This course will equip you with all the information and systems you need to understand Geographical information and how to use it and understand it. Read more Read less

Geographical information is now becoming increasingly more present in our daily life. This poses new challenges to its efficient and timely delivery to potential end users who do not necessarily have the required skills to access or operate a GIS software package. The internet offers a powerful medium for real-time delivery of geographical information and location-based services.

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • Duration5 days
  • LocationCranfield Campus
  • Cost £1,400 - Standard (20% discount for Cranfield alumni, 10% discount for colleagues of alumni) £1,340 - Professional/trade association discount £1,280 - Multiple bookings* * Minimum of 5 delegates.

What you will learn

On successful completion of this short course you will have:

  • Familiarity with current internet technologies and their applications relevant to geographical data dissemination
  • Basic level of proficiency in HTML and XML
  • Experience with JavaScript and use of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
  • Knowledge of emergent Internet GIS standards
  • Website developed and published
  • Internet mapping web site developed using state of the art Internet mapping technologies (ESRI ArcGIS Server)
  • Gained an appreciation of a real-world internet mapping project, briefing and solution (examples and case studies).

Core content

  • Introduction to spatial data and the internet
  • Principles of web site development
  • Introduction to HTML
  • Review of Internet mapping technologies and solutions: Google Maps/Earth API; Bing API; Open Layers API; ArcGIS Server APIs
  • Introduction to XML/XSLT
  • Proprietary and Open-source toolkits
  • Case study applications of internet mapping: local authorities, location based services, ‘g-business’.

Upgrade to a professional qualification

Cranfield credits are available for this short course which you can put towards selected Cranfield degrees. Find out more about short course credit points.

Accommodation options and prices

Accommodation is available at Mitchell Hall which is located on campus. All rooms are en-suite and bookings are on a half-board basis from Sunday to Friday. If you would like to book accommodation for this short course at Mitchell Hall, please indicate this on the registration form and we will arrange this for you.

Alternatively, you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel.

Location and travel

Cranfield University is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire. The University is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.

London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world.

For further location and travel details

Location address

Cranfield University
College Road 
Cranfield 
Bedford
MK43 0AL

Read our Professional development (CPD) booking conditions.