Workshops

Course Materials at Boundless

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Tutorials

The tutorials below are practical walk-throughs of actual application development examples from start to finish, demonstrating different aspects of Suite functionality and the kinds of problems the Suite can solve.

Building a GeoNames Heat Map
heatmap

This application displays a web-based dynamic heat map, based on querying a database of two million geographic names points for the United States. DEMO


Building a Census Map
censusmap

This application lets you explore over 50 variables of census data, but only uses one style and a few lines of JavaScript code for the interface. DEMO


LIDAR Analysis and Visualization
lidarmap

This tutorial walks through loading and analyzing LIDAR data, and visualizing it in 3D using KML and Google Earth.



Workshops

The following are actual course materials given at our various training classes in New York City and at conferences around the world. As our list of courses grows, we will be posting more materials here.

Introduction to OpenGeo Suite

This course will introduce attendees to the OpenGeo Suite, a complete web mapping solution. The course will include an introduction to spatial analysis with PostGIS, loading and serving data with GeoServer, map optimization with GeoWebCache, styling, composing, and publishing maps with GeoExplorer, and creating your own web map applications with OpenLayers and GeoExt. Also available as a Download.

Introduction to PostGIS

As presented at FOSS4G 2011, this workshop introduces the PostGIS spatial database. Installation, loading data, configuration, spatial SQL queries, indexing, tuning and viewing are among the topics touched on in this overview workshop. Also available as a Download.

Introduction to GeoServer

Updated for 2013. Learn to load, style, and publish maps and data using GeoServer. Also available as a Download.

Introduction to OpenLayers 2

This workshop will show how to create an embedded map, add layers, use controls, add markers and other useful topics for getting started with the OpenLayers JavaScript map component. Updated for OpenLayers 2.13. Also available as a Download.

Introduction to OpenLayers 3

This workshop will show how to create a map, add layers, use controls, edit vectors, and style vectors using the modern OpenLayers 3 JavaScript map component.

Developing OGC Compliant Web Applications with GeoExt

First presented at FOSSGIS 2011, this workshop introduces GeoExt as a web mapping frontend to OGC Web Services (OWS). Create a map application with a WMS browser, a WFS-T editor, and more. Also available as a Download. README on how to get started.

Spatial Database Tips and Tricks

How to use the power of spatial databases to make your web mapping applications more powerful. Spatial SQL queries, binding the web to the database, and web architectures.


More Workshops

Introduction to OpenGeo Suite QGIS plugin

The OpenGeo Suite QGIS plugin is used to configure the components of OpenGeo Suite through QGIS, a free, open source desktop GIS client. If you prefer using a GUI (graphic user interface) to work with geospatial data try out QGIS and our Suite-QGIS plugin!

Introduction to GeoGit

GeoGit is a Distributed Version Control System (DVCS) specially designed to handle geospatial data. It takes inspiration from the source code versioning system Git, but employs an approach best suited to the nature of the spatial data it manages. It is currently under active development.


About these materials

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More Boundless Services

OpenGeo Suite

OpenGeo Suite bundles PostGIS, GeoServer, GeoWebCache and OpenLayers into one integrated, supported, web mapping application stack. OpenGeo Suite can be integrated into existing infrastructures, deployed stand-alone, or deployed in cloud-computing environments. Boundless provides commercial Support for Suite.

Online and On-Site Training

Our interactive online courses offer high quality training options right from your desk. A one-time payment gives you access to training content, video examples, quizzes and more. These courses were created by our expert trainers to help you get the most out of your busy schedule. To get started see our course catalog.

Professional Services

Our expert technologists will work side-by-side with your team to guarantee that best practices are met at every phase of your project, helping you make the most of your investment in Boundless technologies.



Contents

Tutorials

Practical walkthroughs of app development examples using OpenGeo Suite.

Workshops

Course materials given at our various training classes in NYC and conferences around the world.

More Boundless Services

Boundless reduces the cost and time of deploying and managing open source geospatial software. Learn more about Suite, plus our Support, Developer Tools, Maintenance, Pro Services, and Training offerings.


About Boundless

Boundless provides commercial open source software for internet mapping and geospatial application development. We are dedicated to the growth and support of open source software.

License

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