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
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.
You do not need to download any specific software - an updated web browser like Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox will be sufficient for completing this course. The mapping activities in this course use a free account with ArcGIS online, which may not work very well on a tablet or phone browser.