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Learn how advances in geospatial technology and analytical methods have changed how we do everything, and discover how to make maps and analyze geographic patterns using the latest tools. The past decade has seen an explosion of new mechanisms for understanding and using location information in widely-accessible technologies. This Geospatial Revolution has resulted in the development of consumer GPS tools, interactive web maps, and location-aware mobile devices. These radical advances are making it possible for people from all walks of life to use, collect, and understand spatial information like never before. This course brings together core concepts in cartography, geographic information systems, and spatial thinking with real-world examples to provide the fundamentals necessary to engage with Geography beyond the surface-level. We will explore what makes spatial information special, how spatial data is created, how spatial analysis is conducted, and how to design maps so that they’re effective at telling the stories we wish to share. To gain experience using this knowledge, we will work with the latest mapping and analysis software to explore geographic problems....
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Calendar

Prazos flexíveis

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Beginner Level

Nível iniciante

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Approx. 14 hours to complete

Sugerido: 6-8 hours / week...
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English

Legendas: English, Greek...

Habilidades que você terá

MapGeographic Information System (GIS)CartographyMap Projection
Globe

cursos 100% online

Comece imediatamente e aprenda em seu próprio cronograma.
Calendar

Prazos flexíveis

Redefinir os prazos de acordo com sua programação.
Beginner Level

Nível iniciante

Clock

Approx. 14 hours to complete

Sugerido: 6-8 hours / week...
Comment Dots

English

Legendas: English, Greek...

Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

Week
1
Clock
12 minutos para concluir

Getting Started

Watch a short video to learn how this class works (it's a bit different than other MOOCs) and help make a map with your classmates....
Reading
1 vídeo (Total de 2 min), 1 leitura
Video1 vídeos
Reading1 leituras
Let's Make A Map10min
Clock
4 horas para concluir

The Changing Nature of Place

Discover the Geospatial Revolution and its impact on the rapidly evolving science of Geography....
Reading
2 vídeos (Total de 16 min), 5 leituras, 1 teste
Video2 videos
Lesson 1 - Lecture 210min
Reading5 leituras
The Geospatial Revolution10min
The Changing Nature of Place10min
What Is Geography?10min
Geospatial Revolution Video10min
Lesson 1 Mapping Activity30min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Lesson 1 Quiz34min
Week
2
Clock
4 horas para concluir

Spatial is Special

Explore what it means to think spatially and consider the impacts of scale and time....
Reading
2 vídeos (Total de 14 min), 6 leituras, 1 teste
Video2 videos
Lesson 2 - Lecture 27min
Reading6 leituras
Spatial is Special10min
Thinking like a Geographer10min
Spatial Relationships10min
Scale and Time10min
Geospatial Revolution Video20min
Lesson 2 Mapping Activity30min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Lesson 2 Quiz30min
Week
3
Clock
4 horas para concluir

Understanding Spatial Data

Examine the key elements of spatial datasets....
Reading
2 vídeos (Total de 12 min), 6 leituras, 1 teste
Video2 videos
Lesson 3 - Lecture 25min
Reading6 leituras
Spatial Data10min
The Earth from Above10min
Who Makes Spatial Data?10min
Describing Spatial Data10min
Lesson 3 Mapping Activity30min
Geospatial Revolution Video10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Lesson 3 Quiz36min
Week
4
Clock
3 horas para concluir

Doing Spatial Analysis

Learn how Geographers solve problems using spatial analysis techniques....
Reading
2 vídeos (Total de 12 min), 5 leituras, 1 teste
Video2 videos
Lesson 4 - Lecture 26min
Reading5 leituras
Analysis Pitfalls10min
Spatial Analysis10min
Normalization10min
Geospatial Revolution Video10min
Lesson 4 Mapping Activity30min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Lesson 4 Quiz30min
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Melhores avaliações

por SGMay 3rd 2018

Great course , completely covers all the fundamentals and provides interesting insights properly. Recommended to all geospatial enthusiasts.

por DCJul 26th 2017

Great introduction to GIS, and geospacial concepts. I would definitely recommend it to someone trying to get a feeling for what GIS is.

Instrutores

Dr. Anthony C. Robinson

Lead Faculty for Online Geospatial Education
Department of Geography

Sobre The Pennsylvania State University

Founded in 1855 as Pennsylvania's only land-grant university, The Pennsylvania State University combines academic rigor with a vibrant campus life. A nationally recognized Research-I institution, Penn State teaches students to be leaders with a global perspective. Supporting not only the citizens of our Commonwealth, Penn State engages in collaborative activities with industrial, educational, and agricultural partners in the United States and abroad to generate, disseminate, integrate, and apply knowledge that is valuable to society....

Perguntas Frequentes – FAQ

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • Nope - you'll be using free WebGIS services in this course. No large downloads or software purchases are required to participate in this class.

  • Most people will be fine to take this class with a laptop or desktop computer that has a contemporary web browser. Some have been successful completing the lab exercises in this class using phones/tablets, but the mapping assignments are not designed to be completed on mobile platforms at this time.

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