brings analytics to spatial data in a way that wasn’t possible before. Previously, spatial data had to be processed, modified, and extracted to answer a predetermined set of questions. Now, the data is transformed into web maps or services that are mashed up with different layers into a web GIS, which provides the flexibility to answer any possible question. The data is ready and waiting to dynamically answer questions. It no longer needs to be processed for each individual question. Web GIS is a much more flexible and agile workflow.

Web GIS brings GIS into the hands of the people. It reduces the need to create custom applications, provides a platform for integrating GIS with other business systems, and enables cross-organizational collaboration. Web GIS allows organizations to properly manage all their geographic knowledge. At the heart of web GIS is a mapcentric content management system.


Module 1

Introduction to key concepts in Web mapping

  • Introductions to principles and concepts of  GIS and web mapping
  • Understanding OGC web mapping Standards
  • Web GIS development cycle
  • Evolution and types of web mapping Technology
  • System architecture for web mapping
  • Understanding Free and Open Source Software and its use in web mapping
  • Exploring QGIS as an open source software
  • Find and share web maps on CartoDB

Module 2

Web Mapping Technologies

  • Understanding spatial databases
  • Tiled web map
  • WMS service
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Java script
  • Write a page using HTML and CSS

Module 3

Designing web services and web maps using free open source software

  • System architecture for web mapping
  • Elements of a web map
  • Analytic web maps
  •  Animated and real time
  •  Collaborative web maps
  •  Static web maps

Module 4

Reading Data from various Data source

  • Converting shapefiles to XML
  • Reading Points from an XML file
  • Adding Side bars
  • KML
  • Using Fusion Table as Data source
  • Geocoding and reverse geocoding
  • Reading shapefiles using JavaScript libraries
  • Mapping your own data

 Module 5

Processing spatial data with Free Open Source Software

  • Understanding data formats for use in web mapping
  • Processing spatial data with Free Open source Software
  • geo-processing and projecting vector data with QGIS and OGR
  • Processing raster data set with QGIS and GDAL

Module 6

Drawing and querying maps on the server using Web Map Service

  • Dynamically drawn map services
  • Introduction to basics of Open specifications for web map services and WMS specification
  • Basic and advanced styling  and symbolization with a WMS

Module 7

Building tiled maps with Free Open Source Software

  • Introduction to Concepts of tiled maps
  • Making the decision to build and maintain tiles
  • Strategies for creating and serving map tiles
  • Creating tiles with GeoServer using GeoWebCache
  • Creating tiles with Mapnik using Tile Mill

Module 8

Putting layers together with a web mapping API

  • Introduction to web mapping API
  • Programming patterns with web mapping APIs
  • Examining OpenLayers examples
  • Overlaying a WMS on a tiled map with OpenLayers

Google Maps API

  • Introduction to google maps
  • Creating Custom Web maps without programming
  • Orientation to Google maps API
  • Building Google maps/ customization
  • Adding Makers to Google maps

Module 9

Web based data editing

  • drawing vector layers on the client side
  • Working with vector KML
  • Working with GeoJSON
  • Symbolizing vector layers in OpenLayers
  • Adding interactive GeoJSON layers in OpenLayers
  • GIS analysis on the web
  • OpenStreetMap and its application in open data
  • Downloading source data from OpenStreetMap

Module 10

Publishing maps using open source software (GeoServer)

  • Overview GeoServer
  • Installing and configuring GeoServer
  • Setting up GeoServer
  • The GeoServer Interface
  • Publishing maps in GeoServer
  • Data querying in GeoServer



The instructor led trainings are delivered using a combined learning approach and comprises of presentations, practical sessions and  online tutorials. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with Profound Research Services (PRC) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).


The training will be held at PRC Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for travel expenses, visa application(where applicable), insurance among other personal expenses.


Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our PRC Training Centre or at a convenient location.

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Payment should be transferred to PRC account through bank on or before C.O.B. 10th May 2021.

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Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.


Event Properties

Event Date 05-17-2021 8:00 am
Event End Date 05-28-2021 1:00 pm
Cut off date 05-10-2021
Individual Price KSH 140,000.00
Location Mombasa
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