Boundless not only develops the best open source geospatial software, we also teach you how to use it. No matter your skill level, we have courses to suit your professional development needs.

Courses

GeoServer Spatial Services Administration (GSSA) I

GSSA I is an extensive four day introduction to the GeoServer application. The course modules focus on the use of GeoServer from the getting started with mapping through to data management, administration and production deployments. By the end of the course, students will be able to deploy a production instance of GeoServer and publish data from various sources using standard protocols.

Classes

Introductory Classes

  • Introduction to OpenGeo Suite

    Learn about and use all the components of  OpenGeo Suite, including PostGIS, GeoServer, GeoWebCache, OpenLayers, and GeoExt. Topics include setting up your own mapping server, loading and publishing data, styling maps, building simple map applications, and integrating with other tools.

  • Introduction to PostGIS

    Learn how to load and manage data with PostGIS, the spatial extension to the PostgreSQL database. Topics include basic SQL syntax, indexing, joins, transforms, validation, and performance tuning. Familiarity with basic GIS concepts and using the command line is suggested.

  • Introduction to GeoServer

    Learn how to serve geospatial data on the web with GeoServer, the Java-based mapping server. Topics include data loading, basic styling, OGC standards, web interface, and map viewing with OpenLayers and Google Earth. Familiarity with basic GIS concepts is suggested.

  • Introduction to OpenLayers

    Learn how to create browser-based map applications and display data from a variety of sources with OpenLayers, a JavaScript-based client mapping library. Basic JavaScript syntax will be covered. Topics include basic map creation, working with raster and vector layers, adding map controls, interactivity, and integration with other frameworks. Familiarity with basic GIS concepts and using the command line is suggested.

  • Integration with OpenGeo Suite

    Learn how open source tools, specifically OpenGeo Suite, provide the flexibility to act as a stand alone web mapping platform or side-by-side other systems.

Advanced Classes

  • Advanced PostGIS Training

    Explore the newest features in PostGIS 2.0.
    Prerequisites:  Introduction to PostGIS; Working knowledge of GIS concepts and comfort with the command line is suggested.

  • Advanced GeoServer Management

    Learn how to get more out of GeoServer. This training will teach you how to use a number of advanced features including using the REST API, data filtering with CQL, time and elevation in WMS, spatial processing with WPS, and on the fly rendering transformations for advanced visualization.
    Prerequisites: Introduction to PostGIS, Introduction to GeoServer

  • GeoServer in Production

    Learn how to set up and optimize GeoServer for production environments.
    Prerequisites: Introduction to PostGIS, Introduction to GeoServer

  • Deep Data Configuration  – Raster

    Improve the performance of GeoServer by configuring the GeoServer instance and correctly preparing the data to be served. This training covers general concepts  about raster (vector) datasets,that can also be applied to other aplications such as different servers or  desktop applications.
    Prerequisites: Introduction to PostGIS, Introduction to GeoServer; Working knowledge of GIS concepts and comfort with the command line and GDAL is suggested.

  • Deep Data Configuration – Vector

    Improve the performance of GeoServer by configuring the GeoServer instance and correctly preparing the data to be served. This training covers general concepts  about vector) datasets that can also be applied to other aplications such as different servers or desktop applications.
    Prerequisites: Introduction to PostGIS, Introduction to GeoServer; Working knowledge of GIS concepts and comfort with the command line and OCR is suggested.

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We are also in the process of developing more comprehensive OpenLayers, PostGIS, and GeoServer courses.

If you are interested in any of these trainings, please reach out to our Sales team for more information.