You don’t have to be a software developer to build valuable geo-enabled apps that make your communities smarter and businesses more successful. This course will show you how to combine location and narrative in one application to better communicate and broadcast your story, create custom web applications that solve problems in your community, and build powerful native applications for iOS and Android devices without touching a piece of code. If you are a developer, you’ll be interested in Esri’s APIs, SDKs, and the buzzing GeoDev community.
Overview of the Course and Geo Apps
Geo-enabling means more than plotting dots on a map. This section provides an orientation to the course and thoughts about how geo apps can strengthen communities.
Geo Apps for Smarter Communities
This section explains how geo apps can raise community awareness through storytelling, help solve local problems, and enable staff and community members to make the most of their mobile devices.
Put Your Story on the Map
Learn to configure application templates to create geo-enabled apps that tell your community’s story.
Web Apps for Your Community
See how communities use Esri’s Web AppBuilder to create custom geo apps to help field crews and citizens work smarter.
Native Apps for Your Community
Use Esri’s AppStudio to create native geo apps that can be published to community members through the Google Play and Apple app stores.
Building Geo Apps on Open Data
Using skills developed in other sections, build an app that unleashes the value of open access data published by local, state, or federal government agencies.
Custom Coding and the GeoDev Community
Tap into powerful APIs and SDKs to geo-enable your applications. Discover the GeoDev community on GitHub with Hackerlabs and sample code.
As a GIS beginner, I loved everything about this course, Very practical. I knew the importance of maps but being able to create custom apps was something I never expected to be able to do. Am already creating a GeoApp for my organization to collect and display data and colleagues now see me as a GIS guru. After just 4 weeks of training! this is amazing.
All of the MOOC courses are very good but this one, Do-It-Yourself Geo Apps I would recommend as a starter for people who have not done any yet. All of the exercises are both easy to follow and yet challenging in their suggestion to do create something...
A very successful, easily followed and yet challenging introduction to ARCGIS Online.
One of the strong points of all MOOC courses is the Forum. If you get lost, feel overchallenged or simply want to demonstrate your successful creations there are always willing course members there to offer suggestions, appreciate your work or, in fact, ask for help themselves.
I had done a similar course a few years ago and think ESRI have done an incredible job making it even simpler for a "end-user" like me to create attractive apps quickly...I've been able to show colleagues what's possible with GIS using real-life examples...
I had done a similar course a few years ago and think ESRI have done an incredible job making it even simpler for a "end-user" like me to create attractive apps quickly...I've been able to show colleagues what's possible with GIS using real-life examples from our world which makes it easier for them to appreciate the potential.
And then there was the opportunity to dip a toe into coding! Well, I always knew there was a lot of work going on behind the scenes to create robust slick tools for us to use but I'll never look at a web page the same way again! Thank you very much for putting the link to the CSS tutorial site...I am ridiculously excited about the idea of learning a new language at my age - takes me back to my youth when everyone's computer started up with the c prompt and I could have hours of fun programming it to repeat a line of text down the page! We have to input our recruitment adverts into an HTML form, I'm going to see whether adding CSS works when I put one in next week (shh, don't tell HR!).
Looking forward to the next course, in the meantime, I'll be having a good look around the Developers resources (though I feel a fraud for being a user rather than developer, this course has given me a glimpse of another world)
Great content in general. The provided material contained guided sections with accurate step by step detail. It was a great learning experience.
Anonymous completed this course.
This course has really given me much insight into the potential of GIS. My experience gain after completing this course is about how information can be visually be presented for good public engagement and that includes helping get the information down...
This course has really given me much insight into the potential of GIS. My experience gain after completing this course is about how information can be visually be presented for good public engagement and that includes helping get the information down to the non-GIS expect, what I call
"the creation of equity in GIS" and making apps which help make community smarter and data-driven. As a GIS analyst, thanks to Esri I have always thought of reaching a larger audience with the maps I create in a smarter way. This dream gets shattered when I think of not being a developer to create all these cool apps but through this course and the hardworking team of Esri, I had the opportunity to get expose to some web maps, web apps and even create my own app which is a native app, on top of all these cool opportunities the ArcGIS developers platform has also been made available to learn more. Thanks to Esri and the instructors of this course I see myself to be on my way to the next stage of my GIS carer. Esri is indeed GIS.
