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About the Course

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....

Top reviews

Apr 27, 2020

Well organized course structure and comprehensive reading materials.\n\nI have used 30% of the knowledge I learned from this course in the past two months in my work.\n\nRecommended.

Apr 6, 2019

from the first week it introduces the student to the subject it breaks the ice between the student and the subject.If you want to start this is the perfect place for you.

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By carly w

Jun 10, 2018

So amazing!! Would 100% recommend for anyone with an interest in Geography and Geospatial analysis.

By wesam

Sep 21, 2017

Very good Basic course for GIS

good information, good ordering of material

I advice to enroll

By David A R R

Mar 29, 2017

A Fancy course for learning the basic of cartography and interpreting maps!!


By Anita S

Jul 11, 2017

This course is really worth of it, for knowing, creating maps in open source software.

By Abdirahman M

Oct 23, 2017

This was great course in GIS foundation. One of my favorite online course ever.

By Shakeel A

Aug 11, 2020

Great experience with Maps and Geospatial Revolution.

Solute to the whole team.

By Caden G

Sep 20, 2017

Great intro to not just GIS, but mapping and geography principles as a whole.

By Roney

Jul 12, 2017

Course present a very good overview of maps and geospatial relationship.

By Artem S

Dec 14, 2016

Very useful course. But it's cool to add some more urban planning focus.

By Chaichana

Nov 13, 2020

Interesting course with lots knowledge of the geographical location GIS

By Adam M

Jan 8, 2018

Very Helpful and Educational. Would Recommend to Students Especially.

By Andy F

Aug 25, 2017

Very useful in gaining a greater understanding of GIS as a whole.

By Deleted A

Sep 7, 2017

Explored and experienced a good learning through this course.

By Ali D

Nov 12, 2019

it's really joyful and huge information that I got with

By Benjamin

Mar 4, 2018

Great content, good structure and inspiring lectures.

By Adam K

Oct 16, 2016

Really enjoyed this course! Would love to see more.

By Michelle F

Dec 9, 2020

Really fun, thoroughly enjoyed the final project.

By Monifa

Oct 11, 2020

Interesting course and fantastic lecturer!

By Beck V

Dec 11, 2020

Мне очень понравился этот курс, спосибо!

By Salma T

Apr 1, 2019

Excellent course. I learnt alot.


Jul 3, 2018

Good introductory course

By Changhoo S

Aug 5, 2017

Very interesting course!

By Jawairia M

Sep 28, 2020

It was a good course

By Abdullah B

Sep 25, 2018

It was good courses.

By Mark A

Sep 20, 2017

Great intro to GIS