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Introduction to Web GIS

Map of Devastating 2003 Heat Wave in the Netherlands Observed from MODIS Satellite. Mehdi Aminipouri (PhD Candidate in Geography at SFU)

Designed for researchers who are new to Geographic Information Systems (GIS), this 2-hour workshop will introduce the basics of web-mapping technology using Google Maps and Google Fusion Tables.

Web GIS enables users to create rich, interactive maps and provides insight via the spatial representation of data.

Topics will include:

  • finding coordinates
  • adding GIS layers
  • working with Google Maps
  • understanding map mashups, and
  • analyzing your map

The workshop assumes attendees have no previous experience with GIS.


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