Learn to make maps and analyze geographic patterns using the latest tools
The Geospatial Revolution has generated new forms of interactive maps and location-aware devices, making it possible for everyone to leverage spatial information.
This course combines core concepts in cartography, geographic information systems, and spatial thinking.
What will you achieve?
- Practice thinking spatially to solve geographic problems in environmental, social, and technical domains
- Understand how spatial data is created
- Apply spatial analysis techniques
- Create interactive web maps
What topics will you cover?
- Discover the Geospatial Revolution and its impact on the rapidly evolving science of Geography.
- Explore what it means to think spatially and consider the impacts of scale and time.
- Examine the key elements of spatial datasets.
- Learn how Geographers solve problems using spatial analysis techniques.
- Explore the key elements of effective cartographic design.
Who is the course for?
This course is aimed at novices who have an interest in map making and spatial analysis, but have no prior experience working with spatial data and/or web map technology.
Anyone who is able to find and join this course will be qualified to engage with the material – it is an entry-level experience about making maps and learning about GIS.
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