Course : Maps and the Geospatial Revolution

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Programme Description

Course : Maps and the Geospatial Revolution

FutureLearn

Learn to make maps and analyse geographic patterns using the latest tools

The past decade has seen an explosion of new ways to understand and use location information in widely-accessible technologies. This Geospatial Revolution has created new consumer GPS tools, interactive web maps, and location-aware mobile devices. These advances make it possible for everyone to use, collect, and understand spatial information.

This online course brings together core concepts in cartography, geographic information systems (GIS) and spatial thinking, and uses real-world examples, to give you the fundamental skills to engage with geography beyond the surface-level.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the Geospatial Revolution and its impact on the science of geography
  • Practice thinking spatially to solve geographic problems in environmental, social, and technical domains
  • Understand how spatial data is created
  • Apply spatial analysis techniques using interactive web maps
  • Explain the key elements of effective cartographic design
  • Practice the art and science of mapmaking using interactive web maps.

What topics will you cover?

  • Discover the Geospatial Revolution and its impact on the rapidly evolving science of Geography.
  • Explore what it means to think spatially and consider the impacts of scale and time.
  • Examine the key elements of spatial datasets.
  • Learn how Geographers solve problems using spatial analysis techniques.
  • Explore the key elements of effective cartographic design.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Explain the Geospatial Revolution and its impact on the science of Geography.
  • Practice thinking spatially to solve geographic problems in environmental, social, and technical domains.
  • Understand how spatial data is created.
  • Apply spatial analysis techniques using interactive web maps.
  • Explain the key elements of effective cartographic design.
  • Practice the art and science of mapmaking using interactive web maps.

Who is the course for?

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 can 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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
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Last updated January 15, 2018
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Jan. 2019
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