And Geoinformatics

Geoinformatics Lecture Notes

  • Welcome to the second annual class on Geoinformatics! (formerly web mapping, possibly changing to Spatial Informatics, maybe going online! )
  • Grading
  • What is Geoinformatics?
  • What are Markup Languages?
  • What is the Semantic Web, or Web 3.0?
  • Open Standards, why they matter
  • Using the popular OGS standards
  • WFS is not for real-time, it is for transfer, according to OGC
  • WMS is for real-time portrayal and discovery
  • KML
  • Anatomy of geospatial data storage
  • shapefile
  • raster, including worldfile
  • geodatabases: PostGIS, SQLite, ArcGIS
  • Web Catalog Services
  • Final Project
  • Ontologies
  • collection of information about things
  • kind of like "doing math with stuff"
  • Types, Properties, and Relationship types
  • Properties
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