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Introduction to Web Mapping

1st Edition

By Michael Dorman

Chapman and Hall/CRC

384 pages | 135 Color Illus.

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Description

A web map is an interactive display of geographic information, in the form of a web page, that you can use to tell stories and answer questions. Web maps have numerous advantages over traditional mapping techniques, such as the ability to display up-to-date or even real-time information, easy distribution to end users, and highly customized interactive content. Introduction to Web Mapping teaches you how to develop online interactive web maps and web mapping applications, using standard web technologies: HTML, CSS and JavaScript. The core technologies are introduced in Chapters 1-5, focusing on the specific aspects which are most relevant to web mapping. Chapters 6-13 then implement the material and demonstrate key concepts for building and publishing interactive web maps.

Table of Contents

List of Tables. List of Figures. Preface. Introduction to Web Technologies. Web Mapping with Leaflet. Databases. Advanced topics. Appendices.

About the Author

Michael Dorman is a programmer (since 2016) and lecturer (since 2013) at the Department of Geography and Environmental Development, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He is working with researchers and students of the Department in developing computational workflows such as data processing, spatial analysis, geostatistics, development of web applications and web maps, etc., mostly through programming in R, JavaScript and Python. In 2018, he developed and taught a course named Intruduction to JavaScript for Web Mapping, introducing web technologies and web mapping to undergraduate Geography students specializing in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The course materials served as a foundation for this book. Michael holds a Ph.D. in Geography and a M.Sc. in Life Sciences from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and a B.Sc. in Plant Sciences in Agriculture from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He previously published the book Learning R for Geospatial Analysis (Packt Publishing, 2014) and authored or coauthored 24 papers in the scientific literature.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MAT029000
MATHEMATICS / Probability & Statistics / General
SCI019000
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / General
SCI030000
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
TEC036000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems