Getting Started with Spatial Analysis in GeoDa

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Explore GeoDA and learn how to import data.

Learn about different types of spatial data. 

Create a map with multiple data layers.

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BeginnerBeginner
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

By the end of this project, learners will know how to start out with GeoDa to use it for spatial analyses. This includes how to access and download the software, import multiple layers, and a basic overview of GeoDa. Spatial analysis, as a type of data analysis, has been getting increasingly important. The beginnings are often dated back to John Snow’s cholera outbreak maps from the mid-1800s. In 2003, Dr. Luc Anselin at the University of Chicago developed GeoDa, together with his team, to provide free software that digitizes old school pin maps. Today, it is used in various fields to plan cities and infrastructure, create crime maps, emergency management, and visualize finds at archaeological sites. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

Spatial AnalysisGeoDa

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Access the website, get familiar with it, and download GeoDa

  2. Download sample data

  3. Import Data and Learn about Shapefiles

  4. Learn about Tabular Data and Different Types of Spatial Data

  5. Create a Map

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

Frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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