Geo-web services for climate and meteorological services
Workshop, 3 September 2017, Dublin

Lecturer: Milan Kilibarda, University of Belgrade, Department of Geodesy and Geoinformatics

WebGIS is a quickly developing and changing science. The workshop will provide an introduction to concepts of geo-web services, and methods and techniques for forecasters, meteorologists, climatologists…
A short review of state-of-the-art open-source WebGIS software solutions and services will be provided, followed by short exercises based on these solutions and services. For the first part of the exercises, QGIS software will be used; in the second we will attempt to build a small client in OpenLayers 3; this requires very basic understanding of HTML, JavaScript, and CSS.
Server-side services would be used from the existing web examples.

The final programme will be tailored to the experience (and interest) of registered participants.

09:30 Welcome
09:30 – 11:00 Concepts of WebGIS, OGC services, Open Web Mapping.
Review of state-of-the-art open-source Web-GIS software solutions (Geoserver, Geonetwork, Rasdaman, IstSOS, OpenLayers 3, Leafleat, CesiumJS)
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 12:30 Demonstrations of server-side software (Geoserver, Geonetwork, Rasdaman) and examples of using WMS, WFS, and WCS on the client side (exercise). Example of how to create Map Mashup in QGIS (exercise). A meteorological/climatological example will be used.
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Exercise: example how to deploy a simple web mapping application using OpenLayers 3
15:00 Questions and answers: discussion session – perspectives and applications
Target group: Anyone interested in the basic concepts of webGIS tools and services. Beginners as well as those with some first experience with WebGIS services are invited to participate in the workshop. A very basic understanding of HTML, JavaScript, and CSS is required.
Min. number of participants: 12
Max. number of participants: 30


The registration deadline is 7 July 2017. Registration fees include catering (coffee breaks and lunch) and a copy of the course manual (pdf). Participation is by pre-registration only.

Participants need to bring their own laptop, with the pre-installed latest QGIS application and qgis2web plug-in. Those wanting assistance on the installation are invited to appear at the workshop room at 9:00 and the lecturer will be happy to give advice.

Participation is by pre-registration only. The workshop may be cancelled in the case of low registration numbers.

Participants wishing to register for the workshop will be asked to summarize their experiences with WebGIS tools (if any) and any specific areas/levels of interest or needs. The final programme would then be tailored to the selected/registered participants' knowledge and needs.

Registration deadline: 7 July 2017
Registration fee: Early bird registration (deadline 15 June 2017): 110
Standard registration (deadline 7 July 2017): 145