Enrol in the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) of i.DAI.tutorials and learn about “Open Source Web GIS Basic” in archaeology and cultural heritage studies in your own time and free of charge in English or Arabic.
Web mapping, as the combination of web and GIS (Geographic Information Systems), is a new and promising field. It has unlocked the power of GIS, and combines online maps and geospatial data. It has immense applicability to Cultural Heritage fields. If you have a previous knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and would like to focus on Web GIS basics to distribute and collect data using the internet, this course if for you.
The course will provide you with a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of Web GIS, including the basic concepts, principles and related fields. It aims at learning the basic technologies used in web programming and how they interact to form a web application. You will gain basic knowledge and enough understanding of these technologies to be able to create a web-mapping application. Moreover, you will be introduced to the principles of building an archaeological Web GIS project, with focus on the combination of PostGIS/PostgreSQL and MapServer. In conclusion, you will be guided to the use of DAI’s open platform for sharing geospatial data and maps based on GeoNode.
To participate create an account on the iDAI.tutorials Website. The courses are designed as autodidactic learning experiences and provide texts and videos. You can track your progress and start the course whenever and wherever you want. The website offers several other courses for cultural heritage experts and young professionals.
The platform iDAI.tutorials of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) offers online courses and resources for Cultural Heritage professionals. All courses are free of charge and available in English and Arabic. The courses aim at empowering individuals working in the field of archaeology, cultural heritage and museum management. In addition, the platform offers the first Arabic translations of international standards and guidelines on digitisation (such as OAIS, Dublin Core, etc).
Courses and resources are being continuously developed and added by the various initiatives of the project “Stunde Null/ Hour Zero” and “KulturGutRetter” with the support of the Archaeological Heritage Network.
The platform was initially developed in the framework of the Funds-in-Trust agreement “Capacity Building, Technical and Media Support” between UNESCO and the German Archaeological Institute.
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