Nowadays, maps are ubiquitous, and for good reason. Maps allow us to convey all manner of data visually and, quite often, beautifully. Understanding how to create your own custom maps from base geospatial data is an excellent skill for both designer and developer alike. In this course, Creating Geospatial Maps with MapServer and GDAL, you'll begin by installing MapServer and GDAL quickly and easily. You'll then create your first map using freely available data and learn how to apply custom styles to make the map your own. Next, you'll move on to more advanced concepts such as creating maps programmatically using MapScript, inspecting and modifying data using the GDAL suite, and querying data. When you've finished with this course you'll have your own WMS and WFS standards compliant server ready to go and start sharing your own amazing maps with others across the web.