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Online Course

Going Places with Spatial Analysis

Esri via Independent

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  • Provider Independent
  • Cost Free Online Course
  • Session In progress
  • Language English
  • Certificate Certificate Available
  • Effort 2-3 hours a week
  • Duration 6 weeks long
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Overview

This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is for people who know something about data analysis and want to learn about the special capabilities of spatial data analysis. Spatial analysis focuses on location to gain a deeper understanding of data. Spatial analysis skills are in high demand by organizations around the world. You'll get free access to the full analytical capabilities of ArcGIS Online, Esri's cloud-based GIS platform. Previous experience with GIS software is helpful, but not necessary for tech-savvy problem solvers. Could you and your career go places with spatial analysis?

Syllabus

Section 1

Going Places with Spatial Analysis

Consider the special characteristics and value of spatial data and analysis, and then get started with ArcGIS Online.

Section 2

Understanding and Comparing Places

Watch brief lectures about fundamental topics like queries, scale of analysis, descriptive statistics, and projection. Query a layer and sum attributes to make a map showing the best locations for new mixed-use development.

Section 3

Determining How Places Are Related

Learn about vector overlay, the modifiable areal unit problem, and normalizing data for choropleth mapping. Use ArcGIS Online to analyze watersheds for water quality monitoring, and summarize the number of streetlights in a city’s maintenance assessment district.

Section 4

Finding the Best Locations and Paths

Discuss topology, site suitability, cost paths, and other key concepts. Find suitable sites for a grocery distribution center and preferable areas for cougar habitat using ArcGIS Online.

Section 5

Detecting and Quantifying Patterns

Lecture topics include density surfaces, spatial autocorrelation, and spatiotemporal analysis. Use density and hot spot analyses to visualize patterns of personal and property crimes.

Section 6

Making Predictions

Learn about spatial interaction, regression, surface analysis, and interpolation. Use ArcGIS Online to interpolate sample points and make a map showing areas at risk of long-term poor air quality.

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Reviews for Going Places with Spatial Analysis Based on 26 reviews

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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Thank you Sir,

This Course is good sensitive mind for geography.

Find Location , Time Management, Saving Life and To do more good decision for Living life.
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Hassan M
Hassan completed this course.
If this kind of courses will be continuously conducted, the world in populace will get to know much about the importance of Geospatial and the people in key position of authorities to consider it in their Government activities and decision making unlike in my area few people knew about the term GIS or...
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Every aspect of this training was highly informative. The materials were very detailed and very easy to follow. The short preceeding videos by Andrea Bell greatly helped to set my intellectual operating environment at the start of each topic. Specifi areas I found very interestion inclue, Determining...
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
I am an experience GIS Analyst, but haven't done a lot with ArcGIS Online. While I think this course is aimed at teaching some of the basics of GIS, it was still a hugely helpful introduction for me to some of what you can do with ArcGIS Online. Frankly, much more than I thought/remembered.

I really appreciated the real world approaches of the exercises that featured things like competing client interests and that the data was not all clean and canned. Also, that the course really emphasized doing, not sitting and listening to lectures or reading about concepts/techniques.

As a bonus, it really didn't take more than an hour or so a week to do and seems like ongoing enrollment in some of these MOOCs might be a quick, fun way to keep up with topics/techniques/tools you don't normally have a lot of exposure to.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Great course, I'm confident knowing that the spatial analysis techniques learned will help me tackle common environmental and technical problems in the world of geography and its relation to other practical issues.

Easy to follow with the videos and exercises, that you can download and view later to help guide future projects. Wish there was a video explaining the last topic on the various modelling techniques but on the positive side, this gives me a good opportunity to further advance my self-learning abilities.

And hey! I got a certificate which is super awesome.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
This is a well thought out course with excellent production quality. Videos include transcripts and are well done. Assignments are detailed and easy to follow. I am already familiar with GIS in general, so I can't speak to how things would go for a complete newcomer, but I believe they would be fine. Because the assignments are designed to work on ArcGIS Online there is no software to install, no operating system or hardware requirements beyond a browser and an Internet connection.

If you have any interest in how GIS can be used, take this course.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
This course has a total of 6 lectures. Each lecture overviews important concepts about spatial analysis and provides an exercise that is based on issues that can be solved using spatial analysis tools in ArcGIS Online.

I really liked the intro videos and the exercises. Some exercises could be long but can be completed within 2 hours. I recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn about spatial analysis or refresh the concept, and learn ArcGIS Online.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Great! A bit overwhelming since its self-paced and has a lot of content that has been oversimplified (I kept getting my self sidetracked reading about specific tools used for some of the exercises- there are just so many resources to learn from) for the sake of first timers like myself. Overall, this is a great course and I would recommend it to everyone out there getting started with or has some understanding of data analysis.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Awesome course! My intention in taking the course was for the certification to supplement my college degree in order to get an analyst position. Although it is recommended that you take 6 weeks to complete, if you have any familiarity with spatial analysis and/or the online platform you can complete it in one week! I use the desktop platform so it took me some time to get familiar with the online platform. It is very intuitive.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
The ArcGIS online tool has a vast array of analytical tools that people can use to solve location based problems. The course sections included one on identifying potential cougar habitat, one on crime rate data, one on air quality and three others. I would recommend this course to someone who is looking to further develop their geo-spatial analysis skills. The course was well paced and scaffolded.
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Adriana G
Adriana completed this course.
Gis will give, and is giving, a new face and a greater dignity to geography, which has been the Cinderella of the sciences, at a point that several politicians don't understand nothing about places and names of places.

Nothing to say about people and their living conditions around the world !

If Windows is a software, GIS is the glas of the windows.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
A very insightful course. We were taking through the use of ArcGIS online. The great thing, prior experience in the use of ArcGIS online is not required. It is also not boring even if you have knowledge about other ESRI software such as ArcMap.

Great course. Recommended for all that are willing to learn new things.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
This course has been an eye opener to spatial data analysis capabilities of ArcGIS Online. The exercises are well designed to ensure that one gets a deeper understanding of what it it means to analyse data spatially. A good course to enroll in if one seeks to make spatially aided decisions.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Learn how to do Location Intelligence with a powerfull tool. Take advantage of spatial analysis to answer business questions or to do better investments. learn how is the best way to present your results by giving the best insights and oportunities.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Well organised, good range of examples and pathway from starting a query to showing results to a project sponsor. Some tricky questions in the end of lesson quiz each time but overall a good investment of time.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
The design of the course is excellent! I enjoyed it! I have doing GIS for 3 years and with this course, I have learned new tools and skills that I could use in my job.

I really appreciate this course!
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Good course, very practical and enrich your knowledge and criteria. You can use all the content in the exercises in your job or projects, they are applicable to many professional disciplines
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
I love this course and I highly recommend it to take it :). I like that it gives the student a week to complete the modules and every module provides different but related information.
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Manoj T
Manoj completed this course.
VERY GOOD COURSE AND USEFUL IN DAY TODAY LIFE ANALYSIS,GREAT COURSE ,INTERESTED IN MORE COURSES,AWAITING MORE MOOC INVITATIONS,GREAT LEARNING EXPERIENCE
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
I felt this course was very helpful and provided a variety of scenarios to garner skills with spatial analysis. I would recommend this course to anyone.
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