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UCLA Extension’s specialization in Web mapping provides an introduction to the technologies and techniques that support the growing field of interactive Web-based cartography.  In recent years Web mapping has emerged as a core methodology within data journalism, and more cartographers than ever before are turning to interactive Web maps to communicate with their audiences.  The overarching objective of this specialization is to introduce students to the theory and concepts underlying this rapidly growing field and provide students with hands-on training in Web map design, development, and programming.  Students learn to develop sophisticated interactive Web maps and applications both by using existing Web mapping platforms and also by coding custom Web maps integrating HTML, CSS, the JavaScript programming language, and Web mapping code libraries including Leaflet and Mapbox GL.  Upon completion of this specialization, students will (1) understand fundamental concepts associated with Web mapping and Web technology, (2) know how to use industry-standard Web map development platforms to quickly build professional-quality interactive maps, and (3) possess essential knowledge related to Web map programming that can serve as a foundation for additional study..

Admission Requirements: Recommended prerequisites: Students from countries in which English is not an official language are required to submit one of the following test scores (scoring above the minimum scores) to demonstrate English proficiency: TOEFL: 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), 79 (internet-based)

Dale Steinbacher
(310) 825-1833

Estimated Cost
Application & Candidacy Fee: $50.00*
Program Tuition: $3,000.00
Estimated Total Cost: $3,050.00

Costs are approximate and subject to change without notice. Estimates are based on the candidacy fee, course fees, and estimated textbook fees, but do not include additional expenses such as parking.

*This program is open admission. The Application & Candidacy fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and allows you to access a variety of program benefits.

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Specialization in Web Mapping