Introduction to OpenLayers Programming


This course, taught by John Schaeffer from Juniper GIS, is most appropriate for audiences that primarily work with utility data because it uses data applicable to utility networks, such as water systems. This course would also benefit anyone who is working with stream networks. Students will learn the fundamentals of creating and using Geometric Networks. Students will also learn how to import CAD files and use Spatial Adjustment tools to align data as part of a typical workflow. The last section will demonstrate use Trace tools for Network analysis.

This course is an add-on to our Working with Geodatabases and Linear Referencing course, but can be taken as a stand-alone course if you already have some Geodatabase experience.

This is our entry level programming course for programming the OpenLayers API.  In this course you will learn how to use this open source web mapping API to create dynamic web mapping applications that can mash up data from many sources including ESRI’s ArcGIS Server, WMS servers, Google Maps, Bing Maps, WFS services, and many others.  You’ll also learn how to add your own Vector data layers on top of these base maps sources.

Course Modules

  • Getting Started
  • OpenLayers Syntax
  • Base and Vector Layers
  • Map Controls
  • Styling

8 GISP Credit Hours

Course Formats and Pricing

Available Anytime!

Our self-paced classes are delivered through our online training platform.  You will be emailed instructions for creating a login and activating your course.  All lectures are pre-recorded so you can progress through the course at your own pace.  The same applies to the exercise.  The course does not have an expiration date.

You can also register for classes using our registration form.

Brandon Clark
Brandon ClarkAlabama Power
Knowledgeable instructor, well paced class, applicable information covered, hands-on style
Michael Philp
Michael PhilpCity of Springville, UT
"Really good course material. Very relevant subject matter." --Michael Philp (City of Springville, UT)
Matt Gubitosa
Matt GubitosaU.S. EPA
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Chris Hickin
Chris HickinNYC Fire Dept
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Pal Herman Sund
Pal Herman Sund
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Kyle Lockhart
Kyle LockhartEscambia County, FL
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Chris Pollard
Chris PollardDelaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
"Very informative and knowledgeable course. It help determine which direction I should take my further GIS and web programming skills." -- Chris Pollard (Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission)
Aleeta Zeller
Aleeta ZellerChattanooga RPA
Class was well organized, well paced and I learned a lot
Joseph Monti
Joseph Monti
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Jason Warzinik
Jason WarzinikBoone County, MO
"I have attended a number of instructor lead  training courses offered by ESRI, which are great in their own right, but the Mastering the ArcGIS Server JavaScript API course gets much more in-depth than they often do.  I really liked the recommended reading, they helped expand the terms being covered in lecture to concrete examples that could be related back to my work more directly instead of just having the lecture and exercises alone.  I learned a lot andwill recommend this and other GeoSpatial Training courses to the GIS'ers I know. Thanks for putting this course together and offering it ...