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Explore the fascinating world of Web Cartography and learn how to produce web maps yourself.

Course Details

Language English
Duration 6 week
Effort 2-4 hours/week
Description

This course is no longer actively supervised. The content of the course is freely accessible to you, but there is no guarantee of its correctness or availability. Please be aware that the course cannot be completed with a certificate.
Want to produce cartographic visualizations to better communicate the results of your project or research? Or you are just interested in using modern web technologies for cartographic purposes? Then, this is the course for you!Introduction to Web Cartography: Part 1 - is a cartographic MOOC dealing with the use of state-of-the-art web technologies in order to successfully design and create interactive cartographic products. Starting with the basic understanding of the functioning of JavaScript mapping libraries to the successful design of an interactive cartographic product.No previous knowledge in cartography is required. Additional material will be provided during the course.

What you will learn

What you'll learn

  • Use and understand the functioning of JavaScript mapping libraries

  • Adding animations and interactivities to your cartographic product

  • Design and create a complete, interactive cartographic project based on modern web technologies

  • Apply the established cartographic principles

Course instructors

Prof. Lorenz Hurni

Lorenz Hurni has been Associate Professor of Cartography at the Institute of Cartography and Geoinformation of ETH Zurich since November 1996 (Full Professor since October 2003). He is managing editor-in-chief of the "Atlas of Switzerland", the Swiss nati…

ETH Zurich

Freedom and individual responsibility, entrepreneurial spirit and open-mindedness: ETH Zurich stands on a bedrock of true Swiss values. Our university for science and technology dates back to the year 1855, when the founders of modern-day Switzerland crea…

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