Although I'm a long time user of ESRI Arcview-ArcMap-ArcGIS, this DIY Geoapps MOOC is my first exposure to the world of creating web app and native app. It is very empowering to be able to quickly create an app to engage and inform your community both at home and around the world. The course material is very well organized. The "two part" format of the exercises allow you to first complete an example by following step by step instructions and then create new ones on your own to practice the skills you learnt and explore other functionalities. Four week is a bit short for me to fully engage with the 6 section course, so I'd recommend you to make time to keep up with it.
Anonymous completed this course.
This Esri MOOC was a great experience, especially for those with very little or no experience with web mapping / geo apps. I have intermediate skills with web mapping and this MOOC explored more than just web mapping, but the different options available through Esri. Experience with different Esri geo app programs such as Survey 123, Experience Builder, Web App Builder, and some experience with coding (no worries! it walks you through each step). I am a Geography - GIS student, graduating in a few months, and this course helped me see what all Esri has to offer. Very flexible and a very do-able courseload!
This course provides anyone that is interested in Geo apps and ArcGIS with a basic understanding of the technology and its potential uses. In addition to just understanding what you can do with ArcGIS the easy step-by-step activities will have you diving into the program, creating Geo apps and nice looking data enriched maps that are easily transferable to client facing products. If you take this MOOC you will undoubtedly come away from it with the basic skill set necessary to start building ArcGIS experience. This is definitely worth the time if you are trying to get into data analysis or consulting.
I really enjoyed the way that the exercises were made in a way that keeps your interest until the very end of each one and encourages you to keep learning, experiment, and connect with people who share the same interests with you. Also, the instructors of this course were very interactive and interesting to be heard; you could really understand how much they love what they do and this is amazing, to say the least. Frankly, I would not change a thing!
That was a great experience to be a part of MOOC offered by the ESRI. The pdfs they provide to perform the excercise are crisp clear and not only helps to complete excercise but also gives knowledge of external resources that can help to improve ourselves in respective topics.it explaind every steps and gives reasoning why are we doing it and what will be the output. Thank you!!! for such a self improvement course
I have learnt some excellent new tech skills that will enable me to tell data based location connected stories with my professional and mentee community. ESRI provide very clear video training material, and excellent practical worked examples.
This is something I hope to share with finance professionals around the world, as well as our 9 year old granddaughter, who, originally, came up with the app idea!
THIS MOOC WAS JUST AWSOME!IT BUILDS CONFIDENCE FOR NON CODERS AND JUST MAKE US FEEL THAT CODING IS SO SIMPLE.......IT ALSO PROVES THAT CERTAIN THINGS ARE POSSIBLE EVEN WITHOUT CODINGS! THE COURSE WAS REALLY USER FRIENDLY! THIS IS MY FIRST MOOC AT ESRI!AND I LOVED IT AND I REGISTERED FOR NEXT MOOC TOO!
KUDOOS TO THE TEAM!
The course is rich in content. Do-It-Yourself Geo Apps MOOC is very good for beginners in geo app development. It lays a good foundation for one to build upon as a developer. Again, once enrolled in this course, you get access to software license for free. Yes! You heard me right, you get a free access to software license so you can build your geo app development skills.
Anonymous completed this course.
Very informative course that gives geo geeks the knowledge and resources to build and configure geo apps.
The class is self paced .
The instructors are very thorough and fun too.
The exercises are well thought out and very detailed which makes them easy to follow.
I had the opportunity to make several geo-apps for varying uses and even write a bit of code!!
Course facilitators were always ready to help and promptly responded to our concerns.
I enjoyed every bit of it and would highly recommend the course.
I am really enthousiastic about this and other ESRI mooc's. Experienced speakers and high quality excercises. Although mooc's are offered several times the course materials are updated inbetween so they are current everytime. I endorse these ESRI courses strongly!
Bert Kraan, former MCT, now gis technician
I think this course was perfect for me. I have always wanted to learn more about application development, how to disseminate certain informing to a certain user group and this course just did that.
I loved how the course is structured, the interaction between the students and the exercises too.
I feel i have the resources to build on to what i learnt through this course and get much better
Really good step-by-step course on the ArcGIS new capabilities for geoapps. Lots of possibilities to create and use some of the most powerful tools available for maps and GIS by creating more user friendly interfaces to further the usability of the programs. I highly recommend it.
Ashe Abubakar Wulet
I will like to appreciate the facilitators/instructors for there time and all the effort they put in seeing the success of this program they have really impacted new skills and knowledge to me. I will make sure i use this skill in my own small way.
A well organised course with great data integration and expertly supported using the arcgis platform and all new features. Material was updated as the platform changed and instructors were engaging, using videos and snippets to stay in touch with course attendees.