Intro to Web Programming for GIS Applications

From Mike Miller:

I just released a new course called “Introduction to Web Programming for GIS Applications” on Udemy. I would like to offer the members of SoCalGIS 50% off ($50 for 96 lectures covering 13 hours) using the following link.

The course covers the basic of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, PHP, Leaflet, and PostGIS with an emphasis on the parts important for GIS Applications. Although I use examples from Open Source software for practical reasons, Most of the material is applicable to web mapping on commercial platforms as well.

This course is intended to be the fouindation for further courses I am developing on Client side GIS applications, Server side GIS applications, and Mobile application development.

Non-profits are eligible for further discounts. Just email me at and tell me how you use GIS to make the world a better place.

Mike Miller


Graduate Certificate in Digital Mapping

Greetings from the University of Kentucky Department of Geography!

Are you interested in web mapping? Check out the online Graduate Certificate in Digital Mapping program at the University of Kentucky – we can help take your GIS career to the next level. While there are a full range of courses, we recommend experienced GIS professionals begin with MAP 672 – Programming for Web Mapping.

In addition to MAP 672, we will also be offering MAP 671 – Intro to New Mapping (focusing on a desktop GIS workflow for web production) as well as MAP 673 – Design for Interactive Web Mapping. MAP 672 introduces students to JavaScript, HTML and CSS and is perfect for those who have work experience in desktop GIS, but have not yet begun web mapping.  If this describes you, please email us so we can review your experience and consider an advanced enrollment. Continue reading

Scholarship for Community College Students in Geography

If you are a community college student in Geography that plans on transferring to California State University Northridge (or you just did), here’s a deal you should not pass up.  The Tamborro Scholarship pays all normal university fees to fulltime undergraduate geography majors who will or already have transferred to CSUN from a community college!  What a deal!

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CSULB Masters of Science in GIS

Dear GIS Community:

We are currently accepting applications to the Masters of Science in Geographic information Science (MSGISci) at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). The MSGISci is a 1-year, 30-unit MS degree program. Classes are offered on weeknights and weekends to accommodate working professionals.

Please encourage potential applicants to visit for more details. 

Review of applications begins April 1, 2017 (note the upcoming FAFSA application deadlines (; March 2nd for CA residents).

Thank you in advance.



Suzanne P. Wechsler, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Geography
California State University Long Beach (CSULB)
Director, Master of Science in Geographic Information Science (MSGISci)