Nice step by step tutorial how to create an Open Source Web Map

Ever wanted to create an open source web map but not sure where to start? The short tutorial ‘Blueprint for Creating an Open Source Web Map‘ by Michelle Ballinger might be just what you are looking for. This tutorial “takes the user through the steps of creating new data, modifying existing data to the map’s specifications, creating style layer descriptors, writing basic HTML, and posting to the Internet”. These steps are done in respectively QGIS, UDig, any text editor and GeoServer.

The tutorial is concise and clearly written, making it easy to follow the various steps. It is certainly not the only possible approach, but if you are, like me, new to open source web map creation, this is a great starting point.

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2 thoughts on “Nice step by step tutorial how to create an Open Source Web Map”

  1. kindly email me the doc as it seems not to be in the link you’ve provided. if not possible, kindly send me an alternative link where I can find it. Thanks.

    1. This link does not to be valid anymore. Unfortunately I don’t have an alternative link. If you do find one, please post here as a comment

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