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Learn how advances in geospatial technology and analytical methods have changed how we do everything, and discover how to make maps and analyze geographic patterns using the latest tools. The past decade has seen an explosion of new mechanisms for understanding and using location information in widely-accessible technologies. This Geospatial Revolution has resulted in the development of consumer GPS tools, interactive web maps, and location-aware mobile devices. These radical advances are making it possible for people from all walks of life to use, collect, and understand spatial information like never before. This course brings together core concepts in cartography, geographic information systems, and spatial thinking with real-world examples to provide the fundamentals necessary to engage with Geography beyond the surface-level. We will explore what makes spatial information special, how spatial data is created, how spatial analysis is conducted, and how to design maps so that they’re effective at telling the stories we wish to share. To gain experience using this knowledge, we will work with the latest mapping and analysis software to explore geographic problems....
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Beginner Level

初级

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建议:6-8 hours / week

完成时间大约为14 小时
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English

字幕:English, Greek

您将获得的技能

MapGeographic Information System (GIS)CartographyMap Projection
Globe

100% 在线课程

立即开始,按照自己的计划学习。
Calendar

可灵活调整截止日期

根据您的日程表重置截止日期。
Beginner Level

初级

Clock

建议:6-8 hours / week

完成时间大约为14 小时
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English

字幕:English, Greek

教学大纲 - 您将从这门课程中学到什么

1

章节
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完成时间为 12 分钟

Getting Started

Watch a short video to learn how this class works (it's a bit different than other MOOCs) and help make a map with your classmates....
Reading
1 个视频(共 2 分钟), 1 个阅读材料
Video1 个视频
Reading1 个阅读材料
Let's Make A Map10分钟
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完成时间为 4 小时

The Changing Nature of Place

Discover the Geospatial Revolution and its impact on the rapidly evolving science of Geography....
Reading
2 个视频(共 16 分钟), 5 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video2 个视频
Lesson 1 - Lecture 210分钟
Reading5 个阅读材料
The Geospatial Revolution10分钟
The Changing Nature of Place10分钟
What Is Geography?10分钟
Geospatial Revolution Video10分钟
Lesson 1 Mapping Activity30分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Lesson 1 Quiz34分钟

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章节
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完成时间为 4 小时

Spatial is Special

Explore what it means to think spatially and consider the impacts of scale and time....
Reading
2 个视频(共 14 分钟), 6 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video2 个视频
Lesson 2 - Lecture 27分钟
Reading6 个阅读材料
Spatial is Special10分钟
Thinking like a Geographer10分钟
Spatial Relationships10分钟
Scale and Time10分钟
Geospatial Revolution Video20分钟
Lesson 2 Mapping Activity30分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Lesson 2 Quiz30分钟

3

章节
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完成时间为 4 小时

Understanding Spatial Data

Examine the key elements of spatial datasets....
Reading
2 个视频(共 12 分钟), 6 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video2 个视频
Lesson 3 - Lecture 25分钟
Reading6 个阅读材料
Spatial Data10分钟
The Earth from Above10分钟
Who Makes Spatial Data?10分钟
Describing Spatial Data10分钟
Lesson 3 Mapping Activity30分钟
Geospatial Revolution Video10分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Lesson 3 Quiz36分钟

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章节
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完成时间为 3 小时

Doing Spatial Analysis

Learn how Geographers solve problems using spatial analysis techniques....
Reading
2 个视频(共 12 分钟), 5 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video2 个视频
Lesson 4 - Lecture 26分钟
Reading5 个阅读材料
Analysis Pitfalls10分钟
Spatial Analysis10分钟
Normalization10分钟
Geospatial Revolution Video10分钟
Lesson 4 Mapping Activity30分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Lesson 4 Quiz30分钟
4.7

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创建者 SGMay 3rd 2018

Great course , completely covers all the fundamentals and provides interesting insights properly. Recommended to all geospatial enthusiasts.

创建者 DCJul 26th 2017

Great introduction to GIS, and geospacial concepts. I would definitely recommend it to someone trying to get a feeling for what GIS is.

讲师

Dr. Anthony C. Robinson

Lead Faculty for Online Geospatial Education
Department of Geography

关于 The Pennsylvania State University

Founded in 1855 as Pennsylvania's only land-grant university, The Pennsylvania State University combines academic rigor with a vibrant campus life. A nationally recognized Research-I institution, Penn State teaches students to be leaders with a global perspective. Supporting not only the citizens of our Commonwealth, Penn State engages in collaborative activities with industrial, educational, and agricultural partners in the United States and abroad to generate, disseminate, integrate, and apply knowledge that is valuable to society....

常见问题

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • Nope - you'll be using free WebGIS services in this course. No large downloads or software purchases are required to participate in this class.

  • Most people will be fine to take this class with a laptop or desktop computer that has a contemporary web browser. Some have been successful completing the lab exercises in this class using phones/tablets, but the mapping assignments are not designed to be completed on mobile platforms at this time.

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