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Explore the fascinating world of Web Cartography and learn how to produce web maps yourself. This self-study course is not actively moderated. You can view the course for free, but questions will not be answered and there is no guarantee that the content will be available or updated.

Course Details

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

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 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.To improve your learning experience, we strongly recommend that you first finish the course Introduction to Web Cartography: Part 1 before moving on to Part 2.Some additional material will be provided during the course.

What you will learn

What you'll learn

  • Better understand the functioning of JavaScript mapping libraries

  • Map data manipulation and web-friendly data formats

  • Combine powerful visualization components and a data-driven approach to DOM manipulation

  • Basics of 3D graphics

  • Building User Interfaces

Course instructors

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 natio…

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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