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Start   >  Master's & postgraduate courses  >  Education  >  Lifelong learning course in Maps and Open Data: programming, organisation and analysis of Geodata
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    This programme is part of the Employment Help grants programme
This lifelong learning course is also part of the training track for the master's degree in Geographical Information Systems.


17th Edition
13 ECTS (89 teaching hours)
Blended learning
Language of instruction
€1,500  €1,350 (10% discount if you enrol before 31th July)
Notes payment of enrolment fee and 0,7% campaign
Registration open until the beginning of the course or until end of vacancies.
Start date
Classes start: 02/12/2020
Classes end: 10/02/2021
Programme ends : 17/02/2021
Monday: 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Wednesday: 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Taught at
Tech Talent Center
C/ de Badajoz, 73-77
Why this programme?
The expansion of geoinformation over the Internet provides users with many opportunities to access and exploit it in order to create new applications in the field of geolocation.

This information is accessible both via standards adopted by the GIS industry and via documented web programming Application Programming Interface (API).

A command of web programming languages, standard protocols for accessing geoinformation and the basic concepts of geolocation is therefore required.

The visualization and treatment of the data is another basic point in clearly presenting data. It is necessary to know the formats, visualization techniques and processing of geometries and geodata in web applications.

  • To obtain knowledge of the tools, format and technologies for processing and accessing geoinformation via the web.
  • To publish geographic data on the web.
  • To obtain knowledge of the standards and protocols for accessing geoinformation.
  • To apply basic knowledge of web programming language.
  • To configure map servers.
  • To create mobile web applications for web data visualisation.
Who is it for?
In theory, any professional wishing to work with data with a geospatial component is qualified to take the master's degree, and as such its students can come very diverse and numerous fields.
  • Graduates from social sciences degree courses fields such as economics, geography, politics, journalism, social sciences, archaeology, etc.
  • Graduates from scientific and technological degree courses such as physical and environmental sciences, biology, geology, topography, geodesy, etc.
  • Architects and technical engineers.
  • Civil engineers and public works technical engineers.
  • Industrial engineers from various specialist fields.
  • Telecommunications and computer engineers and their technical specialist fields.
  • Professionals specialising in cooperation and development.
  • Professionals in the health, agriculture, tourism, business, etc. sectors.
  • Specialist in regional management and administration in the public or private sector.
  • Business managers, strategy managers and entrepreneurs wishing to explore new business opportunities in this field.

Training Content

List of subjects
5 ECTS 35h
Introduction to GIS Programming in the WEB Environment
  • General concepts for programming and databases.
  • Hello World! Your first web page: HTML and CSS language.
  • Variables and constraints: basic operations in JavaScript.
  • Loops and Arrays: how to cover elements.
  • How to insert a Google Maps object.
  • Semantic HTML: what each element means. Searches by address or position. Hello jQuery.
  • Advanced CSS: generalisation of elements. Markers and maps.
  • How are external elements integrated?
8 ECTS 54h
Maps and Open Data: WEB-GIS Programming
  • Introduction to geoservices: tools and concepts for creating and consuming geoservices.
    • Map servers.
    • The Pseudo-Mercator reference system.
    • Data pyramids.
    • Vector tiles.
  • Introduction to Leaflet and Cesium 3D JS.
    • APIO reference and practical examples.
    • Leaflet basic map.
    • Leaflet Plugins.
    • Cesium basic map.
  • GitHub and Medium platforms.
    • Code and content planning.
    • GitHub Pages: publishing maps on GitHub.
    • Medium - how to raise the profile and increase the visibility of your maps.
  • Custom maps with MapBox Studio and Maputnik.
    • Potential of vector tiles.
    • Vector styles.
    • My personalised global base.
  • Maps with MapBox GL JS (Y).
    • Example of a basic map.
    • Example of a map with custom styles.
    • Example of a data-driven map with thousands of points.
  • Maps with MapBox GL JS (II).
    • Example of a map with advanced expressions.
    • Example of a 2.5 D map.
    • MapBox plug-ins.
  • Algorithms for predicting Javascript phenomena.
    • Machine Learning and maps.
    • Discrete meshes and linear regression.
    • Predicting accidents.
  • Kepler GL.
    • Visualisation of striking maps.
    • Three-variable maps.
    • Hexabin meshes.
  • Cordova/Phonegap.
    • What is Cordova? What is the difference between Cordova and Phonegap?
    • Creation and management of an application with Cordova.
    • Modular programming with RequireJS.
  • Introduction to MVC architecture (Model/View/Controller).
    • MVC - how to structure applications to facilitate their maintenance and extensibility.
    • Working with events. Synchronisation between views and data models.
The UPC School reserves the right to modify the contents of the programme, which may vary in order to better accommodate the course objectives.
Lifelong learning diploma issued by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Issued pursuant to art. 34.1 of Organic Law 4/2007 of 12 April, amending Organic Law 6/2001 of 21 December, concerning Universities. To obtain this degree it is necessary to have an official. Otherwise, the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya will only award them a a certificate of completion.
Range of modules
This lifelong learning course is part of the training track for the master's degree in Geographical Information Systems .
The master's degree programme is organized into the following modules. If you don't wish to take the entire master's degree you can sign on one or several modules.
Master's degree:
relation Postgraduate courses:
relation Lifelong learning courses:

Learning methodology

The teaching methodology of the programme facilitates the student's learning and the achievement of the necessary competences.

Learning tools
Participatory lectures
A presentation of the conceptual foundations of the content to be taught, promoting interaction with the students to guide them in their learning of the different contents and the development of the established competences.
Solving exercises
Solutions are worked on by practising routines, applying formulas and algorithms, and procedures are followed for transforming the available information and interpreting the results.
Assessment criteria
At least 80% attendance of teaching hours is required.
Work out projects
Studies on a specific topic, by individuals or groups, in which the quality and depth of the work is assessed, among other factors.
Work placements & employment service
Students can access job offers in their field of specialisation on the My_Tech_Space virtual campus. Applications made from this site will be treated confidentially. Hundreds of offers of the UPC School of Professional & Executive Development employment service appear annually. The offers range from formal contracts to work placement agreements.
Virtual campus
The students on this lifelong learning course will have access to the My_ Tech_Space virtual campus - an effective platform for work and communication between the course's students, lecturers, directors and coordinators. My_Tech_Space provides the documentation for each training session before it starts, and enables students to work as a team, consult lecturers, check notes, etc.

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