Course Description

This course will examine Web 2.0 technologies including Google Maps, Virtual Earth, the concept of 'Mash ups', crowd sourcing, cloud computing, resource oriented architectures, all in the context of digital web mapping and online GIS analysis with respect to the neogeography movement (non-expert users). Online mapping technology will be combined with online information sources to create new ways of effectively delivering geospatial analysis. Attention will be given to developing cartographically appealing and appropriate high impact websites while optimizing usability and performance.


This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.

Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.


Prerequisites: (CODG 100 or CODG 101) and (CODG 110 or CODG 102)

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