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Introduction to GeoServer and Openlayers
Date: 15.02.2017 9:00 - 16.02.2017 17:00
Location details: The event is organised at the CSC Training Facilities located in the premises of CSC at Keilaranta 14, Espoo, Finland. The best way to reach us is by public transportation; more detailed travel tips are available.
Language: english-language
lecturers: Kylli Ek (CSC)
  • 120 for-finnish-academics
  • 560 for-others
The fee covers all materials, lunches as well as morning and afternoon coffees.
The seats are filled in the registration order. You may cancel your attendance without a charge 5 business days prior the course. For cancellations after that and no-shows without a cancellation the full fee will be invoiced.
Additional Information

The aim of this course is to familiarize the students with OGC web services: WMS, WMTS, WFS, WCS and WPS. The main focus is on first three of these. We will use GeoServer for providing web services and OpenLayers and QGIS for using them.

GeoServer has a nice web user interface, so using it relativly easy and does not require programmin skills.

The course material is GeoSolutions's Geoserver Training. We will cover these topics:

  • Installing and running GeoServer
  • Adding Data to GeoServer
  • Pretty maps with GeoServer
  • Advanced Raster Data Management
  • Caching maps with GeoWebCache
  • Delivering Vector Data
  • GeoServer REST interface
  • Working with OpenLayers


  • Basics of GIS
  • Basic use of any GIS tool (QGIS, ArcGIS, MapInfo etc)
  • Earlier experience with GeoServer or OpenLayers is not needed.
  • JavaScript programming skills are helpful in OpenLayers part, but also participants without any programming skills are welcome to the course.
Tuesday 14.2.2017
8:45-9:15 Morning coffee with sandwich
9:15-10:30 Introduction to OGC services
10:30-10:45 Coffee break
10:45-12:15 Adding Data to GeoServer
12.15-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:30 Advanced Raster Data Management
14:30-14:45 Coffee break
14:45-16:00 Pretty maps with GeoServer
16:00-16:30 Q & A


Wednesday 15.2.2017

8:30-9:00 Morning coffee with sandwich
9:00-10:30 Delivering Vector Data
10:30-10:45 Coffee break
10:45-12:15 Installing and running GeoServer, GeoServer REST interface, Caching maps with GeoWebCache
12.15-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:30 Working with OpenLayers
14:30-14:45 Coffee break
14:45-16:00 Miniproject