The past decade has seen an explosion of new ways to understand and use location information in widely-accessible technologies. This Geospatial Revolution has created new consumer GPS tools, interactive web maps and location-aware mobile devices. These advances make it possible for everyone to use, collect, and understand spatial information.
This online course brings together core concepts in cartography, geographic information systems (GIS) and spatial thinking, and uses real-world examples, to give you the fundamental skills to engage with geography beyond the surface-level.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you will be able to:
- Explain the Geospatial Revolution and its impact on the science of geography
- Practice thinking spatially to solve geographic problems in environmental, social, and technical domains
- Understand how spatial data is created
- Apply spatial analysis techniques using interactive web maps
- Explain the key elements of effective cartographic design
- Practice the art and science of mapmaking using interactive web maps.