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Going Places with Spatial Analysis

Esri via Independent

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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  • 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.
  • This course was just great i have learnt new Techniques of which am already applying in my work. thanks alot
  • Anonymous
    This was a very useful and entertaining course. I learned to understand and apply Spatial Analysis in a series of very practical exercises. All the material was available for reference during the course and I used that material outside of the course to...
  • Hassan Muhammad

    Hassan Muhammad 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Anonymous
    Geography matters in everything that we do. It affects the schools we go to. It affects the first language we speak, who our neighbors are, our daily commute to work or school. It affects our health and even the health of our planet. Geography impacts almost everything.
    We all use maps to find out where things are and how we get to those things. Maps are created from spatial data. Maps help us learn about our world.
    But what if you go beyond just reading a map and start to analyze the spatial data?
    This MOOC discuss about spatial analysis that help us to answer real-word problem and gives new perspective to our decision-making.
  • Anonymous
    This is a very interesting and useful program for data analysis. It does not only teach how to create a spatial analysis app. It also demonstrated how to set up research criteria for research studies. In the program, I learnt about the condition of air pollutions and the population in California once were, with the tables and the spatial analysis app I created. I also learnt what aged groups were vulnerable to air pollution; and the different spatial analysis results from the air pollution standards between California and the Federal. Finally, I got help and learnt more tricks to use the ArcGIS program from the Lesson Forum.
  • Anonymous
    The class is a good intro into Spatial Analysis and the exercises really help you learn how to use this software, to help answer questions , of a geographical or anything with location type data . You do not need to understand stats or be a mapping genius , to go thru these lessons , but you will have an easier time, if you are familiar with mapping or with the arcgis software . If you dont have this background, it is still a good course, it will just likly take you the full time or longer, to do the exercises ...but ...that is the fun of this course, you are learning as you are doing the analysis.
  • In the fields of social and health sciences, the spatial analysis techniques introduced in this course are already being used in research published in the peer-reviewed literature. This course gives course participants insights on how to ask good study questions, assemble the needed spatial data, and not only visualize but analyze the data using Esri software. I recommend the course even if, like me, you have several years of experience with ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online, as you will inevitably be reminded of important analytic steps and new use cases for spatial analysis to inspire your own work.
  • 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.
  • Anonymous
    I would like to encourage others to do this course and explore more on esri using GIS . This course helps to create your own data ,analyze information on GIS. The tools used to create data and analyze are so user friendly and the options to change whatever u've done is provided so to those who have not yet take this course it's my pleasure to them to start doing it right now if you are someone living within the technological era like this . GIS is best suitable course to take and start doing your own work or within the organization you work for.

    Thank you
  • 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.
  • Anonymous
    This course is very informative, attractive to beginners, students feel enthusiastic to learn. Initially you got to know a lot about the various webmapping, story maps, featured layer usage and analysis etc. At the end you feel comfortable with spatial analysis for sure. The way of conducting the course, giving brief idea ,next making us to learn through exercise, clarifying the doubts ,discussions through forms. Good and nice way of conducting and encouraging the learners to learn more.
  • Anonymous
    Going places with Spatial Analysis is one course i recommend for all geospatial data analyst. It was six weeks of fun and learning. From the introductory videos, the exercises, the discussion to the forum discussions. I have been able to understand spatial relationships using various analytical methods from proximity, to patterns to prediction. If you're looking to hone your spatial analytical skills using real world data to make critical decisions. This is a starter package.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Anonymous
    The Course: Going Places with Spatial Analysis was a great learning opportunity for me and i would recommend for anyone with interest in spatial analysis, as it helps to provide answer to spatial questions and help us understand the patterns and processes occurring in the world around us. Spatial Analysis concepts was well understood and the application area best suited for different analysis type.

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